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Role of Psychology in Muslim Eyes

Psychology is the study of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of human experience. It is an academic discipline and an applied science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.

Think Rationally

Do Animals Think Rationally As Well?

{Then Allah sent a crow searching in the ground to show him how to hide the disgrace of his brother. He said, “O woe to me! Have I failed to be like this crow and hide the body of my brother?” And he became of the regretful.} [Surat Al-Ma’idah 5:31]. Previous research has shown that …

3 Kinds of Consciousness, Computers Master One

3 Kinds of Consciousness, Computers Master One

Consciousness is a slippery concept to pin down, but a group of neuroscientists just made a solid attempt at doing just that. Their goal was to determine if we’re near the holy grail of artificial self-awareness. Mike Mcrae of ScienceAlert reported on October 27. Now, the short answer is no. But don’t weep for a bleak future free …

Suicidal thoughts

Identification of Individuals with Suicidal Thoughts

Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Marcel Just and the University of Pittsburgh’s David Brent have developed an innovative and promising approach to identify suicidal individuals by analyzing the alterations in how their brains represent certain concepts, such as death, cruelty and trouble. Published in Nature Human Behaviour, the study offers a new approach to assessing …


How Smart Are Animals, Really?

{And there is no creature on [or within] the earth or bird that flies with its wings except [that they are] communities like you. We have not neglected in the Register a thing. Then unto their Lord they will be gathered.} [Surat Al-Anʿam 6:38]. This Qur’anic chapter itself is named “Al-An’am” which means animals or cattle …

Mind Death

Study Shows Mind Still Works After Death

{And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about the soul. Say, “The soul is of the affair of my Lord. And mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little.”} [Surat Al-Israa 17:85]. Scientists say people are aware they’re dead because their consciousness continues to work after the body has stopped showing signs of life, Dave …

Mental disorders

Religion in Mental Health: Soul Under Pressure

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depressive disorders are the fourth leading cause of ill health and disability amongst adults worldwide. By 2020, it is expected that mental health disorders will represent the world’s largest health problem (Duckworth p.2). Researchers view the spread of urbanization as a major contributory factor to this. Although it does …


Spending Eid with Your PC

Hundreds of millions of Muslims all over the world are eagerly awaiting the annual Eid festival, but the reasons for this enthusiasm are as diverse as the people themselves. While many see it as an opportunity to take stock of their activities throughout the year, reflect over their misdeeds and reposition themselves for the coming …

Rewiring the brain to stick to Ramadan resolutions

Rewiring Brain to Stick to Ramadan Resolutions

Ramadan is the perfect time to abandon bad habits, acquire good ones, ditch old routines, and make new starts. Ramadan motivates you to make plans to transform into a better version of yourself. It works for the first few days. Then, although your motivation wanes, your willpower keeps you going since your daily schedule is …

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