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How to Spot Professional Liars

Constantly lying can take a toll on our brain health, and even make us more susceptible to pathological lying. A study in Nature Neuroscience in 2016 found habitual lying can desensitize our brains from “feeling bad”. It may even encourage us to tell bigger lies in the future. The researchers found that when we lie for …


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.

Adaptogens: Now More Than Ever!

Life, especially in these days and this age, creates stress “to the max.” More and more studies daily point out the negative pathologic consequences of our stress-filled lives. What are some of these stress-related illnesses? Well, let’s start with subjective changes like fatigue, anxiety, sleep-related problems, and various muscular aches and pains. On a more …

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 …


Jinn Possession: Psychology & Spiritual Healing

While issues arising from jinn do occur, to what magnitude and degree is not clear. We are warned against implying too much power and attention to jinn as Allah (SWT) is most powerful and omniscient and only Allah is due this kind of attention and fear.

How Can I Become an Islamic Psychologist?

In this counseling answer: “Islamic psychology is an emerging field. Islam can be applied in many different ways to psychology. We can apply it to improving our practice as we learn how to incorporate Islamic principles into all fields of psychology or to simply making psychological services more accessible to a wider Muslim community.” Wa …


Seeking Goodness of Nature

“It is Allah who made for you the earth a place of settlement and the sky a ceiling and formed you and perfected your forms and provided you with good things. That is Allah, your Lord; then blessed is Allah, Lord of the worlds” (Surat Ghafir 40:64). Many fail to give nature the respect it …


Unwanted Relation between Stress & Big Belly

Young or old, thin or big, many Muslims are getting a paunch and have to bear some feelings of heaviness in the abdomen. But aside from being a nuisance, having a big belly can also lead to serious diseases.


Jinn Possession: Psychology, Faith & Mental Health

Many Muslims nowadays especially, in some cultures tend to make a link between any disorders or problems they might experience to jinn possession and such supernatural issues. Possession by a spirit, demon, or other spiritual entity is not new. As early as 5000 BCE, man attributed mental illness to the evil eye, sorcery, demonic possession …

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