Author: Dr Feryad A. Hussain
Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH)
About the Book: Recognising and Changing Destructive Behaviours uses verses from the Qur’an, selected hadiths, and modern psychological theory to bring to light detrimental behaviours and guide readers in altering action through thought. Dr. Feryad A. Hussain takes ideal Islamic behaviour as a goal and presents realistic and practical advice and steps towards attaining this objective. She steers readers towards reflecting Islam in their thoughts and actions, keeping their lives in this world and the hereafter in mind.
In this book, Dr. Feryad A. Hussain presents a number of common habits and behaviours Muslims may not realise are not only detrimental to their lives in this world but also threatening to their existence in the afterlife. Not only does Dr. Hussain highlight destructive actions but also focuses on thoughts and attitudes that often accompany them in order to draw the reader’s attention to the inner cognitions that frequently fuel negative behaviours.
Using verses from the Qur’an and relevant hadiths as well as her knowledge and experience as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Hussain examines each of these behaviours in light of Islamic teachings and offers not only heartfelt advice for change but also reinforcing thoughts to help maintain positive change. More than a practical self-help guide to behaviour modification, it is a pertinent reminder of what true Islamic manners look like, how we can approach them with our minds, and how we can translate good thoughts into righteous actions.