Author: Malik Badri
Publisher: Islamic Book Trust
About the Book:
Psychology, with all its by-products and offshoots, has assumed in the West the status of religion, and for many people has replaced it. As in other areas of social sciences, some Muslim thinkers and scholars have developed an amazing skill for the unthinking repetition and blind copying of Western, non-Islamic ideas and practices. “In the Lizard’s Hole” is a Prophetic epitaph that describes this activity very well. Some Muslim psychologists insist dogmatically on prying even into lizard’s holes that have been partly or totally abandoned by their Western counterparts. But do Muslims really need modern psychology at all? Is modern psychology wholly Western? Is there a way in which it could be reconciled with Islam? These burning questions lie lurking behind ‘The Dilemma of Muslim Psychologists’.
About the Author:
Malik Babikr Badri Mohammed was a Sudanese author and professor of psychology. He was the founder of modern Islamic Psychology and published such influential books as ‘The Dilemma of Muslim Psychologists’ and many others. He was sometimes affectionately called Baba Malik. He died on February 8, 2021, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was the son of Babikr Bedri who had established the Ahfad University. He was married with 7 children.
Professor Dr. Malik Badri obtained his B.A. (with distinction) and his Masters from the American University of Beirut. He further obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Leicester, England, and his Postgraduate Certificate of Clinical Psychology from the Academic Department of Psychiatry of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School of London University. He was elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is a Chartered Psychologist. In recognition of his contributions in his field, he was awarded an honorary D.Sc. from the Ahfad University and was with the medal of Shahid Zubair which is the highest award for academic excellence. Professor Badri was Professor and Dean in various universities including Dean of the Faculties of Education at the University of Khartoum and Juba University and the Acting Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization of the International Islamic University, Malaysia. Professor Badri also served as a senior clinical psychologist in a number of hospitals and clinics in the Middle East and Africa and was the founder of the Psychological Clinic of the University of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was Holder of the prestigious Chair of IbniKhaldun in the Faculty of Revealed Knowledge and Human Science of theInternational Islamic University in Malaysia. He has published widely in psychology and education and his works have been translated into many languages of the Islamic world. His research interests include Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Islamic Psychology, Social Psychology, and Islamic Studies.