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Islamic Counselling & Psychotherapy Trends in Theory Development

Islamic Counselling & Psychotherapy Trends in Theory Development

Islamic counselling and psychotherapy is a discipline that is vaguely defined. Information that is available on this topic is often limited in quantity and perspective to form the theoretical basis necessary to constitute a model of intervention for Islamic Counselling. Indeed in discussions with social service practitioners this lack of a coherent Islamic counselling methodology is frequently expressed.

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Globalization's Challenge to Islam

Globalization's Challenge to Islam

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, the effect of globalisation on Islam has emerged as a hotly debated topic. With twenty percent of the world's population professing Islam as their religion, it is a matter of more than academic interest.

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Why atheists have to be tolerant to religion, while religious people are not tolerant to atheists?

Why atheists have to be tolerant to religion, while religious people are not tolerant to atheists?

What is atheism?  Atheism is not a religion in the sense that Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are. Conventional religions usually include a belief in the nature of deity, other religious beliefs, a moral code, religious rituals and sacraments, and a membership in a religious community. Rather, an Atheist's belief system is confined to one factor: the existence or non-existence of a deity. He or she will have a personal moral code. However, it would generally be derived from purely secular considerations, and will be unrelated to any religious texts.

Various Articles
Muslim-Christian Ties in Europe: Past, Present and Future

Muslim-Christian Ties in Europe: Past, Present and Future

From the universal perspective of the history of civilizations, Europe displays a remarkable disparity in regard to the mutual cultural influences of the Muslim and the Christian world.

Various Articles
The Bible & Quran Say: DO NOT EAT PORK

The Bible & Quran Say: DO NOT EAT PORK

Both the Bible and Qur’an prohibit the eating of pork. Muslims are aware of this prohibition and observe it strictly. However, most readers of the Bible say they do not know where they can find this in the Bible. In the book of Leviticus, Chapter 11, v. 7, it is recorded that God declares the pig to be unclean for believers. Then, in verse 8, God says: ‘You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you’. This command is repeated in Deuteronomy 14;7-8. Then, in Isaiah 65:2-4, and 66:17, God issues a stern warning against those who eat pork.

Various Articles
Muslims and Islam in European History Textbooks: Seeking Security Through Culture

Muslims and Islam in European History Textbooks: Seeking Security Through Culture

Many may believe in intercultural dialogue as a promised way to dispel the myth of the “Clash of Civilizations,” but such a dialogue should go through different challenges and examinations to prove it so.

Various Articles
CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

Christian Zionism is the belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy, and is a necessary prerequisite for the return of Jesus to reign on Earth. This belief is commonly, though not exclusively, associated with evangelical Protestants around the world.

Evidentiary Jurisprudence
Tawaf on a Newly Built Circular Bridge

Tawaf on a Newly Built Circular Bridge

Question: A two-level bridge has been built recently around the Holy Ka'abah. Is it permissible for an able-bodied or a disabled pilgrim to perform tawaf on those bridges, of free choice or out of necessity? What is the Islamic law about offering tawaf prayer there?

Various Articles
A List of “Firsts” in Islam

A List of “Firsts” in Islam

Someone in Islam was the first man or the first woman to do or to say something, and this made him or her a pioneer. Following is a list of some of the deeds which made their authors “pioneers.” The list, of course, is not by any means exhaustive.

Religions and Sects
Islamic Brotherhood

Islamic Brotherhood

There are different forms of brotherhood in Islam, just as there are various forms of unity in Islam. The first form of brotherhood is familial brotherhood like two brothers or two sisters. Or any two people who are related through their mothers and fathers, they are all sisters and brothers. The second form of brotherhood has to do with nursing. If two infants who do not have familial relations breastfeed from one woman for a specified time, with the conditions that are mentioned in jurisprudence, they will become brother and sister, two brothers, or two sisters due to suckling. When the people whom it is forbidden to marry are mentioned in the Qur''''an, the following phrase is mentioned: ...

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