Recommended Reading List for Islamically Integrated Psychology

Books on Traditional Islamic Psychology from Islamic tradition

  • Al-Razi, A. (2007). Razi’s Traditional Psychology (A.J. Arberry Trans.). Kazi Publications Inc.

  • Al-Balkhi, A. (2013). Abu Zayd Al-Balkhi’s Sustenance of the Soul: The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of a Ninth Century Physician (M. Badri Trans.). Malaysia: International Institute of Islamic Thought.

  • Mishkawayh, A. (2003). Refinement of Character (C.K. Zurayk Trans.). Kazi Publications Inc.

  • Ghazali, A. (2014). Mukhtasar Ihya Ulum Ad-Din. (M. Khalaf Trans.). Lypia/Nikosia, Cyprus: Spohr Publishers.

  • Birgivi, I. (2005). The Path of Muhammad: A Book on Islamic Morals and Ethics. (S.T. Bayrak Trans.). Bloomington, Indiana: World Wisdom.

  • Khan, I.M. (2005). The Path to Perfection. Santa Barbara, California: White Thread Press.

  • Al-Qayyim, I. (2013). Trials and Tribulations. Birmingham, United Kingdom: Daar us-Sunnah Publishers.

  • Al-Qayyim, I. (1990). The Soul’s Journey After Death. (L. Mabrouk Trans.) London, United Kingdom: Dar Al-Taqwa Publishers

  • Waliullah, S. (2005). Hujjat Allah Al-Baligha. (M.K Hermansen Trans.). Delhi, India: Kitab Bhavan Publishers

  • Abdus-Salam, I. (2004). Trials and Tribulations: Wisdom and Benefits. Birmingham, United Kingdom: Daar us-Sunnah Publishers

Books on Islamic Psychology from an Academic Perspective

  • Utz, A. (2011). Psychology from the Islamic perspective. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: International Islamic Publishing House.

  • Haque, A., & Mohamed, Y. (Eds.). (2009). Psychology of personality: Islamic perspectives. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Cengage Learning Asia.

  • Badri, M. (1979). The dilemma of Muslim psychologists. London: MWH London Pub- lishers.

  • Badri, M. (2000). Contemplation. Richmond, VA: Institute of Islamic Thought

  • Badri, M. (2013). Translation and annotation of Abu Zayd al-Balkhi’s Sustenance of the Soul. Richmond, VA: International Institute of Islamic Thought.

  • Rajab, A. (2015). The Medieval Islamic Hospital: Medicine, Religion and Charity. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press

  • Koenig, H.G., & Al-Shohaib, S., (2014) Health and Well-being in Islamic Societies: Background, Research and Applications.New York City, NY: Springer Publishing Company

  • Pargament, K. I. (2007). Spiritually integrated psychotherapy: Understanding and addressing the sacred. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

  • Pargament, K. I. (1997). The psychology of religion and coping: Theory, research, practice. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

  • Frager, R. (1999). Heart, self, & soul. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing.

  • Chishti, H.G.M. (1985). The Book of Sufi Healing. Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions and Bear Company

  • Chaleby, K. (2001).  Forensic Psychiatry in Islamic Jurisprudence. Herndon, VA: The International Institute of Islamic Thought.

  • Rasool, G. (2015). Islamic Counselling: An Introduction to Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Routledge

  • Richards, P. S., & Bergin, A. E. (2004). Casebook for a spiritual strategy in counseling and psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Richards, P. S., & Bergin, A. E. (2005). A spiritual strategy for counseling and psychotherapy (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Kobeisy, A. N. (2004). Counseling American Muslims: Understanding the Faith and Helping the People. Westport, CT: Praeger Publisher

  • Usmani, M. T. (2001). Spiritual discourses. Karachi, Pakistan: Darul Ishat.

  • Pargament, K. I. (1997). The psychology of religion and coping. New York, NY: Guilford.

  • Al-Issa (Ed.), Al-Junun: Mental illness in the Islamic world (pp. 277–293). Madison, CT: International Universities Press.

  • Ahmed, S., & Amer, M. M. (2012). Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions. New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Ansari, S. T. (2007). Alternative healing: The Sufi way. New York: Ansari.

  • Ciarrocchi, J.W., Koenig, H.G., Pearce, M.J., Schechter, D., & Vasegh, S. (2014). Religious Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Muslim Version): 10 Session Treatment Manual for Depression in Clients with Chronic Physical Illness. Tehran, Iran: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Contemporary Arabic Books focused on Islamic Psychology

  • al-Mahazaa, K.A.R. (2013) Ahkam Mareed al-nafs fi fiqh al-Islamiyyah.  Dar al-Samiya

  • Ibn Awf, A., Ibn Awf, A. (2016). Al-ahkam al-fiqhiyyah l-il-amrad al-nafsiyyah wa turuqu elajiha.  Wizarat al-awqaafi wa al-shu’uni al-Islamiyyah: Dawlat al-Qatar.

  • Saeed, R., al-Thuhuri, A.  (2017). Al-Wiqayatu min al-Dughuti wa al-amradi al-nafsiyyah fi Sunnah al-nabawiyyah.  Dar al-Samiya.

Academic Articles on Islamic Psychology

  • Abu-Raiya, H. (2015). Working with religious Muslim clients: A dynamic, Quranic- based model of psychotherapy. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2(2), 120-133.

  • Abu-Raiya, H., & Pargament, K. I. (2010). Religiously integrated psychotherapy with Muslim clients: From research to practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(2), 181-188.

  • Abu-Raiya, H., Pargament, K. I., Mahoney, A., & Stein, C. (2008). A psychological measure of Islamic religiousness: Development and evidence for reliability and validity. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 18(4), 291-315. http://

  • Ali, B. & Keshavarzi, H. (2016). Forensic Psychology in Islamic Jurisprudence. Oxford Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics.Al-Radi, O., & Mahdy, M. A. (1994). Group therapy: An Islamic approach. Integrative Psychiatry, 10, 106–109.

  • Awaad, R., & Ali, S. (2015). Obsessional disorders in al-Balkhi’s 9th century treatise: Sustenance of the body and soul. Journal of Affective Disorders, 180, 185-189.

  • Campbell, D. T. (1975). On the conflicts between biological and social evolution and between psychology and moral tradition. American Psychologist, 30, 1103-1126.

  • Ghorbani, N., Watson, P. J., Geranmayepour, S., & Chen, Z. (2014). Measuring Muslim spirituality: Relationships of Muslim experiential religiousness with religious and psychological adjustment in Iran. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 8(1), 77-94.

  • Hamdan, A. (2008). Cognitive restructuring: An Islamic perspective. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 3(1), 99-116.

  • Haque, A. (1997). National seminar on islamization of psychology: Seminar report. Intellectual Discourse5(1), 88-92.

  • Haque, A. (2004). Psychology from Islamic perspective: Contributions of early Muslim scholars and challenges to contemporary Muslim psychologists. Journal of Religion & Health, 43(4), 357-377.

  • Haque, A. Khan, F., Keshavarzi, H. & Rothman, A. (2016). Integrating Islamic Traditions in Modern Psychology: Research Trends in Last Ten Years. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 10 (1), 75-100.

  • Haque, A., & Keshavarzi, H. (2012). Integrating indigenous healing methods in therapy: Muslim beliefs and practices. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 7(3), 297-314.

  • Hermansen, M. K. (1982). Shah Wali Allah’s arrangement of the subtle spiritual centers. Studies in Islam, 137-150.

  • Hodge, D. R. (2005). Social work and the house of Islam: Orienting practitioners to the beliefs and values of Muslims in the United States. Social Work, 50, 162–173.

  • Hodge, D. R., & Nadir, A. (2008). Moving toward culturally competent practice with Muslims: Modifying cognitive therapy with Islamic tenets. Social Work, 53, 31–41.

  • Hook, J. N., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Davis, D. E., Jennings, D. J., Gartner, A. L., & Hook, J. P. (2010). Empirically supported religious and spiritual therapies. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66, 46–72.

  • Keshavarzi, H & Ali, B (2018). Islamic Perspectives on Psychological and Spiritual Well-being and Treatment, in H. S. Moffic,, J. Peteet, A. Hankir, R. Awaad, Islamophobia & Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment (in press).

  • Keshavarzi, H. & Ali, B. (2018). Exploring the role of mental status & expert testimony in the Islamic Judicial process In A. Padela, Doctors & Jurists in Dialogue: Constructing the Field of Islamic Bioethics. In press.
Keshavarzi, H. & Khan, F. (2018). Outlining a case illustration of Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy In C. York al-Karam, Islamically Integrated 

  • Keshavarzi, H., & Haque, A. (2013). Outlining a psychotherapy model for enhancing Muslim mental health within an Islamic context. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 23(3), 230-249. 712000

  • Khalily, M. T. (2012). Schema perpetuation and schema healing: A case vignette for schema focused therapy in Islamic perspective. Islamic Studies51(3), 327-336.

  • Khalily, M. T. (2012). Schema perpetuation and schema healing: A case vignette for schema focused therapy in Islamic perspective. Islamic Studies51(3), 327-336.

  • Kiymaz, S. (2002). Sufi treatment methods and philosophy behind it. Journal of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine, 1(2), 10􏰀16.

  • McCullough, M. E. (1999). Research on religion-accommodative counseling: Review and meta- analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 92-98.

  • McMinn, M. R., Chaddock, T. P., Edwards, L. C., Lim, B. R. K. B., & Campbell, C. D. (1998). Psychologists collaborating with clergy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 29, 564-570.

  • Oppenheimer, J. E., Flannelly, K. J., & Weaver, A. J. (2004). A comparative analysis of the psychological literature on collaboration between clergy and mental-health professionals—perspectives from secular and religious journals: 1970-1999. Pastoral Psychology, 53, 153-162.

  • Pargament, K. I. (1999). The psychology of religion and spirituality? Yes and no. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 9, 3-16.

  • Richards, P. S., & Worthington, E. L., Jr. (2010). The need for evidence-based, spiritually oriented psychotherapies. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41, 363- 370

  • Richards, P. S, Sanders, P. W., Lea, T., McBride, J. A., & Allen, G. E. K. (2015). Bringing spiritually oriented psychotherapies into the health care mainstream: A call for worldwide collaboration. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2(3), 169-179. DOI: 10.1037/scp0000082

  • Sanders, P. W., Richards, P. S., McBride, J. A., Lea, T., Hardman, R. K., & Barnes, D. V. (2015). Processes and outcomes of theistic spiritually oriented psychotherapy: A practice-based evidence investigation. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2(3), 180-190. DOI: 10.1037/scp0000083

  • Worthington, E. L., Jr., Kurusu, T. A., McCullough, M. E., & Sandage, S. J. (1996). Empirical research on religion and psychotherapeutic processes and outcomes: A 10- year review and research prospectus. Psychological Bulletin, 119, 448-487. http://

  • Worthington, E. L., Jr., & Sandage, S. J. (2001). Religion and spirituality. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 38, 473-478. 3204.38.4.47

  • Yucel, S. (2009). Concept of shifa, healing, in the Qur’an and sunnah. Akademik Arastirmalar dergisi, 40, 225–235.

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