The Nature of an Ideological Encounter | Abstract

Clinical and Experimental Psychology


The Nature of an Ideological Encounter

Akbar Husain

The following brief discourse is an attempt at understanding the nature of Islamic Psychology and some dominant philosophies of our age. Within the intellectual framework of Islam, there is, no doubt, a conscious effort on the part of some eminent scholars to explicate the encompassing nature of its Islamic framework and to render it meaningful and practicable for the contemporary society. This has led them as a consequence into an intellectual struggle with some of the existing modes of thought which are already predominant. But the picture of Islamic concepts has become too blurred to allow a clear perspective of the situation. This probably is due to some confusion about the actual position of some fundamental issues in the two systems, namely, Islam and the contemporary thought.