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An Islamic Perspective on Human Development.

An Islamic Perspective on Human Development.

Can faith as well as human psychological development be understood in a related and collaborative way? What is the Islamic perspective of faith development in comparison to and in conjunction with human development?This Paper explores these two questions, and provides an explanation of what the Islamic spiritual paradigm is in terms of faith and human physiological development in light of what the Spiritual Masters have explained and based on the Qur’anic Weltanschauung. The Paper also discusses the similarities and the points of divergence when compared with the theories of the likes of Fowler, Erickson and Kohlberg.


Speakers: Imam Afroz Ali
Conference: Demo
Areas of Interest / Categories: Psychology, Religion and Spirituality, Well Being

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