Mamoun Mobayed & Saad Eddine El-Othmani
Area of Research
6/14 Islamic Ethics and Psychology

The main article in this book attempts to answer a number of fundamental questions about ‘Islamic Ethics and Psychology.’ The central question is: “What is the position of ethics in contemporary psychology and its practices?” The three sub-questions that are also addressed: What are the most important ethical problems confronting psychiatrists and patients? What are the ethical standards for employing technologies that provide a psychological effect on individuals and groups? What role does religion play in mental health and psychotherapy?

In an attempt to answer these questions, the author explored the issue theoretically by highlighting the meaning and role of ethics in mental health and the medical profession, emphasizing on the necessity of codes of ethics and practices, and exploring the relationship between Islamic ethics and professional ethics. He enriched the analysis with some case studies and concrete examples, and explained the potential ethical problems that face mental health and medical practitioners, therapists, and psychiatrists.

The respondent to the main article provides some comments on the concepts raised in the main article to formulate some general thoughts, which constitute the framework of the discussion of ethics and psychiatry. However, he focuses on developing an alternative relationship between ethics, psychology, and religion. The author discusses important issues including religion and mental illness and Islamic approach to psychology.

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