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Incorporating Islamic Creed into Islamic Counselling Process: A Guideline to Counsellors

  • Norazlina Zakaria
  • Noor Shakirah Mat Akhir
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Abstract

This article is a concept paper that reviewed the main principles of Islamic creed (aqīdah) related to counselling. Islamic creed has been regarded as the root of Islam; thus, it should be the fundamental composition of Islamic counselling. The objectives of this review are to demonstrate the relationship between counselling and Islamic creed and to establish a guideline for the practitioners of Islamic counselling when consulting with their clients in matters related to creed. The review was conducted by suggesting methods to incorporate Islamic creed into three stages of counselling process. The major references for this review were the verses in the Qurān, the Prophet Tradition (hadith) and literatures on Islamic counselling. This review revealed that there is a strong relationship between counselling and Islamic creed and there are six aspects of Islamic creed associated to counselling that should be observed by the Islamic counselling practitioners.

Keywords

Islam Aqidah Creed Islamic counselling Multicultural Guidelines 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This study was funded by Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education Malaysia Number 203/PHUMANITI/6711395.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

Norazlina Zakaria declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with animals or human participants performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kulliyyah Usuluddin, Kolej Universiti InsaniahKuala Ketil, BalingMalaysia
  2. 2.School of HumanitiesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

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