Islamic approach in counseling

Salasiah Hanin Hamjah, Noor S hakirah Mat Akhir

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Abstract

A religious approach is one of the matters emphasized in counseling today. Many researchers find that there is a need to apply the religious element in counseling because religion is important in a client's life. The purpose of this research is to identify aspects of the Islamic approach applied in counseling clients by counselors at Pusat Kaunseling Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Sembilan (PKMAINS). In addition, this research also analyses the Islamic approach applied in counseling at PKMAINS with reference to al-Quran and al-Sunnah. This is a qualitative research in the form of case study at PKMAINS. The main method used in this research is interview. The research instrument used is interview protocol. The respondents in this study include 9 counselors who serve in one of the counseling centers in Malaysia. This study also uses questionnaire as an additional instrument, distributed to 36 clients who receive counseling service at the center. The findings of the study show that the Islamic approach applied in counseling at PKMAINS may be categorized into three main aspects: aqidah (faith), ibadah (worship/ultimate devotion and love for God) and akhlaq (moral conduct). Findings also show that the counseling in these aspects is in line with Islamic teachings as contained in al-Quran and al-Sunnah.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-289
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014

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Islamic approach in counseling. / Hanin Hamjah, Salasiah; Mat Akhir, Noor S hakirah.

In: Journal of Religion and Health, Vol. 53, No. 1, 01.02.2014, p. 279-289.

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Hanin Hamjah, Salasiah ; Mat Akhir, Noor S hakirah. / Islamic approach in counseling. In: Journal of Religion and Health. 2014 ; Vol. 53, No. 1. pp. 279-289.
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