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03-20-2016, 04:51 PM
as you know - Freud - he is the founder of psychoanalysis and many of his theories are applied and discussed nowadays. What is the Islamic view about his theories, after all he criticises religion and killed himself, because he would be the one who takes the decision when to die, as far as I know. Are there concepts which are conform with Islamic teachings? Especially when it comes to the Id, ego and super-ego theory. Can you recommend some books or lectures of trustworthy persons who do research on these topics?
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03-20-2016, 05:21 PM
Not really sure of your question.Reply
Taking your own life, as far as I know, is a no-no. About the others, there is nothing prohibiting studying human behaviour and psychology..
03-20-2016, 06:26 PM
The question wasn't whether one can take oneselves life or not. There is no doubt: this is not permissible under any circumstances. It was just a comment to show how this persons (Freud) thought process was. The question was, to be more specific: are there theories of Freud that contains kufr? I mean of course he has sayings that contain kufr and he was a kafir, but are there specific theories that are against Islamic teachings? I haven't been busy with his theories in detail yet. And the other question is: Are the Muslims who do research the subject psychoanalysis, so it's more preferable to read books that are in accordance with Quran and Sunnah. Reply
:Jazak: and :peace:back
03-20-2016, 07:02 PM
Originally Posted by new2010
Freud is a hugely important figure in the history of ideas, but his psychoanalytical theories have now largely been superseded by subsequent developments in the field. In fact, it's possible to argue that his basic concepts have had a more lasting impact in the field of literary studies than in psychology, where his conceptual starting points have been modified and updated to such a degree that their current clinical value in their original form is limited. As the founder of psychoanalysis, however, his importance is indisputable.
The question was, to be more specific: are there theories of Freud that contains kufr? I mean of course he has sayings that contain kufr and he was a kafir, but are there specific theories that are against Islamic teachings?
Freud was fundamentally opposed to monotheistic religion, and his entire philosophical project is in one sense a comprehensive rejection of it, so, yes, there are plenty of his ideas that go against Islamic teachings.
Here is wikipedia's entry on Freud's views on religion.
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