COUNSELING IN ISLAM: THE QUR’ANIC APPROACH AND ITS INTERPRETATION

Salisu Ahmad Sidi Ali Centre for Early Childhood Care and Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education Kumbotso, P.M.B. 3218 Kano, Kano State sdali379@gmail.com
Volume 5(1), January 2014

Abstract

The paper looks at the nature and goals of non-Islamic counseling. It defines counseling from the view point of Islam as contain in the Qur’an and sunnah of His Prophet (peace be upon him), the main pillars of Islamic counseling, the goals of counseling in Islam and some Qur’anic approaches to counseling. The paper concluded with a recommendation that continuous research and scholarly writing on Islamic counseling will move the field from the periphery to the centre-stage of schools’ curriculum. Key words: counselling, Islamic counselling, Qur’anic approach