Integration of Muhasabah Concept and Scaling Question Technique in Counselling

  • Siti Suhaila Arsad School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Nik Rosila Nik Yaacob School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Mohamad Hashim Othman School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Keywords: integration, muhasabah, Tazkiyyah Annafs Al-Ghazali, solution focused brief therapy

Abstract

This research discusses about the integration of muhasabah concept and scaling question technique. The integration is made based on the integrative model combining Western and Islamic approaches. For Islamic approach, the concept of muhasabah is explained. Muhasabah is one of the concepts introduced in Al-Ghazali’s Tazkiyyah Annafs approach. Muhasabah in this research is a process of self-evaluation that leads to client’s actions. Two opinions about muhasabah is reviewed in this research; which are the opinions of Ibnu Qayyim and Al-Ghazali. From the Western approach, the technique of scaling question is elaborated. Scaling question technique is one of the questioning techniques in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). This technique explains about the importance of measuring method using numbers in the process of self-evaluation that leads to change. Next, the integration between muhasabah concept and scaling question technique are examined.

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Published
2018-08-26
How to Cite
Arsad, S., Nik Yaacob, N. R. and Othman, M. H. (2018) “Integration of Muhasabah Concept and Scaling Question Technique in Counselling”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 3(4), pp. 23 - 29. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v3i4.121.
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