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Professor Malik Badri



وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ ۝ الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُمْ مُصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ ۝ أُوْلَئِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ صَلَوَاتٌ مِنْ رَبِّهِمْ وَرَحْمَةٌ وَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُهْتَدُونَ ۝

[سورة البقرة:155- 157]

(And those who, if they were afflicted by calamity, said: I am to God and to Him we shall return They are those on whom (Descend) blessings from Allah, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.)

Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, – 2:155 (Ali). Al-Baqara (The Cow) – 2:156.


Professor Malik Babiker Badri

Born February 14th  1932- Passed February February 8th

An accomplished psychologist and superb teacher who left his mark on generations of graduate psychology students in scores of universities in the Middle East and Asia, where he is noted for ‘extraordinary teaching abilities and course development’. For them his towering contributions, modesty, and charm were his signature.

In the Muslim world he is famed as a distinguished scholar and a dedicated mentor who received well earned national, regional and international decorations.

He stayed for more than six decades helping lay foundations of major paradigms in modern psychology.

He deliberated with Professor Eysenck at Maudesely, Professor Wolpe at Temple and worked with Meyers at Middlesex Hospital of London University.

He is widely celebrated for his monumental publications on Alcoholism and AIDS which have made far-reaching scholarly influence.

He Laid The Foundations Of Islamic Psychology For Which He Dedicated Lifetime Publications, University Teaching, Graduate Supervision And Public Addresses. His Efforts In This Respect Have Helped Shape Our Social Sciences Orientation.

Many Scholars Worldwide, Colleagues, Students, And Friends Testify In Detail His Avid Conversations, Unassuming Warmth And Good Humor.

Born 1932 of a family of Educationalists who spear headed women’s Education in the country

1956 graduated in Beirut American university

1958 MSc Psychology Leicester university UK

1961 PhD Leeds University

1967 PG clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry Middlesex Hospital, UK.

Head of Psychology and Islamic Psychology in Many Arab and Asian Universities including the Islamic universities in Malaysia, IIIT, Pakistan and Indonesia.

Helped create a broad base of Islamic and Clinical Psychologist all over the Muslim World

Acting Vice Chancellor Sudanese University of Juba 1983-84.

Rector International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization Malaysia, 2003-2004

Founder of Sudanese Psychological Society.

Founder of International Association of Muslim Psychologists.

Mentor of The International Association of Islamic Psychology

God Father of Islamic Psychology.

He was Professor of Psychology at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University before he passed away on the 8th of February 2021 while on treatment in Malaysia.

Prolific author of best sellers in Islamic Psychology which include:

Malik Badri, (1979),The dilemma of Muslim psychologists London,UK: MWH London.

Malik Badri, (2013). Translation and annotation of Abu Zayd al- Balkhi’s Sustenance of the Soul. Richmond, VA: International Institute of Islamic Thought.

Malik Badri(2013),Abu Zayd Al-Balkhi’s Sustenance of the Soul: The Cognitive behavior Therapy of a Ninth-Century Physician, International Institute of Islamic Thought.

Malik Badri , (2000)Contemplation: An Islamic Psychospiritual Study, International Institute of Islamic Thought.

Malik Badri, (2013). Translation and annotation of Abu Zayd al- Balkhi’s Sustenance of the Soul. Richmond, VA: International Institute of Islamic Thought.

alcoholism .

Contemplation: An Islamic Psychospiritual Study , Mālik Badrī, 2000.

The Dilemma of Muslim Psychologists , Mālik Badrī, 1979.

Abu Zayd Al-Balkhi’s Sustenance of the Soul: The Cognitive Behavior Therapy of a Ninth Century Physician, Mālik Badrī, 2014.

The Aids Crisis: An Islamic Socio-cultural Perspective, Mālik Badrī, 1997.

Contemplation: An Islamic Psychospiritual Study, Mālik Badrī, 2018.

The AIDS dilemma.