An Odyssey of the Mind: Exploring Ghazalian Theory of Soul and Freudian Psychoanalysis
The present study aims at exploring the venue to the divine insights of Ghazalian thought to be integrated into the study of Freudian psychoanalysis, with its fundamental emphasis on the similarities and variances between them. Besides the current study proceeds from the assumption that though Freudian psychoanalytic theory has provided insightful psychological interpretations, equally appropriate readings result from analyzing Ghazalian theory of soul. This analytical approach may lead to an alternative critical agenda for the better understanding of human psyche. In addition, it is also hoped that the insights yielded by this research study may develop into new forms of understanding in the realm of Islamic studies.