Islamic Perception Of Paranormal Beliefs; Psychological Interpretation

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Iffat Khalid , Dr. Shazia Gulzar , Maryam Amjad , Shamana Muddasir , Dr. Mahira Ahmad


The present research aimed to find what paranormal belief is and how it impacts the overall society. For this purpose five interviews and one focus group were conducted. The present research is qualitative in nature; hence the data analysis was based on Interpretative Phenomenological Approach (IPA). The themes were extracted and conclusion was formulated over it. The result showed that paranormal beliefs are normal these days due to pragmatic approach of people to get inner satisfaction and instant consequences. Whereas it is strongly prohibited in Islam. People need to be trained to get awareness regarding this evil. The results are discussed in the light of Islamic teaching and Pakistani cultural context.

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