Malaysian online journal of counseling vol 2, issue 1
Counseling generally aims to realize sound mental health and personal well-being that leads to personal change. Similarly, Islam tells its followers to attain personal well-being through its system of spirituality and religiosity. In this context, this paper explores the significance of counseling in Islam, the mechanisms through which Islam pursues personal and social change, and the manner in which professional counseling should be practiced in Islam. The author concludes that the Islamic system is preventive rather than curative and consists of a mature integration of mental and physical aspects with the spiritual dimensions of man.