n Journal for Islamic Studies - Decolonising Muslim subjectivities : a psycho-cultural perspective : reflective essays and poetry

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-7062



For millennia, humans inhabited two psychological worlds and "languages" in tandem: the world of fact (), having to do with the rational and pragmatic, enabling practical functioning at the material level, and the world of meaning (), which has to do with sensemaking, giving meaning to the complex emotional experiences we call "life". Overwhelmed today by , the symbolic language of has become almost extinct or reduced to literalism.

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