Courage, Temperance, Justice and the Enduring Wisdom of the late Scholar Laleh Bakhtiar

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Author Laleh Bakhtiar in the 1970’s

“As a women’s advocate she challenged patriarchy by using her mighty pen, as a spiritual confidant she set a tone for scholars and activists to create an open debate by sharing feelings that ranged from the most general to the most intimate and as a spiritual exemplar she inspired young generation of women with her deep humility and service to community.” — Daisy Khan, the Founder of WISE Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality

May 17, 2020 Dr. Bakhtiar was featured as part of Muslim Women Zoom Into the Quran

Contributions to Islamic Psychology

Dr. Bakhtiar has also been lauded as a pioneering scholar and practitioner in the emerging discipline of Islamic Psychology. Her new book, Quranic Psychology of the Self: A Textbook on Islamic Moral Psychology, has helped Quranic Psychology claim its place as its own science, incorporating Ethics, Medicine, Natural Philosophy, and Philosophy.

Laleh Bakhtiar in the 1960's
The parents of Laleh Bakhtiar: Dr. Abol Ghassem Bakhtiar and Helen Jeffreys Bakhtiar New York City 1931

“She dared to see beyond the horizon, maintained her trust in God, led by example, influencing countless women and men through her servant leadership, scholarship and spiritual integrity.” — Daisy Khan Founder of WISE

To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can choose to have a memorial tree planted at a U.S. National Forest in the memory of Laleh Bakhtiar.

Reflections on Dr. Bakhtiar’s work and contributions

Jordanian Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad, Chief Advisor for Religious and Cultural Affairs to King Abdullah of Jordan, endorsed her translation of the Sublime Quran on Amazon:



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