The Life of Malik Badri
Professor Dr. Malik Babiker Badri was born in the city of Rufaa', on the banks of the Nile, on February 14, 1932. He was the son of the respected scholar Sheikh Babiker Badri, who left influential imprints in the history of Sudan with his pioneering of women's education and the establishment of Ahfad University in 1907.
Professor Malik Badri earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the American University of Beirut in 1956, a Master's degree at the University of Leicester in 1958, and a PhD in Leicester in 1961, in addition to a specialization certificate in Clinical Psychology in 1967. Dr Badri presented distinguished scientific research after obtaining his PhD in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Middlesex Hospital, London. He held several positions, including: Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut from 1962 to 1964, Visiting Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Jordan in 1965, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Education and Director of the Guidance and Psychological Counseling Unit at Omdurman Islamic University from 1967 to 1971, Distinguished Professor of the Ibn Khaldun Chair at the International Islamic University in Malaysia, Founder and President of the International Association of Islamic Psychology.
Dr. Badri published many books and research articles in both Arabic and English. Among his research papers published in English are: "Islam and Analytical Psychology," "Islam and Alcoholism," and "The Catastrophe of AIDS." And his books “The Dillema of Muslim Psychologists”, “Contemplation: An Islamic Psychspiritual Study” and “Sustenance of the Soul” were foundational publications in the field of Islamic psychology. His work defined a new field of specialization and he had an enormous impact in Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey, and throughout the Western and Muslim world.