Join me this Ramadan for a weekly series on nurturing compassion for ourselves, our families and our communities. Each Sunday of Ramadan 12:30 - 1:30pm Boyle Street Community League 9538 103A Avenue, Edmonton Tarjuma emerges from our need to belong to a God-conscious, welcoming community that nourishes our longing for fellowship and spiritual cultivation. To … Continue reading Nurture Compassion #Ramadan2016
If you had to summarize Islam with one word, what word would that be? What word can express for you the beauty of Islam and the comfort it brings to your heart? For many, perhaps, that word is peace (salam). This is due, in part, to the peace in our heart that we are seeking as Muslims, but … Continue reading The Beauty of Islam: A Message of Mercy
"Stories are...vessels for ancestors, memory, futures and laughter. They are the medium through which the divine is engaged...To state it more succinctly, stories are ceremony." — Mark Gonzales The Green Room invites you to join OUTSPOKEN, a monthly storytelling series that explores the intersections of faith, identity, social issues, and well-being. On Tuesday May 31, join … Continue reading Outspoken: Stories on Mental Health
Fathers and Mothers: what do you want for your sons and daughters? What fills your heart with joy at the thought of your son or your daughter doing, or being, or becoming? What fills your heart with hope, pride, and love for the bounty that Allah has given you and I in our children? Do … Continue reading Shepherding Our Sons
The following are presentations given at the Muslim Wellness Foundation's May, 2015, Healing Collective: Understanding Islamic Psychology. Our Psychological System through an Islamic Lens By Marwa Assar, Ed.M What is Islamic about Islamic Counseling? By Ibrahim J. Long, MA, GC Prophet Muhammad, Islam & Psychology By Karim Serageldin, MA
UNDERSTANDING ISLAMIC PSYCHOLOGY Philosophy, Approach and Intervention Description of Hangout Islamic Psychology often referred to as the "Science of the Self" is one perspective which offers a rich analysis of many aspects of personality and human behavior. How can an understanding of the Islamic concepts of mental health and healing be incorporated into a holistic … Continue reading Understanding Islamic Psychology: Join the Conversation
Advice in remembrance of the victims of the #ChapelHillSchooting.
On Saturday, November 29, I was invited to participate alongside other faith representatives in a panel discussion on how our faith views War and Peace. Unfortunately, the event was not recorded. However, I am sharing below an excerpt from my lecture notes. I begin first in the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the … Continue reading Islam and Peacemaking