What is spirituality and how can it support patients in palliative care? In a recently published interview with the Palliative Care Network (PCN), I was invited to answer this along with other related questions. In their series Intersection of Spiritual Care and Palliative Care, PCN invites chaplains from diverse faith traditions and global locations to … Continue reading Spirituality & Palliative Care: An Interview
Counselling Muslims @StStephensCollege
Counseling Muslims is a professional seminar that seeks to help attendees develop competencies in the counsel and care of Muslim clients through guided lessons and case studies. Attendees will receive instruction in the most highly-recommended approaches for the care of Muslim clients based on trends within the professional literature and the experiences of the instructor. … Continue reading Counselling Muslims @StStephensCollege
There is so much I wish I could share about my experiences working in a hospital. I have held the hand of a dying man, had existential discussions with a terminally-ill agnostic, have witnessed smudging ceremonies, heard family members share the incredible and humorous memories of loved ones they've lost, have had warm conversations about the value … Continue reading Vulnerable Moments
Retreat for Muslim Chaplains & Social Workers
Inspired by the Beloved ﷺ A Professional and Spiritual Retreat for Muslim Chaplains and Social Workers Emmanuel College 75 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1K7 Room 119 (first floor, lecture hall across from the main offices) Saturday, November 16, 9-5pm Organizers: Your local Muslim chaplains and social workers Retreat Objectives: To discuss and reflect … Continue reading Retreat for Muslim Chaplains & Social Workers
Why a Muslim Chaplain at Cornell University?
The Muslim students and alumni at Cornell University have been diligently working on establishing the first Muslim chaplaincy position on their campus. Together they have organized an official association, the Diwan Foundation, aimed at providing programming and services to support the well-being of Muslims on campus. As part of this wonderful and ambitious initiative, they … Continue reading Why a Muslim Chaplain at Cornell University?
Reflections on Islamic Chaplaincy
For most imams, their primary concern is to care for the congregants of an Islamic center, who, for the most part, share a common vision of Islam. However, the chaplain must be able to work with a diverse array of believers in a secular environment. This means a chaplain must be able to assist those whom they … Continue reading Reflections on Islamic Chaplaincy
Encouraged by Dr. Ingrid Mattson, and my own interests in wanting to better understand the broader Islamic tradition, I decided to read and review a book on tafsir (Qur'anic commentary) composed by one of the Shi'a tradition's most erudite scholars: ‘Allamah Sayyid M. H. Tabataba’i. Here is my, a Sunni Muslim's, summary and reflection... The … Continue reading Encountering Tabataba’i
Seminary Trains Muslim & Jewish Chaplains
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPQIwt8w_CY Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy The Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy is designed to provide Muslim religious leaders and chaplains with basic skills in pastoral care, arts of ministry, theology and ethics, dialogue and interfaith relations needed to serve as chaplains in a variety of settings. The areas of knowledge and skill acquisition provided … Continue reading Seminary Trains Muslim & Jewish Chaplains
Choate’s Muslims Get Their Own Chaplain
By Samaia Hernandez, Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — Wearing a black kufi cap, smiling freely, enjoying supper and casual conversation with six students, J. Ibrahim Long easily blends into the scene in the historic Hill House dining hall at Choate Rosemary Hall. To the untrained eye, he might look like a student or adviser to the primarily … Continue reading Choate’s Muslims Get Their Own Chaplain