Towards Shifaa

Towards Shifaa
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: Islamic Help
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: August 11, 2023 (6:30pm)
End Date: August 11, 2023
Cost: Free

We will certainly test you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives and earnings; but give glad tidings to the persevering and patient.” (Qur’an Surah Baqarah, Ayah 155) 

With anxiety and depression on the rise globally, many Muslims are left to wonder how exactly to address such issues that can significantly affect and disrupt their everyday lives.

Against a backdrop of misinformation and associated stigma, it can seem impossible sometimes to believe that there are remedies. Because of this lack of awareness and knowledge, Muslims have adopted misconceptions that increase the harm and suffering.

They include, for example, the ideas that all mental health issues are simply a product of low imaan, that mental health issues are purely biological or that these issues only arise from black magic and jinn possession.

These misconceptions can prevent individuals from taking the necessary steps towards their healing and development.

However, Islam stresses the significance of maintaining one’s mental health and emotional wellbeing, so that they may become closer to Allah. The Qur’an provides guidance for those suffering from depression and anxiety and seeks to direct individuals towards a meaningful standard of living.

‘There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment’ (Hadith)

To learn more, join Islamic Help for an insightful seminar where renowned therapist and mental health practitioner sister Safiyah Khan will break down the topics of anxiety and depression from a professional and Islamic perspective, and detail the solutions that Islam provides for dealing with such issues.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the benefits of physical and mental health
  • Understanding the Islamic tradition and perspective of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues
  • Recognising the misconceptions of Mental Health issues
  • Knowing the practical and spiritual steps to address anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues

Speaker Bio:

Safiyah Khan is a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, with a BSc in Psychology and a Masters in Psychological Therapies, she has several years of experience with working within the mental health field in the NHS. Safiyah has always been passionate about trying to encourage conversations around mental health within the Islamic and BAME to try and reduce the stigma around it, to allow for those who are suffering to get the support they may need. Safiyah has delivered and produced multiple forms of content, regarding Islam and Mental health, on Islam Channel, Muslim Hands, and Inspirited Minds. She also has experience working with adults within the community, providing Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as a way of managing their low mood and anxiety by teaching them skills and methods of overcoming these difficulties.  


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