Dr Abdallah in Washington DC
Date: Monday June 26
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Location: Center DC HQ
1426 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001
It is said that one who knows their self knows their Lord. Self-knowledge is more than a recognition of our external personas and social identities. It involves deeper, often elusive aspects of the self which requires seeking and uncovering the hidden mysteries of the soul. While the academic and scientific field of psychology is where we tend to turn to find answers to these mysteries, popular theories of psychology ironically do not include the soul in their definitions and approach to self-knowledge and instead focus on what can be seen and measured, primarily cognition and behavior.
Islamic Psychology is a holistic approach which includes the seen and unseen dimensions of the self and which deals with the subject matter in a way that is more true to the meaning of the term psychology; as a ‘science of the soul’, or ‘ilm an nafs. The Islamic tradition offers us a vast resource and detailed guidance on how to not only know the self but also how to manage ourselves within this worldly life of ups and downs and trial and tribulation on a path of transformation.
Summer Sukun Retreat in Wales
In addition to chances to enjoy beautiful scenery, eat good food, practice yoga, and other activities, there will be a series of workshops with the following topics:
The Heart and Soul of Being: Understanding the self from an Islamic perspective
Setting the Mind Free: Understanding the spiritual and physical impact of trauma
Unveiling the Heart: Identifying emotional and spiritual blockages
Unveiling the True Essence: Healing the inner self
Practical Tools for continued inner healing
Dr Rothman to transfer roles at CMC
Dr Abdallah Rothman will be taking on a new role at Cambridge Muslim College as Head of Islamic Psychology starting next academic year.
In the next phase of Cambridge Muslim College's growth, Dr Rothman will shift his focus from the administration of the college to the development of Islamic Psychology in academic programmes, professional training, and research. We are excited to support him continue to develop this field and benefit from his knowledge and expertise."
The Inner Alchemy: KNOWLEDGE OF SELF
A Daylong of Spiritual Teachings, Mindfulness Practices and Devotional Poetry
In this daylong retreat, Baraka Blue and Dr. Abdallah Rothman will take us through an exploration of the major themes of Islamic spirituality and psychology drawing especially on al-Ghazali’s Alchemy of Happiness and Rumi’s Masnavi.
Date & Time: Sunday 14th May | 10am-6pm
Venue: Winstanley House Hotel | Hinckley Road | Leicester | LE3 1HX
Lunch and refreshments included | Limited spaces available | Registration required | £125 per person
tools for transformation
In this lecture, Dr. Abdallah Rothman discusses the path of Islam as a continuous process of self-development and transformation towards surrendering to Allah's will. Acts of worship are intended to be transformational, not just transactional. The guidance found in the Islamic tradition requires self-discipline and a constant struggle against our inner selves. Dr. Rothman outlines the "6 M's" for transformation, which are based on Book 38 of Imam Al-Ghazali's "Revival of the Religious Sciences," titled "On Vigilance and Self-Examination."
This lecture is part of Cambridge Muslim College's Ramadan series "Educate, Elevate, Illuminate"
Healing the Stigma Against Mental Health
Dr Abdallah Rothman talks about Mental Health and how to heal the stigma against it within the the Muslim community. He discusses: Common Misconceptions, Dispelling the Stigma, "Mental" Health from an Islamic Perspective, Psychology in the Islamic Tradition, Modern Psychology as a Science, Islamic Psychology, Faithful Wellbeing, Spiritual Bypassing, Islamic Principles of Wellness, Practical Tools & Practices.
This presentation was delivered at Cambridge Central Mosque on 21 January 2023 as part of Mental Health & Wellness Day.
Join Islamic Psychologist and Art Therapist Dr. Abdallah Rothman and guests for a 3-day spiritual therapeutic retreat in the mountains of Andalusia Spain. Through group process, individual reflection, guided meditations, and engaging dialogue participants will use art directives to work on themselves together in a creative, therapeutic, transformational journey.
Orgiva, Andalusia, Spain
The engagement with artistic media and the process of creativity open doors to exploring and experiencing our selves and our inner world and facilitates healing and wellbeing.
*Participants need not have prior art experience nor artistic skills.
Workshops in Islamic sacred geometry and patterns will be lead by Artist AbdelKarim Cederberg.
Dr Abdallah Rothman returned as a guest on Baraka Blue's podcast Path and Present to speak about his spiritual journey, traveling around the world, studying different religions and living with spiritual masters, ultimately leading to his embracing of Islam.
God Conscious parenting
Raising Muslim children in an increasingly secular world presents many challenges. As parents how do we balance our family and Islamic values with the competing values of peers and the larger secular society? What does Islamic tradition teach us about parenting and what guidance is there for us to understand what we need to do in order to balance our roles as parents in relation to God, self, and society? In this video, Dr. Abdallah Rothman shares guidance and practical tips to assist us in becoming self-aware parents and to help navigate the challenges of parenting Muslim children in today’s rapidly changing world.
*A PDF handout referenced in the lecture is included in the description on Youtube.
Dr Abdallah Rothman was invited as a guest on the Naked Scientists' "Naked Reflections" podcast to discuss a topic he is not usually asked to speak on: population control. With the recent release of the census report documenting the rising population of Muslims in the UK, he was asked to comment from the perspective of a leader in the Muslim community. While the host seemed to be suggesting that leaders should be telling the Muslim community to have less children, Dr Rothman pushed back on this idea and gave a different perspective. He queried the notion of what humans actually have control over, asserting that we only have control over ourselves and not any outcome, as this is in God's hands. He asserts that instead of focusing on the need to "control" the eventual population, our focus should be on the existing population to control itself, changing the way humans have an impact on the planet, and that this needs to happen on an individual level with self-awareness, self-responsibility, and self-change: the only things we actually have any control over.
Listen to the podcast by clicking the play button below: