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.
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:
Dr Abdallah Rothman was invited as a guest on the Blogging Theology podcast where he speaks about What Islamic psychology is, its relation to Sufism, how Islam understands the soul, and what Western psychology can learn from Islam.
At the ISIP Inaugural Conference in Istanbul on August 13, 2022, Dr. Abdallah Rothman talked about the application of Islamic Psychology in the realm of Islamic education. He emphasized how it is crucial for us to engage in acts of service in the community, physical training, and experiential learning in order to have a holistic approach towards mental health and the journey of purifying our souls and developing our character. Watch the video below.
In the video Dr. Abdallah says:
“The traditional approach to Tarbiyyah and the idea of Futuwwa was to embody these principles of wholeness and health and character development, that you can really say is an application of Islamic Psychology.”
“When we are educating about Islam, what we are trying to do is not have the "Islam" only as what we are educating about, but the approach to education is Islamic. So it's not just about ta'lim (gaining knowledge), it's also about tarbiyyah (development) ; the way with which we work with students is an embodiment of being, ..there is a lot to learn, but it's also about transformation not just information. "
Dr. Abdallah Rothman presented on the psychotherapeutic approach of the late Dr. Malik Badri at the 7th IAMP Conference on February 5 - 8, 2022, for the one year anniversary of his passing, God have mercy on his soul. Watch the video below.