Dr. Abdallah Rothman discusses the approach to holistic education at Cambridge Muslim College, where transformative co-curricular activities redefine education. Archery, horse riding, coffee workshops, and nature walks, unveiling the extraordinary impact these experiences have on personal growth, shaping individuals with changed hearts and enriched minds.
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. "