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.
On May 29, 2022 Dr Abdallah was invited to High Wycombe to speak on on the topic of Muslim Men, Mental Health & the Suicde Crisis. The event was hosted by the Karima Foundation in support of the Heart of Bucks initiative in suicide prevention. to challenging the stigma members of the BAME community have in regards to mental health. Dr Abdallah was joined by Shaykh Sulaymna Van Ael, Mawlana Asim Ayub, and Dr Syed Shah to discuss Islamic viewpoints on practising good mental health in light of the challenges currently facing the Muslim in Britain. The speakers presentations were followed by a Q&A session, which can be viewed on the Karima Foundation Youtube channel:.
Join Dr Abdallah Rothman and hattat (calligrapher) Gulnaz Fatima Mahboob to discuss the transformative effect of the sacred art of calligraphy on the soul at Yunus Emre Institute London on Thursday 12th May. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
The talk will draw out the practice of Islamic calligraphy and the therapeutic impact from an anthropological and psychological perspective. Exploring calligraphy and its impact on the self. Delving into psychology and art therapy to discuss the transformative potential of committing to the discipline. Drawing on the practices and training required to become a calligrapher (hattat) we aim to provide insight on how the traditional method of learning can have a positive impact on your wellbeing and promote Islamic mindfulness concepts of Ihsaan and Muraqaba.
This talk forms part of the Arts & Culture Lecture Series organised by Yunus Emre Institute London and registration is for the in person event. The talk will also be streamed live on the Yunus Emre Institute London's Facebook and YouTube accounts (@yeelondra).
Throughout the month of Ramadan Dr. Abdallah is doing a weekly series of short talks as part of the "Afternoon Anchors" series for Cambridge Muslim College's Ramadan program: Building an Ark. Each talk focuses on the Qur'anic themes of travel and journeying and gives practical insight into how to deepen our psycho-spiritual development throughout the month to work toward maximizing our potential.
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An Islamic Approach to Self Reflection and Contemplation
in the mountains of Al Andalus
Spend a weekend connecting to your heart and connecting with nature on a retreat away from the busyness of life, in the secluded mountains of Al Andalus. This three day workshop will explore practical tools and guidance from an Islamic perspective of self development, focused on self-reflection (muhasabah) and contemplation (tafakkur). Participants will engage in individual introspective directives as well as group process, in an experiential programme of self discovery and embodied spiritual practice. The sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Abdallah Rothman, a scholar and practitioner of Islamic Psychology.