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).
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.
Our lives are incredibly busy. Maybe even chaotic. Between taking care of our children, schoolwork, working from home, even homeschooling, maintaining the household, connecting with family - and everything in between - the burnout is inevitable. Oftentimes, taking care of yourself is a distant afterthought. But how do we find the power in parenthood if our power reserve is running on empty? What can parents do to realize the importance of self care in our everyday life? How does Islam promote self care? Dr. Abdallah Rothman joined Noor Kids' 'Powerful Parenting Speaker Series' to discuss:
- What is self care?
- How has the idea of self care evolved in today’s world?
- What does Islam say about self care?
- Self care as ibadah and as self love
- How can parents begin to prioritize self care?
- 3 practical steps to self care
Dr. Abdallah will be speaking at the Concordia Forum
on Sunday June 7th at 9:00 EDT/14:00 BST/17:00 GST
on the topic of
maintaining good mental health in this time
of increased tensions and uncertain futures.
What is the Productive Muslim Retreat?
A faith-based personal development retreat that helps you...
“Everything has a polish and the polish of the heart is mindfulness of God (dhikrAllah)” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ .
How do we foster genuine connectedness? How do we authentically relate to those around us, to our families, to ourselves and to God? How can we be mindful of our interactions and honour the potential for growth in each moment?
This two-day programme facilitated by Abdallah Rothman aims for participants to become better equipped to develop self-awareness in their relating to others, to themselves and to God. The weekend will have a strong focus on the notion of heartfulness, an Islamically based approach to mindfulness, which underpins the process of becoming more present and effective in our relationships, both horizontal and vertical.
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