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Psychotherapy

Tazkiyah in Age of Psychotherapy

This is an interview with AbdelRahman Mussa, the founder of iPersonal Enrichment newsletter and the Whims-I-Kill Tazkiyah course. AbdelRahman Mussa is both a graduate of Shari’ah and a therapist with more than 11 years of experience and his background in da’wah (Islamic spiritual activism). Q: Tazkiyah – It is the process of purifying the soul …

Islam human needs

Islam and Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs

Peace be with you, Thank you for sending your question to Ask About Islam. The reality is that, unfortunately, it seems many Muslims are not informed of basic, common knowledge about psychology. But the reality is that being Muslim does not protect someone from pain or keep someone from needing what a normal human needs. …

Know How Satan Whispers

Know How Satan Whispers

Do We Hear Satan? How does Satan whisper? Have any of us heard Satan? We have, and we haven’t. We haven’t heard him consciously— that is we haven’t heard his voice while being aware of it— and we don’t know what kind of voice he has or what language he speaks. But we have heard …

Curiosity

Encouraging Healthy Choices by Piquing Curiosity

You might prefer watching TV rather than exercising, or ordering pizza instead of preparing dinner. Psychologists call this a ‘want/should conflict’. People often favor the ‘want’ option, which focuses on the impulsive satisfaction of desire regardless of its impacts, over the ‘should’ option. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used curiosity to influence people to …

Cyber

Spending Eid with Your PC

Hundreds of millions of Muslims all over the world are eagerly awaiting the annual Eid festival, but the reasons for this enthusiasm are as diverse as the people themselves. While many see it as an opportunity to take stock of their activities throughout the year, reflect over their misdeeds and reposition themselves for the coming …

Qurban

How Much Halal is Your Eid Qurban?

Allah has sent a ram as a sacrifice to ransom for Prophet Ibrahim’s son Ismail (PBUH). We sacrifice qurban in the name of Allah and distribute their meat among families, friends and poor. Several Muslim communities perform the Eid Adha sacrifice at homes or outdoor just outside homes. But increasingly, qurban takes place in abattoirs, …

Exhaustion

Exhaustion and Hajj Rituals

The phenomenon of exhaustion frequently takes place in the summer or in places with high temperature such as the Holy Sites. Sometimes, it attacks the person suddenly, but it mostly be caused by the body being subjected to high temperature which, in its turn, results in losing huge amounts of sweat that contains Sodium Chloride. …

Lying

Decoding Language of Lying

According to TED-Ed, we hear anywhere between 10 and 200 lies per day. Although scientists have spent centuries in coming up with methods to detect lying by tracking physiological changes in their tellers, these methods have proved unreliable. Is there a more direct approach? Noah Zandan, founder and Chief Executive Officer of ‘Quantified Impressions’ uses some famous examples of …

God Makes Me Feel Better

God Makes Me Feel Better - The Story

Knowing that the Lord of the Heavens and the earth has a plan for you, and is there to hold you as you go through this difficulty, was among the most comforting feeling for Alisha. At first I needed to really try and make her believe that better things would be coming.



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