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Switzerland Catching Up with Demand for Muslim Pastoral Care - About Islam

Switzerland Catching Up with Demand for Muslim Pastoral Care

ZURICH – As Switzerland’s population becomes ever more diverse, the demand for relevant pastoral care, especially for Muslim citizens, is growing. But the central European country still has some catching up to do to match the availability in other countries, Expatica Switzerlandreported on October 18. “Because of the many life situations in which psychological support …

Are Psychology and Islam Compatible?

Are Psychology and Islam Compatible?

What would you do if you got an ugly illness or maybe broke your arm? Would you just leave it hoping it gets better one day, in sha’Allah, or would you actually do something in order that it heals properly? I guess most of us would visit the GP right away. So, what if you …

3 Very Basic Psychological Needs of Prayer

3 Very Basic Psychological Needs of Prayer

Giving your first thought upon waking up to God surrounds you with power and protection all day long. Having woken up mindful of God, sought His Refuge, and asked for His Protection, indeed God will not forsake those who seek Him or withhold what they need.

Jinn Possession: Psychology, Faith & Mental Health

Jinn Possession: Psychology, Faith & Mental Health

Many Muslims nowadays especially, in some cultures tend to make a link between any disorders or problems they might experience to jinn possession and such supernatural issues. Possession by a spirit, demon, or other spiritual entity is not new. As early as 5000 BCE, man attributed mental illness to the evil eye, sorcery, demonic possession …

Human Psyche from the Islamic Perspective

Human Psyche from the Islamic Perspective

In this counseling answer: “The three main stages ofnafsdescribed in the Qur’an are theNafs al`Ammara(Thenafsthat urges evil),Nafs al`Lawwama(thenafsthat blames), andNafs al`Mutma`inna(Thenafsat peace). Similarly, Feud describes three components of the personality: the id, the egoandthe superego.” As-Salamu ‘Alaikum, To answer the first part of your query, the Islamic understanding of the psyche and Freud’s model of …

How 'Natural' are Natural Beauty Products?

How 'Natural' are Natural Beauty Products?

Defining Natural “Natural” is probably the most ambiguous term used in cosmetics marketing and is therefore a frequent source of confusion and misunderstanding. Citing Dictionary.com gives us the following three definitions: “Growing spontaneously; without being planted or tended by human hand, as vegetation.” Sounds great but that basically only permits us to source raw materials …

Emotions Are Contagious: Stay Away From Frustrating People

Emotions Are Contagious: Stay Away From Frustrating People

For centuries, researchers have studied the tendency for people to unconsciously and automatically mimic the emotional expressions of others, and in many cases actually feel the same feelings simply by exposure to emotions in social interactions.

Marketing Halal Cosmetics

Marketing Halal Cosmetics

The cosmetics industry is a fickle, fashion driven thing, always looking at the next trend, idea and novelty. So, what happens when your brand identify is not at all trivial? When it is about who you are? How you live your life, and the laws and values you hold dear? What happens when your brand …

Ramadan

Green Up Your Ramadan: Practical Tips

The month of Ramadan is now blessing our days and most of us have a list of goals for those special occasions. Ramadan is the best time to give up bad habits and start good ones, as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught us that devils are chained during this month and their power to distract and tempt us is diminished.

Addiction

Tips to Cure Your Addictions this Ramadan

Ramadan is a time that many Muslims look forward to. However, the prospect of fasting for a month can also be frightening for some – especially those with addictions.



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