Posts

Ghazali’s Science of the Soul – Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf

What Imam Ghazali focuses on is the development of internal character traits. God talks about the soul that will eventually return to Him and He describes that soul as being the tranquil soul. The soul that is at peace with itself, as opposed to a struggling soul, which God describes as self-accusing.

Abu Zayd Balkhi on Depression – Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf

This is the second part of a talk by Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf on approaches to depression and anxiety in Classical Islam. Here he presents the author and physician Abu Zayd Balkhi. I want to move on to a couple of these therapists. I say therapists. That’s a Freudian slip. The first of them is […]

The Human Condition and the Sira – Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf

I am going to be talking about the issue of depression and anxiety in classical Islam. My focus is on some of the ways in which depression and anxiety were tackled in the classical Muslim civilization.

Discussing Intimate Details in Therapy Sessions

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: As a psychologist I am privy to a lot of personal and private information in sessions with clients, this occasionally places me in situations where people (i.e. who are not my clients but know my profession) open up to me and seek advice. 1) Is it permissible for me […]

Getting Therapy for Irreligious Thoughts

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I have recently started therapy for my ocd and self esteem/anxiety issues. These things have been affecting me greatly and through therapy etc i hope to get better soon. One of my ocd behaviors is to do with getting persistent intrusive thoughts which are of a religious nature. […]