55 episodes

The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.



If you would like to ask our team a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss one of the episodes or even feature as a guest speaker, then please do get in touch with the Mindful Muslim Podcast Team at podcast@inspiritedminds.org.uk.



Support our Podcast by becoming a Torchbearer for Inspirited Minds: https://torchbearers.inspiritedminds.org.uk/

The Mindful Muslim Podcast Inspirited Minds

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.



If you would like to ask our team a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss one of the episodes or even feature as a guest speaker, then please do get in touch with the Mindful Muslim Podcast Team at podcast@inspiritedminds.org.uk.



Support our Podcast by becoming a Torchbearer for Inspirited Minds: https://torchbearers.inspiritedminds.org.uk/

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #55 – Ramadan Special: Reflection and Growth with Dina Aziz

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #55 – Ramadan Special: Reflection and Growth with Dina Aziz

    The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.







    In this Ramadan special episode, we spoke to Dina Aziz! She is a Muslim influencer and social media personality, who published her Ramadan Planner: A guide to reflection and growth during the holy month this year! (15th February 2024).







    With each Ramadan, Dina shares glimpses of her planner, providing invaluable support and preparation for her eager followers embarking on their spiritual journey. Her book that Dina shared online garnered over 1 million clicks and brought wide-spread praise:







    "So easy to follow . . . I don't know what I would have done without it"







    "Using this planner is the most productive and closest to God I have been for any Ramadan"







    "This has made a massive difference in how I'm using the days of Ramadan"







    We spoke about:









    * Her journey from being an influencer to an author







    * What Ramadan means to her and her inspiration behind writing this planner







    * Her journey of creating this planner and how it can be used to ease your Ramadan experience







    * The many features of her planner and where you can get a copy







    * & so much more!









    You can connect with Dina in the following ways:









    * Instagram @dinaaaaziz







    * Twitter @dinaaaaziz







    * You can also purchase her Ramadan Planner here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/297081/dina-aziz.









    If you would like to ask us a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast or if you would like to feature on the podcast as a guest, then please get in touch with the Mindful Muslim Podcast Team at podcast@inspiritedminds.org.uk.







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    • 37 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #54 – Relationships, Toxicity and Mindfulness with Mindful Muslimah

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #54 – Relationships, Toxicity and Mindfulness with Mindful Muslimah

    The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.







    In this episode, the Mindful Muslim podcast meets Mindful Muslimah! She has spent the past twenty-five years as a community leader, an educator, and a mentor. She also regularly serves as a public liaison between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities.







    Mindful Muslimah is passionate about self-work and creating space for meaningful conversations. She continues to inspire and educate young women across the globe, on how they can bridge the gap between their Muslim and “modern” selves, without compromising their Islamic identity.







    We explored:









    * Hey journey towards becoming a Mindful Muslimah and what that means







    * A deep dive into relationships and scrutinising some of the common issues presented by Muslim women today







    * How to navigate toxic and abusive relationships plus some thought provoking case studies







    * Signs of trauma and how it can lead to resentment







    * Features of a healthy relationship and what we can do to build one







    * & so much more!









    You can connect with Mindful Muslimah in one of the following ways:









    * Mindful Muslimah Website







    * Instagram @mindfulmuslimah







    * Youtube @mindfulmuslimah









    If you would like to ask us a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast or if you would like to feature on the podcast as a guest, then please get in touch with the Mindful Muslim Podcast Team at podcast@inspiritedminds.org.uk.







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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #53 – Bedridden with Religious OCD with Osman Mohammed

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #53 – Bedridden with Religious OCD with Osman Mohammed

    The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.







    Osman is a medical school student who has struggled with Religious OCD (ROCD). He shared his story with Inspirited Minds on our Mindful Messages Blog, which can be found HERE. He features on this episode, speaking with Adam Afghan about his lived experiences and his journey towards healing.







    In this episode, they spoke about:









    * His symptoms of ROCD and how he realised what he struggles with







    * How his ROCD led to panic attacks and severe illness







    * How his relationships with others and himself were affected as a result of his struggles with mental health







    * His journey towards coping with and healing from ROCD







    * His advice for fellow Muslims struggling with ROCD







    * & so much more!









    You can connect with Osman on Instagram @osman.md_ or via email at osmanwmohammad@hotmail.co.uk.







    If you would like to ask us a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast or if you would like to feature on the podcast as a guest, then please get in touch with the Mindful Muslim Podcast Team at podcast@inspiritedminds.org.uk.







    Support our podcast by becoming a Torchbearer for Inspirited Minds.

    • 53 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #52 – Men’s Mental Health and the Cost of Living Crisis with Jamilla Hekmoun

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #52 – Men’s Mental Health and the Cost of Living Crisis with Jamilla Hekmoun

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da1cwUyj8P0









    The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.







    This month, we spoke to Jamilla Hekmoun, who is a Research Fellow at the Woolf Institute in Cambridge. She is currently writing up her PhD on Muslim men’s mental health. Jamilla is a former Board Trustee at the Muslim Youth Helpline and Chair of the Muslim Mental Health Alliance; a network of organisations aiming to collaborate on mental health in the sector, for which Inspirited Minds is a member. She is an Executive Board Member at the Muslim Council of Wales and is also Head of Community Engagement at SEF-Cymru, an education charity based in Wales.







    In this episode, we spoke about:









    * Jamilla's personal experience of anxiety and depression which she published in a book chapter on her lived experiences







    * Her thoughts on the cost of living crisis, financial stress and how that links to mental health, specifically men's mental health







    * Her research on men's mental health and how men are usually the providers within families, especially in Muslim households and so feel the impact of the cost of living crisis more so







    * The taboo and stigma around men's mental health







    * & so much more!









    You can connect with Jamilla on twitter @JamillaTweets or instagram @jamillajamillajamilla







    If you would like to ask us a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast or if you would like to feature on the podcast as a guest, then please get in touch with the Mindful Muslim Podcast Team at podcast@inspiritedminds.org.uk.







    Support our podcast by becoming a Torchbearer for Inspirited Minds.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #51 – Unpacking Religious OCD with Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #51 – Unpacking Religious OCD with Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q18Q4nFF_1c









    The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.







    This month, we spoke to Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi, who is an expert on OCD and the Founding Director of Khalil Center – the first Islamically oriented professional community mental wellness center and largest provider of Muslim mental healthcare in the US. He is licensed as a psychotherapist in the state of Illinois, holds a Doctorate of Psychology, a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors of Science in psychology and Islamic Studies.







    He is currently a visiting scholar for Ibn Haldun University (Istanbul, Turkey) and Adjunct Professor at American Islamic College, Hartford Seminary. He is also a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding at the Global Health Center, conducting research on topics related to Muslims and Mental Health. Dr. Hooman is an international public speaker and trainer currently serving as a Clinical supervisor of graduate students of clinical psychology at the Village of Hoffman Estates (DHS). He also delivers seminars on specialized topics around multiculturalism and psychology.







    In this episode, Dr. Hooman shed light on:









    * The clinical definition of ROCD and its symptoms, and what Islam says about it







    * Most common misconceptions about ROCD and how to tell the difference between an intrusive thought stemming from OCD versus from shaytan







    * How mosques, community centres and organisations can be more inclusive of people with OCD







    * Best treatment methods available to help people with ROCD







    * Practical ways to deal with OCD and support a love one struggling with OCD







    * & so much more!









    You can connect with the Khalil Center via twitter.







    If you would like to ask us a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast or if you would like to feature on the podcast as a guest, then please get in touch with the Mindful Muslim Podcast Team at podcast@inspiritedminds.org.uk.







    Support our podcast by becoming a Torchbearer for Inspirited Minds.

    • 20 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #50 – The Politics of Muslim Mental Health with Dr. Tarek Younis

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #50 – The Politics of Muslim Mental Health with Dr. Tarek Younis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-2ODu0aZ18&pp=ygUQaW5zcGlyaXRlZCBtaW5kcw%3D%3D









    The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.







    This month, we spoke to Dr. Tarek Younis, who is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University. He researches and writes on Islamophobia, racism in mental health, the securitisation of clinical settings and the politics of psychology. He teaches on the impact of culture, religion, globalisation, and security policies on mental health. As a registered clinical psychologist, he primarily attends to experiences of racism, Islamophobia, and state violence in his private practice.







    He has recently launched his book called The Muslim, State and Mind: Psychology in Times of Islamophobia.







    Our conversation delved into:









    * His latest book and the inspiration behind it







    * His opinions on the apt definition of Islamophobia and the impact it has on Muslims on a personal and interpersonal level







    * The intricate link between Islamophobia and psychology, and how trauma is intertwined with this







    * His experience with victims of Islamophobia and how marginalisation impacts Muslim access to mental health services







    * His personal journey towards psychology, politics and mental health







    * & so much more!









    You can reach find Dr. Tarek's book at: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-muslim-state-and-mind/book279425.







    If you would like to ask us a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast or if you would like to feature on the podcast as a guest, then please get in touch with the Mindful Muslim Podcast Team at podcast@inspiritedminds.org.uk.







    Support our podcast by becoming a Torchbearer for Inspirited Minds.

    • 1 hr 28 min

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