33 episodes

The Mindful Muslim Podcast is a podcast where members from Inspirited Minds have conversations with guests with personal experiences of mental health struggles as well as professionals working within the field. Discussions involve sharing stories, reflections, advice and inspiration!



Watch the podcast on YouTube - www.youtube.com/InspiritedMinds/

The Mindful Muslim Podcast Inspirited Minds

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 17 Ratings

The Mindful Muslim Podcast is a podcast where members from Inspirited Minds have conversations with guests with personal experiences of mental health struggles as well as professionals working within the field. Discussions involve sharing stories, reflections, advice and inspiration!



Watch the podcast on YouTube - www.youtube.com/InspiritedMinds/

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #36 – Success, Love and Abundance with Zahra Aljabri and James Faghmous

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #36 – Success, Love and Abundance with Zahra Aljabri and James Faghmous

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    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, Sivan was joined by Zahra Aljabri and her husband James Faghmous. Zahra is a spiritual coach, writer, award-winning entrepreneur, wife and mother of four. Zahra empowers successful, bold Muslims to apply the insight of Islam into their day-to-day life.







    Supporting those who aim to evolve and transform, into the next-level version of themselves. She equips these talented and ambitious leaders to step into the power that is hidden within them. Her approach results in astounding personal transformation.







    James Ph.D. is a four-time chief dad officer and four-time entrepreneur. Prior to starting Limitless Love, James was an award-winning scientist, researcher, and speaker having lectured on every continent on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and entrepreneurship. 







    James’ life goal is help Muslims live beyond a mediocre job and average life to help create the Muslim Serena Williams, Steve Jobs, or J.K Rowling. He is passionate about creating generational defining talent that uses Islam as a source of inspiration to do more as opposed to settle for less.







    In their discussion, they explored:







    * How to cultivate an abundance mindset* What are the tenets to love and success* Ways of nurturing your mental wellbeing* & so much more!







    You can find out more about Zahra and James, and their platform Practical Muslim on Instagram @practicalmuslim.







    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







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    • 1 hr 43 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #35 – Being a Muslim Woman in Clinical Psychology with Dr. Dawn Reeves

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #35 – Being a Muslim Woman in Clinical Psychology with Dr. Dawn Reeves

    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, Sivan had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Dawn Reeves - a qualified Clinical Psychologist for over twenty years. Dr. Reeves converted to Islam during her clinical training in 1998. She has trained in the UK and worked in different NHS trusts in the Midlands and South East England. Her specialist interest lies in older people's mental health and wellbeing.







    She also enjoys working in education and has been fortunate enough to have worked in Saudi Arabia as an assistant professor to help establish and develop a clinical psychology degree at Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh. She is currently working on a Clinical Associate in Psychology Masters Apprenticeship programme as a senior course lecturer.







    This discussion involved:







    * The profession of psychology and its sub-categories* Her work in establishing Clinical Psychology in Saudi Arabia and beyond* An exciting new programme in the UK for aspiring psychologists, plus support and guidance* Advice to individuals who might be struggling with their psychological health* & so much more!







    Dr. Reeves can be contacted via email at drdawnreeves22@gmail.com and can also be found on twitter @drdawnreeves.







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







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    • 47 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #34 – Motherhood, Boundaries & Cultivating Positivity with Sophina Khan

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #34 – Motherhood, Boundaries & Cultivating Positivity with Sophina Khan

    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 the eloquent Sophina Khan, who is a Registered Nurse (BSc (Hons) RN, IP, ANP), Aesthetic Practitioner at Revita Clinic in Birmingham, an inspiring humanitarian, a successful makeup artist, vlogger and influencer in the areas of fashion, lifestyle, beauty and female empowerment.







    She combined her love of nursing and facial artistry which led her to become an Advanced Aesthetics Nurse Practitioner and international freelance makeup artist. She has recently raised over 100K+ in charity for a variety of projects as a humanitarian. For her, building a platform on social media was by fluke, but she focuses on positivity and is a true believer that spreading love will only bring back love.







    They explored:







    * How she came across Salam Charity UK, became a humanitarian and went on deployments to places like Palestine, Ghana and Yemen* Her journey through motherhood, her struggle as a mother, working woman and social media influencer* The role of positive thinking, mindset and affirmations in keeping mentally well* How faith plays a role in her attitude towards challenges and struggles* The relationship between makeup and self-confidence, and her experience of how it is important to look good because it makes you feel good about yourself* How to deal with controversy and create healthy boundaries to screen toxicity* Her advice for budding vloggers on how to maintain a social media presence and for mothers who are struggling to balance work and family







    You can find Sophina on various platform online:







    * For all aesthetic related queries, Sophina can be contacted on info@revitaclinic.co.uk* For all other queries, viewers can contact Sophina via social media: Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/sophinakhan, Instagram: www.instagram.com/sophinakhanartistry







    If you would like to ask us a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast or even feature on the podcast as a guest, 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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #33 - Islamophobia and Mental Health in Our Communities with Dr Shazad Amin

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #33 - Islamophobia and Mental Health in Our Communities with Dr Shazad Amin

    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 had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Shazad Amin of [Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) UK](https://www.mend.org.uk), who is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in the NHS. He qualified from the University of Manchester and undertook his psychiatric training in Nottingham. He acts as an Expert Witness in Clinical Negligence cases, is a CQC Specialist Advisor and sits as a MPTS tribunal member.



    He has previously been a Director of Medical Education in the NHS and sat on the Greater Manchester Family Justice Board trustee of MediConcern, a charity that provided health education and promotion to patients from ethnic minorities. He is also a former Trustee of ChildConcern, who provide education and training for professionals concerned with Childcare Law.



    He has authored papers on psychosis, mental health and parenting and given lectures on topics such as diagnosing mental illness, depression in the South Asian culture, personality assessment, stigma of mental disorders and giving evidence in Court.



    In this episode, the following was discussed:

    - His motivations and inspirations to join the field of mental health, and his passion for what he does

    - His experience working in mental health within ethnic minority communities

    - The mental health stigma that is still rampant in our communities, and how we can attempt to overcome it

    - More about MEND and the services they offer, including their response unit for Islamophobia and reporting hate crimes



    You can find our more about MEND and their services, including their Islamophobia Response Unit (IRU) at [www.mend.org.uk]. You can also reach out to Dr. Shazad Amin on twitter [@drshazadamin](https://twitter.com/drshazadamin).



    If you would like to ask us a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast or even feature on the podcast as a guest, 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 at [https://torchbearers.inspiritedminds.org.uk]..

    • 1 hr 40 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #32 – Unlearning Behaviours Through Living With BPD with Aiysha Khalil

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #32 – Unlearning Behaviours Through Living With BPD with Aiysha Khalil

    Unlearning Behaviours Through Borderline Personality Disorder with Aiysha Khalil







    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, Sivan (our host) meets Aiysha Khalil. Aiysha is a working muslimah, currently employed within the NHS. She graduated in Psychology and has lived with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. She has spent the next 9 years after her diagnosis managing mental health and life. 







    She has also volunteered at The Listening Place as a listening volunteer to support people struggling with suicidal ideation and suicidality and to help others in whatever way she can.







    During the episode, she talks about:







    * What Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is and how she was diagnosed* How her childhood experiences and marriage negatively impacted her mental health* Her symptoms and how BPD can affect social interactions and relationships* How she overcame her mental health disorder with a combination of therapy, unlearning/relearning practices and faith* How she was in the minority as a Muslim woman diagnosed with BPD, and how she coped with that feeling* Her coping methods and self-care practices that helped her on her journey to recovery* More about The Listening Place where she worked as a listening volunteer supporting suicidal individuals







    Today, Aiysha does not qualify to receive a diagnosis of BPD, and her story of healing and recovery is truly inspiring.







    If you would like to ask us a question, suggest a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast or even feature on the podcast as a guest, 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.















































     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #31 – Recovering from Childhood Trauma, PTSD and OCD with Madiyah Rana

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #31 – Recovering from Childhood Trauma, PTSD and OCD with Madiyah Rana

    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.







    Our host, Sivan, meets Madiyah Rana in this episode. Madiyah Rana is a published author of a book for teenage Muslimahs. She is a mother of two under three, and is currently pursuing a Bsc in Psychology and Mental Health. Prior to this stream of study, Madiyah also studied a BSc in Islamic Psychology whilst writing for her blog, ‘Al Musaafirah (the traveller), which is now known as ‘Tarbiyah Tales’.







    Madiyah is a survivor of childhood trauma and post-natal depression, which has fueled her passion for Mental Health and raising healthy, emotionally intelligent children. Faith was one of the biggest factors towards her own healing as well as faith-guided counselling, some of which was taken with Inspirited Minds. She has delivered workshops for local ISOCs to raise awareness of Mental Health amongst Muslims and to shed light on the Islamic perspective. When she’s not studying or home-making, you will find her curled up in bed with a hot cuppa and a good book or watching MasterChef.







    During the episode, she talks about:







    * Her experience of childhood trauma and how it affected her growing up, including signs and symptoms* The importance of self-discovery, including the role of counselling and therapy in increasing self-awareness* How her trauma morphed into PTSD and OCD, and how she coped with it in a time where counselling and therapy was not readily available* The challenges she faced when raising children and being a parent with her own trauma, and which parenting techniques helped her* How faith played a role in her recovery process, and realising that faith and mental health are intertwined but not in the way we expect* Why it’s vital to have a good, healthy support network in your life* Coping techniques like finding a safe space and positive affirmations, and how they are powerful tools to keep when you are not feeling mentally well







    You can find Madiyah on Instagram @tarbiyahtales. She is currently working on her next book related to trauma and healing through faith and Qur’an.







    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.

    • 57 min

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Thank you!

I stumbled upon your channel while searching for Muslim podcasts. I have been dealing with depression due to my child’s suicidal ideation and was looking for something to listen for inspiration aside from the Quran. Your podcast helped me understand mental health in the Islamic perspective. Your speakers (and hosts) have a plethora of knowledge and they are all very inspiring. Listening to your podcast is almost like a therapy to me so thank you so much! Please continue inspiring and educating, In sha Allah.

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