40 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 #40 – Psycho-Education and the Muslim Identity with Sameer Mohammed

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #40 – Psycho-Education and the Muslim Identity with Sameer 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.







    In this episode, we spoke to Sameer, a Muslim brother who has been actively involved in community cohesion and interfaith work from a young age. This has provided him with an opportunity to enhance his skills in facilitating dialogue and discussion amongst people. In addition, he has also worked within the field of education over the last ten years, ranging from primary, secondary, SEMH and evening faith supplementary schools. As a result of working with a wide array of people in different settings and due to personal life experiences, Sameer soon came to realise the importance good mental health and the lack of support available, specifically in the BAME community. This led him to train as an Integrative Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Islamic Psychologist.







    Currently, Sameer is working in a pastoral/welfare capacity within schools and with the National Mental Health Charity, MIND, on their BAME project, which intends to encourage more people from the BAME to access counselling services. Alongside this, he is also offering counselling services through his private practice, delivering workshops for the wider community and CPD for schools and educational institutes.







    They spoke about:







    * His training to become a counsellor and psychotherapist* The importance of having men in the field of mental health and its benefits within Islam* Reflections on therapy from a faith perspective* The Western models of psychology and mental health and how they coexist with Islam* How to use both Islam and therapy to give meaning to our experiences* How to become more aware of our social and emotional mental health needs as a Muslim* The qualities of a Muslim that coincide with being a counsellor







    You can find out more about Sameer’s work at www.noortherapy.co.uk, or via Instagram @noor_therapy. You can also reach him via email at info@noortherapy.co.uk.







    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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    • 59 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #39 – Living with Undiagnosed ADHD with Faisal Hussain

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #39 – Living with Undiagnosed ADHD with Faisal Hussain

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMgwMk0KMZo









    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 spoke to Faisal who is a creative entrepreneur based in Cambridgeshire and has a background in marketing, coaching/mentoring and community development. After being diagnosed with ADHD and dyspraxia in November 2021, he feels that it’s now part of his duty to raise awareness about neurodiversity in the Muslim community and beyond as being undiagnosed for 26 years of life impacted his life, upbringing, education, relationships, spirituality, mental health and career.







    Faisal's creativity as an artist has helped him therapeutically throughout life and he likes to show the impact it can have in wider society and his mental health. He continues to implement awareness in society about neurodiversity, most recently helping create the neurodiversity training package and support groups for staff at London Fire Brigade. He also has created social media awareness channels to raise awareness about ADHD which have received a worldwide response - especially from the Muslim community.







    A video Faisal created about having ADHD in November went viral, the reaction from the Muslim world showed him the importance of raising awareness about it. He believes that Muslims need to also learn that learning difficulties are different to mental health issues however can exist and can impact them further.







    Their discussion explored:







    * Impacts of ADHD on mental, physical and spiritual well-being and as well as social, educational and work lives* Misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding ADHD and neurodiversity* Navigating life after a late ADHD diagnosis and being able to understand childhood experiences* Regaining confidence and building self-esteem* Managing lifestyles and self-care practices to embrace ADHD* Helping others understand ADHD







    You can find Faisal on Instagram @adhdvisualized.







    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.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #38 – Emotional Burnout in Healthcare Settings with Isma Ahmed & Qasim Malik

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #38 – Emotional Burnout in Healthcare Settings with Isma Ahmed & Qasim Malik

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









    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 professionals Isma Ahmed and Qasim Malik. Isma is a Key Worker for the NHS. She also works at Inspirited Minds as a mental health writer for our very own Mindful Messages Blog, and is a British Islamic Medical Association ExCo Director. Qasim is a Junior Doctor working in paediatrics and an education fellow with an interest in the wellbeing of healthcare professionals.







    The discussion delved into:







    * What its like to work in the NHS and health care sectors* The concept of emotional burnout and compassion fatigue* How to deal with your wellbeing as a healthcare professional and the stigma involved with reaching out for support* The importance of self-care and knowing when to take a step back to care for your mental health* & so much more!







    Isma can be contacted via email on Isma.ahmed@inspiritedminds.org.uk, and you can follow Qasim on twitter @QasimMalikMed.







    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.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #37 – Divorce and Returning to Your Fitra with Rayesa Gheewala

    The Mindful Muslim Podcast #37 – Divorce and Returning to Your Fitra with Rayesa Gheewala

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27yhIVX9MIo









    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 episodes sees us talking with Rayesa Gheewala, a Divorced Muslimah Coach. Rayesa has served the Muslimah community since 2016 and supports women in reinventing and thriving as a whole, healthy, and best version of themselves. She focuses on empowering women to flow toward the next chapter of their lives with peace, clarity, confidence, compassion, tawakkul, and joy.







    She delved into the following topics:







    * Using the difficulties in your life such as divorce as a way to return to your fitra and improve your relationship with Allah* The importance of communicating and prioritising your thinking, feeling and emotions in relationships* The stigmas surrounding divorce and how to find peace during and after divorce* How to Reinvent Yourself for the next chapter after Divorce* Peaceful Parting, Processing grief, Closure through acceptance and hope* & so much more!







    Rayesa can be found on instagram @rayesagheewala or on her website.







    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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3QheMOIcWU









    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

Customer Reviews

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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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