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Mental Health and Wellness for Muslims with Dr. Nafisa Sekandari
In this episode of Soul of Islam Radio, we have a much needed conversation with clinical psychologist Dr. Nafisa Sekandari on the subject of mental health and wellness for Muslims, and for human beings in general.
Based on her extensive clinical experience and professional practice, in addition to her own personal path, Dr. Sekandari shares with us the startling reality of the unprecedented global pandemic of mental illness due to persistent and chronic stress, fear, anxiety and worry.
Topics discussed include the power of presence and the present moment in healing the heart from the pressure of persistent anxiety, how faith inoculates us against fear, the power of dhikr, meditation and mindfulness to alleviate suffering and bring tranquility to the human heart, the power of breath and breathing to anchor and root us in the now and in the body so as to reduce the experience of anxiety in the mind, the importance of conscious and intentional eating as well as the role gut health plays in our mental and emotional state, the significant value of adequate and restful sleep, the consequences of loneliness on human health and happiness, the plight of the elderly in modern society and culture, and much, much more. Lastly, Dr. Sekandari shares practical steps and tips to immediately reduce stress, fear, anxiety and worry.
About Dr. Nafisa Sekandari
Dr. Nafisa Sekandari is an integrative and holistic licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the state of Arizona. She iss also the creator of the online and self paced course, “Transforming Anxiety,” in which she teaches not only how to regain control of one’s life from the clutches of anxiety, but also how to transform and understand the root cause of the malaise for a more permanent solution to the problem.
Dr. Sekandari is also the director of the website Mental Health and Wellness 4 Muslims and manages its Facebook page.
To learn more about meditation with Dr. Sekandari, seekers may enroll in her free 21 Day Meditation Challenge.
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Dune: The Deeper Dimension
Dune, first written and published by Frank Herbert in 1965, has been heralded as the most significant work of science-fiction ever written, and has captured the imagination of millions since its original publication.
Now again a major motion picture adaptation and directed by Denis Villeneuve (set for release in December, 2020), and featuring a star studded cast including the likes of Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Oscar Isaac, Jessica Ferguson and many others, Dune is again entering and with force into public consciousness.
In this episode of Soul of Islam Radio, we take a brief dive into the deeper dimension of Dune, which takes extensive inspiration from classical Islamic spirituality and eschatology.
In Dune: The Deeper Dimension, we explore the representative meanings and values of the Fremen culture, the role of Paul Muad'Dib, spiritual asceticism, the mastery of the self, the awakening of human potential, and much more.
Religion and Revelation of Light
It is with great joy that we relaunch Soul of Islam Radio with the first episode of Season 5, in which we discuss the deeper dimension and purpose of al-Islam as a path of transmutation from density and ego-based consciousness to a reality of light and the transcendence of a material-based state of consciousness.
We hope you enjoy and benefit from this episode which serves as an introduction to an ever-expanding topic that will drive the next phase of this podcast as a means and tool to catalyze spiritual growth and awakening within the global community.
Expansion of the Heart with Imam Fode Drame
It is with great joy that we bring to you this illuminating interview on the expansion of the heart with Imam Fode Drame.
Imam Fode is a leading-edge guide and teacher deeply rooted in classical tradition yet unique able to convey the heart and soul of the spiritual path in the modern world.
In this episode, you will learn about the three phases in the life and mission of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and how in contemporary times we have nearly lost the foundational essence of al-Islam, which is at its core a real and deep connection with the Divine Presence of God through the path of self-purication that leads to illumination and awakening.
To learn more about Imam Fode and his work, please visit his website at Zawiyah.ca.
Seeking Sacred Knowledge with Ustadha Linda Ayyash
Ustadha Linda Ayyash at a very young age was called to the deeper study of al-Islam and its sacred sciences, and so took it upon herself to pursue the seeking of sacred knowledge at classical institutions of learning and with teachers of traditional knowledge.
In this inspiring episode of Soul of Islam Radio, Ustadha Linda Ayyash shares with us the unique challenges that many of us face living in the modern world with regards to seeking sacred knowledge and striving to live an upright life upon the noble and straight path, and she provides valuable insights and suggestions to support in this most noble of endeavors.
Ustadha Linda Ayyash also discusses the absolute importance of suhba, or companionship upon the spiritual path of seeking sacred knowledge, and highlights the utter necessity of keeping the company of the righteous men and women who have devoted their personal lives to the selfless service of God Most High and His creation.
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The Ten Forms of Quranic Recitation with Shaykh Mostafa Muftah
Shaykh Mostafa Muftah is a world-recognized master reciter and teacher of the Holy Qur’an, one of the top reciters in the world and but one of a literal handful of Qur’anic reciters qualified to recite the sacred scripture in all ten classical forms as taught by the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
In addition to his mastery of Qur’anic recitation, Shaykh Mostafa Muftah has also completed advanced studies of Tafsir, or Qur’anic Exegesis, Fiqh, or Islamic Jurisprudence, and more.
In this enlightening episode of Soul of Islam Radio, you will discover the subtle depth, beauty and breadth of the holy and noble Qur’an as Shaykh Mostafa Muftah shares his extensive experience and knowledge of sacred recitation.
The Holy Qur’an is a known as a “Light from God,” and its recitation, particularly with excellence, consciousness, awareness and sincere intent, has a profound effect upon the human heart, awakening the soul and attracting the divine blessings and grace of God.
By learning how to recite the sacred scripture with precision and increasing perfection, we draw nearer unto the Divine as His holy and incomprehensibly beautiful words take root in our beings.
To learn more about Shaykh Mostafa Muftah and the art and science of Qur’anic recitation, please visit his website at MustafaMuftah.com.
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