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Holistic Healing

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  • Episode 6: Islamic Psychology in the 21st Century

    Whereas learning about the history of mental health in the Islamic world is important, it is equally important to understand how this can serve our community today. As international efforts attempt to encroach on Islamic achievements, it is vital that Muslims recognize the steps that need to be t...

  • Episode 5: How Classical Muslim Scholars Treated the Mind, Body, & Soul

    In the previous episode of this series, we discussed the way Muslim scholars examined mental health illnesses. In this video, Dr. Raniaa Awaad delves into the treatment options these scholars employed. This helps us understand that mental health conditions are multifactorial and we must analyze a...

  • Episode 4: How Muslim Scholars Understood Mental Illness a Thousand Years Ago

    Has anyone ever uttered these words to you, “A Muslim is not afflicted with depression?” If so, you are not alone. However, this phrase actually contradicts the teachings of our beloved Prophet ﷺ. It’s important to truly understand the factors that influence mental health illnesses in order to be...

  • Episode 3: How Muslims Developed the First Psychiatric Hospitals in the World

    The earliest presence of mental health hospitals can actually be traced back to 7th or 8th century Baghdad! Now, when people think about mental health institutions from the past, they often think of prison-like cells and abominable treatment. That was not the case in these early Muslim institutio...

  • Episode 2: Therapy a Millennia Before Modern Psychology

    What is the secret that allowed Muslims to flourish into the Golden Ages as Europe sank into the Dark Ages? While people throughout the West were thought to be possessed by demons when dealing with depression, Muslims turned to Islamic teachings. Dr. Rania Awaad elaborates on the different schola...

  • Episode 1: Prophet Muhammad PBUH's Approach to Mental Health

    Did you know that the Prophet ﷺ laid down the groundwork that was used by Muslim scholars to identify mental health conditions? For those who believe mental health can be addressed solely by having strong faith, it is worth noting that many prophets experienced intense emotional challenges. Tune ...