Join us for this month's Al Hikmah discussion “The Muslim Psyche: Mental Illness in the Muslim Community.”
Those suffering from mental health issues in our society are often stigmatized and alienated. How do we move away from a community that stigmatizes to a community that is supportive and understanding?
This month’s Al Hikmah will discuss the myths and realities of mental health, within an Islamic context. Join us for a night of dialogue and conversation lead by specialists in mental health and Islamic knowledge.
Dr. Raheel Syed
Resident Doctor, Specializing in Psychiatry
University of Alberta
Captain Ryan Carter
Canadian Armed Forces
"One of the core general characteristics of our religion is that it is a religion of knowledge. That applies to both knowledge of the material world as well as knowledge of the unseen (ghaib) world and the effect that it has on our daily lives. Being able to navigate in those two realms requires a lot of wisdom."
"Despite my anger, lashing out, and the darkness, God did not leave. I learned that God can take my pain, and will always listen. The Qur’an opens with, ‘in the name of God, The Merciful, The Compassionate,’ and I found God with me when the smoke cleared...I was different, but that did not deserve stigma. Stigma is a choice to remain ignorant out of our own fear, and I do not believe there is any room in Islam for that...God was with me, loving me, every step of the way. "
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