Mental Health, Wellbeing, Workshops

Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop

This aim of this workshop was to discuss what is the balanced path of moderation in Islam, how moving from it affects our wellbeing and most importantly tips on how to maintain our wellbeing at the highest point.

Allah Ta’alah says in the Qur’an:

 We have made you a moderate nation so that you could be an example for all people and the Prophet an example for you.” (Surah Baqarah – Verse 143)

I used the 5 NHS steps to mental wellbeing and mapped them with evidence to Qur’an and Ahadeeth which orginally encouraged us to use these steps to self care.

I would recommend this to be a 2 hour workshop and you will need a pack of raisins, one for each attendee for the raisin mindfulness activity.

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Productivity Workshop

Alhamdulillah i had the oppertunity to deliver a two part online webinar on Productivity. Stuck at home in the lockdown of Covid-19 a very good friend of mine organised ‘Heart to Heart daily reminders’ for the community just before the start of Ramadan 2020. She asked me to speak on ‘Productivity’. The webinar content is mostly very general and can be applied to any context.

The two sessions address the following five questions:

  • Why do i need to be productive?
  • What can i do with my time?
  • Methods to increase in productivity?
  • What prevents us from being producitve?
  • How to tackle these barriers

Each session was one hour long.

Session 1 covers what is productivity? Why do i need to be productive in the light of Surah Al-Asr and the hadith ‘5 before 5’ as well as discussing four methods to increase in productivity: planning, to do lists, breaking down tasks and routines.

Session 2 covers what prevents us from being productive? A discussion on procrastination and four methods to tackle procrastination: eat the frog, self-discipline, be your own cheerleader and Du’a.

I used mentimeter to help engage and get to know my audience. You can see the results below. I also used the chat box feature in Zoom to allow my attendees to answer any questions i asked.

You can find the speaker notes and powerpoint presentations below.

Session 1 resources –

Sessesion 2 resources –

Islamic studies, Workshops

Modesty

A very important and much needed topic for discussion in todays times. Where not only the meaning of the word is being changed but its interpretation is being altered also. It is important we teach the true meaning of Modesty in Islam and also important that we do not just limit the word modesty to external dress. Therefore we have seperated our sessions starting with internal modesty – a quality of the heart and mind and then moving on to external modesty.

Note regarding external modesty lesson – It is important that we do not dictate what specific clothing type is haram/halal upon students but rather teach them the tools to decide for themselves if a particular item falls into the modest or immodest category.

When teaching both lessons i never gave my own judgements or looked down upon anyones certain ideas of dress. The entire purpose of the sessions were to get students to think twice about what they choose to wear and why along with the true meaning of Modesty in Islam.

Any questions please get in touch

Social media, Workshops

Social Media and Islam

This workshop is based on 5 key questions:

  • What is social media?
  • Why do you use social media?
  • What are the advantages of social media?
  • What are the disadvantages of social media?
  • What are your limits/boundaries on social media?

The main purpose of this workshop is to raise awareness of the impact of social media on our lives. The session aims to make you more wise, critical and accountable about the way you use social media in light of Quran and Hadith.

The session was delivered in 1hr 30min workshop to women of all ages. Every time we approached a key question, there was time for disucssion in pairs and then an oppertunity to feedback. We also used post – it notes to gather peoples views on the positive and negative impacts of social media. You can see some example suggestions below.

You can find the powerpoint and speaker notes below

Suggestions of positive and negative effects of social media

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Great women in Islam – Khadeeja (ra)

Salam!

This is a recent talk i did at a charity event which was titled ‘Great Women of Islam’. I decided to speak about Khadeeja (ra) because there are so many lessons we can all take from her life regardless of what stage we are in our lives and regardless of our current roles.

The talk covers:

  • What does it mean to be a successful muslim women in modern day?
  • The life of Khadeeja (ra)
  • 4 main lessons we can take from the life of Khadeeja(ra)

The talk was 45min long and the speaker notes ( i write everything i say for my own sanity) and presentation slides are below.

Islamic studies, Marriage, Workshops

Marriage talk part 2 – Being Mrs Right

This talk was part 2 in our two-part series on marriage. Its a topic that we can discuss for unlimited sessions. The target audience was married women and girls looking to getting married (wives and potential wives to be insha’Allah).

This talk covers:

  • The relationship between the husband and wife
  • Qualities needed in a successful marriage                          
  • Analysing marriage scenarios

I would recommend this to be 2hr session giving sufficient time for discussions and questions

Please see the presentation slides below. I used a website called mentimeter to make the workshop interactive and to pool together the audience’s answers. If you do not have access to the internet you could do a mind map or collect responses on sticky notes instead.

The scenarios were printed in A3 paper and each group was given board markers. I also ensured that each group included married and non-married women to create deeper and more reflective discussions.

The speaker notes will soon follow inshallah

Marriage, Workshops

Marriage talk part 1 – Searching for Mr. Perfect

I delivered a talk today in my local masjid about the process of finding a spouse. The target audience included girls looking for potential spouses and mothers looking for potential spouses for their children.

The talk covers:

  1. What qualities to look for in a spouse
  2. How to search for a spouse
  3. Difficulties along the way and how to overcome them

I would recommend this to be a 2hr 30min workshop with a half an hour Q&A session in order to do full justice to this topic.

Please see the presentation slides below. I used a website called mentimeter to make the workshop interactive and to pool together the audience’s answers. You can see their answers below. If you do not have access to the internet you could do a mind map or collect responses on sticky notes instead.

The speaker notes will soon follow inshallah