title

The Mindful Muslim Podcast

Inspirited Minds

3
Followers
2
Plays
The Mindful Muslim Podcast
The Mindful Muslim Podcast

The Mindful Muslim Podcast

Inspirited Minds

3
Followers
2
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

Conversations on mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.

Latest Episodes

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #022 – Overcoming Challenges with Sheikh Saeed Nasser

In this months podcast, I spoke to Sheikh Saeed Nasser about his work as an integrative counsellor, bereavement counsellor, interpreter and clinical supervisor. He shared his experience of working within the Muslim community in this capacity and shed light on several aspects of life from relationships to mental health. Sheikh Saeed also spoke openly about his earlier years, his way of facing the stigma he experienced with regards to his visual impairment and his love for his home, the UK. With his gentle nature and wise words, Sheikh Saeed really gave the team and I a lot to ponder upon. Some of the things you’ll find out about are: * Where did his passion for mental health com from?* What were his younger years like and what kind of stigma did he face?* How did Sheikh Saeed handle stigma towards him?* What teachings can we take from the Qur'an to help us deal with everyday stressors and greater difficulties?* How can we think about life and the hereafter and remind ourselves of th...

72 MINAUG 5
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #022 – Overcoming Challenges with Sheikh Saeed Nasser

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #021 – Depression, OCD and Suicidal Thoughts with Adam Afghan

Our podcast The Mindful Muslim, a space to have open, honest, raw conversations on mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality is back, this time in video form. I (Sivan Kader) speak to Adam Afghan who shares his experience with anxiety, depression, OCD and intrusive thoughts. Adam opens up about how he struggled with anxiety as a child and experienced disturbing thoughts later in life which culminated in him contemplating suicide. He also speaks about how he eventually sought help to improve his mental wellbeing. Today, he continues to actively confront his thoughts and manage his mental health. He says: "real courage, is tackling problems head-on." Some of the things you’ll find out about are: * What were Adam’s struggles with his mental health and how did he deal with them? * What practical things does Adam do to maintain good mental health and wellbeing? * How can real-life connections aid our state of mind? * What role does the media and social media play in our lives a...

55 MINMAY 22
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #021 – Depression, OCD and Suicidal Thoughts with Adam Afghan

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #020 – Self-Harm and Self Destructive Behaviours

Clinical Psychologist Nomir Ahmed from an NHS Mental Health Trust in London gives his insight into Self-Harm and Self Destructive Behaviours in this month's The Mindful Muslim Podcast. Some of the things you’ll find out about are: * What Self-Harm is * The most common reasons for someone to inflict self-harm on themselves * The Self-Harm cycle * Misconceptions around Self-Harm * Treatments and support for Self-Harm Next month we’ll be talking about the impact money and debt has on one's mental health. If you have any questions you would like us to answer, please email your questions to: info@inspiritedminds.org.uk.

29 MIN2018 MAR 30
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #020 – Self-Harm and Self Destructive Behaviours

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #019 – Domestic Violence and Mental Health

February has been a great month of opening up conversations that are often quite difficult to face, sometimes complex and even harder to accept. Although we have focused heavily on sexual abuse, trauma and the effects it has on the brain, this podcast is an interesting combination of various taboo topics. We had the pleasure of hosting Hanfia Iliyas from Eden Houses UK and Sofia Buncy, from Muslim Women in Prisons who both gave very unique perspectives of domestic violence within the Muslim community. Some of the things you’ll find out about are: * What the definition of domestic violence actually is? * How different do Muslim women and men react to domestic violence? * What role does Islam play for the perpetrator and the victim? * To what extent does culture have a role? * Is there a correlation between muslim women’s criminal acts and domestic violence? You will also listen to troubling real life questions being answered, as well being given practical and helpful advice on how ...

81 MIN2018 FEB 23
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #019 – Domestic Violence and Mental Health

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #018 – Sexual Health in the Muslim Community with Imam Alyas Karmani

This month we have been talking about sexual health, intimacy and pornography in the Muslim Community and we were honoured to have Imam Alyas Karmani join us for this month’s podcast - and we really go to town with this one. There’s no shame, and no room for cringe-ing in this podcast. So if you would like to hear about the detailed experiences that the Imam himself has been in, as well as other issues around sexual health, particularly pornography with no holding back, then listen in. Some of the things you’ll find out about are: * What are the sexually related issues affecting Muslims today? * Why we don’t talk about it and why there is so much shame attached to the topic? * What is the difference between mainstream sexual health education and Islamic sexual health education? * What should be taught within the home? * What does Islam truly say about intimacy? * Real life questions from listeners about the effects of sexual abuse, what to do about pornography and self-harm and ...

101 MIN2017 DEC 25
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #018 – Sexual Health in the Muslim Community with Imam Alyas Karmani

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #017 – Premarital Relationships and Marriage with Haleh Banani

This month we have approached a subject that isn't spoken about very often and although some of the weeks have been awkward to discuss it's been a good way to break the ice around this taboo topic. Premarital relationships is a growing concern, especially for young adults and we are at a time where proverbs such as "when nikkah becomes hard, zina becomes easy" are more and more present. So how do we save ourselves from the consequences of such relationships? We were honored to host sister Haleh Banani, a clinical psychologist who has over 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals with the aim to inspire people to live and love with a higher purpose. In this podcast we discuss how premarital relationships initiate; how this affects an individuals mental health, what marriage offers, how Islam deals with such situations, an insight into her courses especially an upcoming course, "laugh and learn" and much more. Next month we are talking about unrealistic intimacy and...

58 MIN2017 NOV 28
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #017 – Premarital Relationships and Marriage with Haleh Banani

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #016 – Who are you?

This month we have been talking about the dreaded "who are you?" question, where everyone has something to say, but it's not always everything we have to say. Whether we avoid the question intentionally or because we frankly have no clue who we are, or whether or not we want to answer with what is socially accepted or what is in line with our values - this podcast will cover the A-Z of the perfect identity crisis. Muslims worldwide, in every generation, and every culture, are often torn between who their parents are, who they want to be, and who they are expected to be. This can result in the feeling of never truly belonging to any group, label, or category. Having a sense of belonging is important to our wellbeing, but does it shape who we really are? Islam is something that started out as strange and will always remain strange, so how does this effect our Muslim identity? Is there such a thing? Is it really that deep? Listen in to our podcast this month with graduate Mashuda from ...

38 MIN2017 OCT 27
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #016 – Who are you?

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #015 – The Stresses of being a Student

This month we have been looking at student stress - from results day, to accommodation, to lectures, to procrastination. However, what better way to hear about it, than hearing it from 2nd year Psychology student at the University of Birmingham, Rayhan Ahmed. He left his hometown where he grew up and had never left, he went into a new environment, with different people and received a big wake up call. In this podcast we discuss cliques, student habits and the importance of aligning your purpose in life to your university goals. It's packed with enlightening experiences, and totally relatable situations - whether you're at college, starting University or are a graduate, this is a podcast for you. Don't forget that we will be coming to the University of Birmingham on the 13th of October, for more information about the day, visit this page: x If you have a question or topic you would like us to discusson The Mindful Muslim Podcast or if you would like to feature on the podcast as a spe...

22 MIN2017 SEP 22
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #015 – The Stresses of being a Student

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #014 – The Struggles of Fatherhood

Our theme this month is around postnatal depression, however it would be an injustice if we ignored the other side of the matter. Males in general are forgotten when it comes to mental health, and fathers are totally neglected when it comes to pregnancy and related issues. However, we want to change this. Fathers should hold the same significance and importance as the mother when a new life is brought into the world. We agree they don't have to go through the physical aspect of pregnancy, but they invest emotionally and mentally just as much. They may even have external worries as a male figure that females do not necessarily have to worry about. Join us and Abu Amaanah, a young father and entrepreneur as well as a fatherhood and lifestyle blogger where we discuss the struggles of fatherhood, paternal depression and the importance of preparation. If you have a question or topic you would like us to discusson The Mindful Muslim Podcast or if you would like to feature on the podcast a...

24 MIN2017 JUL 18
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #014 – The Struggles of Fatherhood

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #013 – Ramadan and Eating Disorders

Ramadan is brimming with treasures waiting to be discovered within ourselves and our communities. Alas, there are forgotten gems within society which we often isolate and stigmatize, but this is the year we want to change that. Whilst Ramadan is an extremely positive time, for some it is a nightmare, and not because of the perfect ordainment from Islam but because of their own mental health issues which Allah has excused, but society does not. Join us for Wajid's strenuous journey as a young survivor of mental ill health who discusses his battle of starvation and self-hate. He takes us back to the deep roots of his trauma, how this inner conflicted manifested, and finally his recent recovery. Some viewers may find the contents of this podcast upsetting, however it is one worth tuning into. Not only to gain an insight into eating disorders which is something already frowned upon, but from a young male perspective. We pray that Allah continues to take Wajid and others like him from st...

33 MIN2017 JUN 23
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #013 – Ramadan and Eating Disorders

Latest Episodes

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #022 – Overcoming Challenges with Sheikh Saeed Nasser

In this months podcast, I spoke to Sheikh Saeed Nasser about his work as an integrative counsellor, bereavement counsellor, interpreter and clinical supervisor. He shared his experience of working within the Muslim community in this capacity and shed light on several aspects of life from relationships to mental health. Sheikh Saeed also spoke openly about his earlier years, his way of facing the stigma he experienced with regards to his visual impairment and his love for his home, the UK. With his gentle nature and wise words, Sheikh Saeed really gave the team and I a lot to ponder upon. Some of the things you’ll find out about are: * Where did his passion for mental health com from?* What were his younger years like and what kind of stigma did he face?* How did Sheikh Saeed handle stigma towards him?* What teachings can we take from the Qur'an to help us deal with everyday stressors and greater difficulties?* How can we think about life and the hereafter and remind ourselves of th...

72 MINAUG 5
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #022 – Overcoming Challenges with Sheikh Saeed Nasser

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #021 – Depression, OCD and Suicidal Thoughts with Adam Afghan

Our podcast The Mindful Muslim, a space to have open, honest, raw conversations on mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality is back, this time in video form. I (Sivan Kader) speak to Adam Afghan who shares his experience with anxiety, depression, OCD and intrusive thoughts. Adam opens up about how he struggled with anxiety as a child and experienced disturbing thoughts later in life which culminated in him contemplating suicide. He also speaks about how he eventually sought help to improve his mental wellbeing. Today, he continues to actively confront his thoughts and manage his mental health. He says: "real courage, is tackling problems head-on." Some of the things you’ll find out about are: * What were Adam’s struggles with his mental health and how did he deal with them? * What practical things does Adam do to maintain good mental health and wellbeing? * How can real-life connections aid our state of mind? * What role does the media and social media play in our lives a...

55 MINMAY 22
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #021 – Depression, OCD and Suicidal Thoughts with Adam Afghan

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #020 – Self-Harm and Self Destructive Behaviours

Clinical Psychologist Nomir Ahmed from an NHS Mental Health Trust in London gives his insight into Self-Harm and Self Destructive Behaviours in this month's The Mindful Muslim Podcast. Some of the things you’ll find out about are: * What Self-Harm is * The most common reasons for someone to inflict self-harm on themselves * The Self-Harm cycle * Misconceptions around Self-Harm * Treatments and support for Self-Harm Next month we’ll be talking about the impact money and debt has on one's mental health. If you have any questions you would like us to answer, please email your questions to: info@inspiritedminds.org.uk.

29 MIN2018 MAR 30
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #020 – Self-Harm and Self Destructive Behaviours

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #019 – Domestic Violence and Mental Health

February has been a great month of opening up conversations that are often quite difficult to face, sometimes complex and even harder to accept. Although we have focused heavily on sexual abuse, trauma and the effects it has on the brain, this podcast is an interesting combination of various taboo topics. We had the pleasure of hosting Hanfia Iliyas from Eden Houses UK and Sofia Buncy, from Muslim Women in Prisons who both gave very unique perspectives of domestic violence within the Muslim community. Some of the things you’ll find out about are: * What the definition of domestic violence actually is? * How different do Muslim women and men react to domestic violence? * What role does Islam play for the perpetrator and the victim? * To what extent does culture have a role? * Is there a correlation between muslim women’s criminal acts and domestic violence? You will also listen to troubling real life questions being answered, as well being given practical and helpful advice on how ...

81 MIN2018 FEB 23
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #019 – Domestic Violence and Mental Health

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #018 – Sexual Health in the Muslim Community with Imam Alyas Karmani

This month we have been talking about sexual health, intimacy and pornography in the Muslim Community and we were honoured to have Imam Alyas Karmani join us for this month’s podcast - and we really go to town with this one. There’s no shame, and no room for cringe-ing in this podcast. So if you would like to hear about the detailed experiences that the Imam himself has been in, as well as other issues around sexual health, particularly pornography with no holding back, then listen in. Some of the things you’ll find out about are: * What are the sexually related issues affecting Muslims today? * Why we don’t talk about it and why there is so much shame attached to the topic? * What is the difference between mainstream sexual health education and Islamic sexual health education? * What should be taught within the home? * What does Islam truly say about intimacy? * Real life questions from listeners about the effects of sexual abuse, what to do about pornography and self-harm and ...

101 MIN2017 DEC 25
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #018 – Sexual Health in the Muslim Community with Imam Alyas Karmani

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #017 – Premarital Relationships and Marriage with Haleh Banani

This month we have approached a subject that isn't spoken about very often and although some of the weeks have been awkward to discuss it's been a good way to break the ice around this taboo topic. Premarital relationships is a growing concern, especially for young adults and we are at a time where proverbs such as "when nikkah becomes hard, zina becomes easy" are more and more present. So how do we save ourselves from the consequences of such relationships? We were honored to host sister Haleh Banani, a clinical psychologist who has over 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals with the aim to inspire people to live and love with a higher purpose. In this podcast we discuss how premarital relationships initiate; how this affects an individuals mental health, what marriage offers, how Islam deals with such situations, an insight into her courses especially an upcoming course, "laugh and learn" and much more. Next month we are talking about unrealistic intimacy and...

58 MIN2017 NOV 28
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #017 – Premarital Relationships and Marriage with Haleh Banani

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #016 – Who are you?

This month we have been talking about the dreaded "who are you?" question, where everyone has something to say, but it's not always everything we have to say. Whether we avoid the question intentionally or because we frankly have no clue who we are, or whether or not we want to answer with what is socially accepted or what is in line with our values - this podcast will cover the A-Z of the perfect identity crisis. Muslims worldwide, in every generation, and every culture, are often torn between who their parents are, who they want to be, and who they are expected to be. This can result in the feeling of never truly belonging to any group, label, or category. Having a sense of belonging is important to our wellbeing, but does it shape who we really are? Islam is something that started out as strange and will always remain strange, so how does this effect our Muslim identity? Is there such a thing? Is it really that deep? Listen in to our podcast this month with graduate Mashuda from ...

38 MIN2017 OCT 27
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #016 – Who are you?

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #015 – The Stresses of being a Student

This month we have been looking at student stress - from results day, to accommodation, to lectures, to procrastination. However, what better way to hear about it, than hearing it from 2nd year Psychology student at the University of Birmingham, Rayhan Ahmed. He left his hometown where he grew up and had never left, he went into a new environment, with different people and received a big wake up call. In this podcast we discuss cliques, student habits and the importance of aligning your purpose in life to your university goals. It's packed with enlightening experiences, and totally relatable situations - whether you're at college, starting University or are a graduate, this is a podcast for you. Don't forget that we will be coming to the University of Birmingham on the 13th of October, for more information about the day, visit this page: x If you have a question or topic you would like us to discusson The Mindful Muslim Podcast or if you would like to feature on the podcast as a spe...

22 MIN2017 SEP 22
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #015 – The Stresses of being a Student

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #014 – The Struggles of Fatherhood

Our theme this month is around postnatal depression, however it would be an injustice if we ignored the other side of the matter. Males in general are forgotten when it comes to mental health, and fathers are totally neglected when it comes to pregnancy and related issues. However, we want to change this. Fathers should hold the same significance and importance as the mother when a new life is brought into the world. We agree they don't have to go through the physical aspect of pregnancy, but they invest emotionally and mentally just as much. They may even have external worries as a male figure that females do not necessarily have to worry about. Join us and Abu Amaanah, a young father and entrepreneur as well as a fatherhood and lifestyle blogger where we discuss the struggles of fatherhood, paternal depression and the importance of preparation. If you have a question or topic you would like us to discusson The Mindful Muslim Podcast or if you would like to feature on the podcast a...

24 MIN2017 JUL 18
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #014 – The Struggles of Fatherhood

The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #013 – Ramadan and Eating Disorders

Ramadan is brimming with treasures waiting to be discovered within ourselves and our communities. Alas, there are forgotten gems within society which we often isolate and stigmatize, but this is the year we want to change that. Whilst Ramadan is an extremely positive time, for some it is a nightmare, and not because of the perfect ordainment from Islam but because of their own mental health issues which Allah has excused, but society does not. Join us for Wajid's strenuous journey as a young survivor of mental ill health who discusses his battle of starvation and self-hate. He takes us back to the deep roots of his trauma, how this inner conflicted manifested, and finally his recent recovery. Some viewers may find the contents of this podcast upsetting, however it is one worth tuning into. Not only to gain an insight into eating disorders which is something already frowned upon, but from a young male perspective. We pray that Allah continues to take Wajid and others like him from st...

33 MIN2017 JUN 23
Comments
The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #013 – Ramadan and Eating Disorders