- Himma is a short 5-week course that shall give you the tools to overcome your obstacles
- The focus of the course is on practical implementation of your life goals
- Learn the art of decision-making, discipline and increasing your willpower
- Ustadh Hatim draws upon his years of research and personal commitment to self-improvement to serve as your motivational Life Coach
- A one-stop course that will teach you beneficial techniques used across various self-improvement programs
About the Course
This short five-week course shall serve as your practical introduction, and immersion, into the essential techniques for increasing your willpower, self-control, right decision-making, discipline, lifestyle change implementations, and success.
The course shall draw upon modern research into the science of self-improvement, which has taught us the mental, psychological, and biological mechanisms behind decision-making. The course shall summarize for you in a practical, digestible format, the techniques taught by various self-improvement approaches.
The goal of the course is to empower you with the tools you need to tackle any nature of addiction: from laziness, a sedentary lifestyle, sugar-cravings and bad dietary choices; to anxiety, stress, worrying about the past or the future; to internet addiction, and more harmful habits such as pornography, drug usage, etc.
Ustadh Hatim Yousef draws upon his years of personal training and research into self-improvement to put the science through an Islamic sift and serve as your motivational Life Coach.
The course shall be taught over 5 weeks and shall include recorded lessons, relevant reading material, and Live Classes once a week. There shall be no graded quizzes, exams, or assignments – the focus is on imparting practical advice.
- Lesson 1: Understanding Himma; Increasing One’s Himma and Happiness
- Lesson 2: Things that Weaken Himma; What to do When Your Himma Weakens
- Lesson 3: Nuts & Bolts: Developing Good Habits
- Lesson 4: Nuts & Bolts: Overcoming Addictions
- Lesson 5: True Stress Relievers
Students should note that this is the first time the course is being offered – as such, the course plan may depart from the list of topics and order mentioned above, which serves as a general guideline.
There is no required text for the course. Suggested readings include:
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal; The Success Principles by Jack Canfield; Thrive by Ariana Huffington; You Are Not Your Brain by Jefferey M Schwartz; Changing for Good by James O Prochaska
Who is this course designed for?
With a focus on practical advice bolstered by extensive research, this course is designed to be a one-stop practical workshop for every Muslim who does not have the time to sift through the plethora of self-improvement techniques available today, but would still like to work on implementing lifestyle changes and strive for a higher existence.
How is this course different from reading self-improvement books by myself?
The practical advice in this course is thoroughly grounded in the fundamentals of our existence: understanding yourself, understanding the nature of our journey through the dunya, understanding our Maker, and understanding what lies beyond.
Given these fundamentals, how can we best use the tools and resources modern research has produced to confront the often-times stymying situations we find ourselves in? Do all of the tools self-improvement programs prescribe conform with the fundamentals of our world-view? Can the advice of all self-help gurus be taken carte blanche?
Our Maker has no place in self-improvement books, or in science. But these disciplines have nonetheless gleaned important practical wisdom that believers can benefit from.
Ustadh Hatim shall take the good and leave the bad: based on his years of research, this course will distill for you the tools and techniques used in various methods in one place, and put them through an Islamic sift, so you can focus on having a happy life here and now.
Find out what to do before, during, and after an impulse…and what to do when you fall off the wagon
Do you know how to surf the urge? Or how to find the stillness and peace of enjoying the present moment you are in, and being mindful of your existence?
Come find out...