- The Islamic Problem Solving series shall deal with the most salient issues facing Muslims in the real-world today
- This course focuses on Anxiety: its manifestations, reality, management, and cure
- Learn the Islamic attitude we should have towards dealing with anxiety
- Hear Ustadha Hedaya’s advice, based on her extensive counseling experience, on how to fix your relationship with Allah and operationalize the ultimate cure to anxiety in your life
- A valuable course for all Muslims today — from teenagers, to young adults, parents, and especially those living in non-Muslim countries and non-traditional contexts
About the Course
In this course Ustadha Hedaya Hartford shall draw on her years of counseling experience with individuals and couples to tackle the prevalent problem of stress and anxiety head-on.
The course shall uncover the different ways in which anxiety manifests itself in our lives, medical conditions associated with anxiety, their underlying causes, the lifestyle changes we can take to control them, and the Islamic attitude we must have to fight it. The course shall make use of a number of real-life case studies to uncover the full extent of the damage anxiety wreaks on our emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
The Islamic Problem Solving Series shall deal with the most prevalent, salient, yet often unaddressed issues facing Muslims in the real world today. Each course shall deal with a specific topic in-depth: its manifestations and relevance to our lives today, what modern science and research has found out about ways of tackling it, but more importantly what our Creator has to say about it. Ustadha Hedaya’s focus is on empowering Muslims to start solving their problems Islamically in light of divinely revealed guidance and the Sunna of our Prophet, Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Anxiety – Manifestations, Symptoms, Causes
- Lesson 2: The Price of Anxiety – The Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Toll; Case Studies
- Lesson 3: Controlling Anxiety – Allopathic and Traditional Medicine Approaches
- Lesson 4: Curing Anxiety – The Islamic Paradigm: Striving for the Eternal Fix
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.
The course shall be taught over 4 Live Sessions, meeting once a week over the course of Ramadan. There shall be no graded quizzes, exams, or assignments – the focus is on imparting practical advice.
Weekly Time Commitment
This is a minimal time commitment course outside of the Live Sessions. Suggested readings may take an hour per week outside of Live Sessions, when used.
There is no required text for the course, all the material shall be presented in the Live Sessions.
Enrolled students shall be provided with a list of suggested books they can explore on the different facets of Anxiety, and the allopathic and traditional ways of controlling it.
There are no require pre-requisites to enrolling in this course: all students are welcome!
How the Islamic Problem Solving series can directly impact your life…
The practical advice in Islamic Problem Solving essentially boils down to 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 we have to confront the often-times stymying situations we find ourselves in?
Unfortunately, most of us today are deficient not only in basic common sense knowledge, but we are also deficient in the firm grounding we must have in the true values: an orientation towards that which lies beyond – the meeting with our Maker and the eternal life to come.
The Islamic Problem Solving series will aim to give us a start, a much-needed pointer towards how to practically operationalize true values through the challenges of life.
Who is this series designed for?
With a focus on practical advice and general counsel, bolstered by research and extensive experience, this course is designed for every Muslim who would like to work on themselves and strive for a higher existence: a working relationship with Allah Most High through the ups and downs of life.
Why should you take Islamic Problem Solving with Ustadha Hedaya?
Ustadha Hedaya is a noted expert known for her years of teaching experience, personal counseling on women’s and family issues, education, child-rearing, marriage, divorce, and modern social issues vis-à-vis the sharia and Islamic norms.
Born and raised in California, while having studied extensively for over thirty years with traditional Islamic scholars in Egypt, Syria and Jordan, she has a deep understanding of opposing world views, cultures, personalities, and how to navigate through conflicting and sensitive issues. Her years of work with Muslims have taken her experience beyond theory to a front-line understanding of how to practically implement solutions in the real world.
She is therefore ideally placed to counsel Muslims, both new and old, on dealing with psychological issues and contemporary challenges in the traditional light.