Sun, 20 Oct | Rumi's Cave

The Psychological Healing & Coping associated with Qasidas

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The Psychological Healing & Coping associated with Qasidas

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20 Oct 2019, 14:00 – 16:00
Rumi's Cave, Carlton Vale, London NW6 5HG, UK

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*Special event book your ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/qasida-songs-of-praise-tickets-75589248477* Retelling the narrative of the Prophet: We are really excited about hosting Dr Omar Mahmood to discuss the psychological healing associated with singing and listening to Qasidas. Qasida is the tradition of singing poetry in praise of God, or the Prophet, or as a supplication. Songs of Praise One of the most popular ways of celebrating the Prophet (SAW) in Islamic tradition is through poetry. The effects of such songs of praise are manifold - inspiring excellency to articulating perfection. It is more than just sharing a grand narrative but is more a magical journey discovering the beauty, ethics and spiritual evolution of the final Prophet of Islam. In these poems and blessed words, there are healing powers associated with the Blessed Ones. The Qasida, a Classical Arabic ode, is a medicine not only for the soul, but also the mind. Listening and singing poems like this provides comfort by connecting us to former generations and civilisations who have found solace in the profound words. Content of the event - The psychological impact of hearing such prayers in the form of qasidas - Social and emotional support found in gathering for songs of praise - The healing power of such poetry after loss, hardship, or internal tribulations Dr Omar Mahmood Bio: Omar Mahmood was born and raised in Southern California. He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychobiology and Arabic. He then traveled overseas to study traditional Islamic Sciences at Dar al-Mustafa, in the Yemeni valley of Hadramawt. His studies focused on jurisprudence, Arabic grammar, and sciences of the heart. After returning to the States, he completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He is currently employed as a neuropsychologist and has an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. He has served as a national advisor for MYNA (Muslim Youth of North America) and was a Board Member of Access California Services (a non-profit social services agency assisting Arab and Muslim communities in southern California). @sa_adah_uk #qasida #healing #song #prophetmuhammadﷺ #prophet #rumis #rumiscave #rumiscaveevents #untoldhistoriesandstoriesmonth #untoldhistories

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