the Qur'an & Emotional Health

An Introduction - an emotional and mental health resource developed by mental health professionals and practicing Muslims.

Following precedents established in the Qur’an and the Hadith – teachings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) - ‘The Qur’an & Emotional Health: An Introduction’ draws upon the rich heritage of Islamic psychology and modern knowledge of the human givens to meet the needs of Muslims and health care professionals who support them.

The booklet is meant to enable a two-way process to help Muslim communities making sense of mental health problems and access culturally appropriate services; but also to support social care professionals to understand the cultural model of reality they must work with to effectively support Muslim communities

 Ezra Hewing, Community Development Manager, Suffolk Mind

What can I expect?

As an A5 size 32 page booklet it is designed to sit easily in different settings; mosques, community centres or GP surgeries. By outlining emotional and mental health needs in an Islamic context, it also supports health and social care professionals to work more effectively with Muslims and Muslim communities.

In the booklet you will find clear information, advice and guidance on:

  • The Qur’an & Emotional Wellbeing 
  • Speaking to your GP 
  • Stress & Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, OCD, Psychosis and Schizophrenia 
  • Medical terms and what they mean 
  • Securing Emotional Wellbeing 
  • Emotional Needs & Resources 
  • Healing the Nafs – or the self 
  • Relaxation exercises 
  • Cognitive techniques 
  • Advice on diet and exercise 
  • National services 
  • Technical terms for non-Muslims in the form of a glossary 

Who has benefitted from ‘The Qur’an & Emotional Health: An Introduction’?

The booklet is being used:

  • By local Mind associations in Bradford, Rochdale, City & Hackney (London), Bedford Luton & Milton Keynes, York, Dudley, Newport (Wales) and Ipswich 
  • To inform interventions which support Muslims in secondary mental health care 
  • By GPs seeking to prescribe self-help books to Muslim patients 
  • By Health & social care professionals working with Muslims or Muslim communities 
  • By counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health workers delivering one-to-one interventions 
  • By community engagement workers as a tool to improve their work 
  • With support groups and psychological education courses 

Order ‘The Qur’an & Emotional Health: An Introduction’
If you are interested in ordering physical copies you can order and pay for this online for quantities of up to 200.   For bulk quantities above this amount please use the order form below to obtain a discount.   

Copies of The Qur’an & Emotional Health: An Introduction in Arabic and Urdu can also be printed (minimum order 1000 copies). Please email us with details of your request and we will provide you with a quote.

Postal purchase
Download and print the following order form:

The Qur’an & Emotional Health: An Introduction - order form

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For an electronic version of the booklet please click  here at Amazon

Other suppliers include: Apple, Barnes & Noble (includes NOOK UK), Gardners (includes Baker and Taylor), Google Play, Ingram, Kobo, OverDrive, Waterstones, eSentral and Bookmate. 

For any othe enquiries regarding the booklet please email communityengagement@suffolkmind.org.uk

What have people said about ‘The Qur’an & Emotional Health: An Introduction?’

Until now, there has been very little bringing mental health and Islam together in this format.

Service manager working with Muslim communities

A good opener to any therapeutic intervention. An excellent educational resource for all.

Integrative counsellor and group facilitator 

The resources and tools in the booklet give me an invaluable ‘foot in the door’ for working more effectively.

Caring services worker

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