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Understanding Trauma: An Islamic Approach

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  • Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BU
  • Zoom Webinar
  • October 29, 2023
  • Sunday, 11:30AM to 2:30PM

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Understanding Trauma: An Islamic Approach

Zoom Webinar

Sunday, 11:30AM to 2:30PM
October 29, 2023


Understanding Trauma: An Islamic Approach

Zoom Webinar

Sunday, 11:30AM to 2:30PM
October 29, 2023


This is a 1-part masterclass on an Islamic Approach to Trauma, taking place for 4 hours in person and online (hybrid).

About this event:

Trauma is a lasting emotional response that results from living through a distressing event/s and can effect our entire being. It can alter how we think, and feel within our body and mind. Trauma manifests physically, and emotionally. How we respond to trauma can have a long lasting impact on our lives; from the relationships we currently have, to how we enter new ones, from how we view the world, to how we feel within ourselves.

Trauma underlies almost all mental health experiences, and all of us have or will experience some sort of trauma in our lives. From car accidents, to childhood experiences, from intergenerational trauma, to witnessing natural disasters.

However, the cycle of re-living our trauma can be stopped when we decide to understand our own trauma using Islam; when choose healthy coping mechanisms, and take examples from the Quran and Sunnah and find comfort in the words of Allah. Leading to post-traumatic growth.

It is our social and collective responsibility to ensure we both speak and act with knowledge, advocate for those struggling with their own trauma or when recovering from a traumatic experience and support ourselves and others when needed.

By attending this workshop, you will be contributing towards the mission of improving the safety, mental health and wellbeing of the Ummah, In Shaa Allah! You will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Date and Time:

  • Sunday, 29th October, 11.30am-2.30pm
  • Hybrid – Online on Zoom and in-person at the Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU

By attending this masterclass, you will learn:

  1. What trauma is, and the different types and how it leads to PTSD, and complex PTSD
  2. How trauma effects the brain and body
  3. Different types of coping mechanisms, utilising the Quran and Sunnah
  4. Trauma in Islam and how different prominent Islamic figures overcame their own trauma
  5. The Duha Approach and Post Traumatic Growth

This workshop will be highly interactive, with many discussions, and case studies to work through as a group.


Due to the sensitive nature of the topic and the discussion of potentially triggering topics, we recommend individuals to only attend if they feel safe and well enough. Please note that we aim to have a member of our qualified support team present should you need any support during the webinars, however this is subject to their availability.

Important things to note before the session

  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior as we aim to have a prompt start.
  • The workshop places are non-refundable, so please check that you can attend in advance of booking (attendees will be sent a zoom link prior to the event).
  • We highly encourage participants to attend and participate in as many discussions as possible in order to reap the full benefits of the workshop.
  • If you cannot afford a place on the workshop but would like to attend, please email so that we can offer a concession rate. Please be assured that this will remain anonymous to the workshop facilitator and will be handled with privacy.
  • Some interactions will be required via (so please have a smart phone or device handy) should you wish to participate.
  • The training may be recorded for internal training purposes only and will not be made available to attendees.
  • We require the feedback form to be completed by all participants in order to receive the slides and your respective certificate of attendance.
  • For any further questions or information, please email


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