Tag: meditation

Is Mindfulness Islamic?

Mindfulness and Islam

[To save and read later, download your PDF copy here] Many would not put Islam and mindfulness together; some would say that one is not synonymous with the other. Some Muslims suggest that mindfulness or meditation is un-Islamic or haram (forbidden) because it has originated from Buddhism, and still may carry some of its tenets. In this blog, I challenge that idea, and propose that mindfulness is central in the very foundation of Islam, and can support an Islamic way of life. What is Mindfulness? This definition of mindfulness given by Jon Kabat-Zinn who is a professor of Medicine and is the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme, …

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Anyone for Mindfulness?

mindfulness

[To save and read later, download here] In this busy life, we often rush from one thing to another without stopping and appreciating the beauty around us. Commitments, pressures, and worries take over, and staying awake to our present experience become more and more difficult. Mindfulness meditation helps us to stop, breathe, and reconnect with our present experience. Mindfulness meditation has become more widespread and popular than ever before. This fast-growing phenomenon is being endorsed by celebrities such as Emma Watson, Ruby Wax and Angelina Jolie. Why? Because research is showing time and time again, that if mindfulness is practiced daily for a minimum of 8 weeks, there are huge …

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