Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Spirituality and Psychology


Clinicians, Imams, and the Whisperings of Satan

Waswâs al-qahri, which means ‘overwhelming whisperings’ in Arabic, is a complex mental health disorder found in Muslim populations. Waswâs al-qahri is a presentation of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that is not...


Overcoming Pessimism with Faith

How do we maintain optimism amidst the current climate of anxiety, confusion, and fear surrounding the Coronavirus? The tried and true prescription for one to develop lasting optimism lies in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. ...