Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Behind the Scenes: “How to be a Mindful Muslim: An Exercise in Islamic Meditation” by Justin Parrott

In this #YaqeenBehindtheScenes video, Yaqeen Fellow Justin Parrott gives an introduction to his publication on mindfulness in the life of a Muslim.

Read and download the full publication here.

Justin Parrott

Justin Parrott has BAs in Physics and English from Otterbein University, an MLIS from Kent State University, and an MRes in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales. He is currently Research Librarian for Middle East Studies at New York University in Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Justin embraced Islam in 2004 at the age of 20. He studied Islam from a traditional perspective with local scholars and Imams. He served as a volunteer Imam for the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus until 2013. He is currently the faculty advisor and volunteer Imam for the Muslim Students Association at NYUAD.