Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Spiritual Personality – Zohair Abdul-Rahman | 2018 Yaqeen/MAS Academic Conference

Spiritual personality refers to a person’s natural disposition that influences what aspects of Islamic practice, belief, and virtues naturally appeal to them. With a better awareness of this diversity, we hope that the Muslim community begins to create space for people of diverse interests, talents, and strengths to thrive and grow. In this session, Zohair Abdul-Rahman explores the concept of personality in the Qur’an and Islamic tradition as well as presents the four archetypal spiritual personality types.

This session took place at the Yaqeen/MAS Academic Conference at the 2018 MAS-ICNA Convention in Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Zohair Abdul-Rahman

Fellow | Dr. Zohair Abdul-Rahman M.D. M.Sc. was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He studied the Islamic sciences under various local teachers, receiving ijazahs in ‘Aqeedah (theology) and Hadith. Currently, he works as a medical doctor in Brisbane, Australia, where he also serves as a volunteer Imam at a number of mosques, delivering khutbahs and lectures for adults and the youth. He has strong research interests in Islamic theology, Islamic spirituality, and mental health. Alongside his Islamic research, he has also published in medical journals and presented at psychiatric conferences.