Personality Theory and Islamic Spirituality

When: Friday, April 9 – Saturday, April 10; 6:00 – 9:00 PM EST
Location:  ONLINE ONLY


Description: This two-day workshop will serve as a brief introduction to ideas in personality theory and its relevance to Islamic spirituality. We will focus on Carl Jung’s Psychoanalytic Approach as well as more recent statistical models such as the Big-5 Personality Traits. There is much insight to learn from this field for counselors, faith leaders and anyone in a position of leadership for youth who are in the process of carving their identity.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the relevance of Personality to Islamic Spirituality.
  • Gain insight into the connection between a person’s personality and their approach to religion.
  • Understand personality determinants to religious expression and even ideological persuasion.
Learning outcomes:
By the end of the workshop, students will be able to:
1) Identify patterns of spiritual personality.
2) Identify personality variables that are contributing to the challenges of a young person’s religious development.
3) Adjust messaging or counseling to the appropriate personality of the individual.


  • Anyone with an academic interest in psychology or personality theory
  • Anyone involved in counseling Muslims who are struggling with their religion
  • Anyone wishing to enhance their own self awareness on their personal journey to Allah


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 ijazas 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.


General admission: $60

Students: $20

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