Humans are emotional beings. Although all of us experience different forms of emotion in life, not everyone understands or knows how to deal with these emotions, whether ours or someone else’s. Having emotional intelligence allows us to have better control of our lives, improve our interpersonal relationship, and become a catalyst of positive change in society.
The Prophet (s.a.w.) was the greatest example sent to mankind. Allah (s.w.t.) mentions in the Qur’an, “So by mercy from Allah, [O Muhammad], you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you…” (Ali ‘Imran, 3:159)
Join Shaykh Mikaeel Smith in “Mind Over Mood: The Prophetic Guidance in Understanding and Managing Emotions” as we walk through the life of the Prophet (s.a.w.) and learn how we can connect with emotions and respond to them the best way possible.
Shaykh Mikaeel Ahmed Smith (Michael V Smith) is an instructor at Qalam Institute, which is based in Texas. He previously served as a resident scholar at the Islamic Society of Annapolis and the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
Shaykh Mikaeel grew up in a deeply spiritual Christian home in Buffalo, NY. At the age of 18, he embraced Islam after reading the Qur’an and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. He then enrolled at the Dar ul-Uloom al-Madania in Buffalo, New York, where he completed his memorization of the Qur’an. He continued his studies in Jami’a Abu Noor in Damascus, Syria.
In 2012, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Studies at the Dar ul-Uloom Canada in Chatham, Ontario. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and three children. Shaykh Mikaeel is also the author of With the Heart in Mind, a book exploring the moral and emotional intelligence of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
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