Self-Care: The Prophetic Approach - Winter 2018

Self-Care: The Prophetic Approach

SUNDAYS | January 21 - February 25, 2018 | 11:30 am - 12:50 pm | taught by Ahmad Kutty
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Ahmad Kutty
Ahmad Kutty
Senior Scholar

About the instructor

Shaikh Ahmad Kutty was educated in the traditional Islamic Sciences at Islamiyya College, Kerala, and at the Islamic University of Madina Munawwarah. He received his ijazahs (licences/designations) as an ‘a’lim and faqih from both India and Saudi Arabia. He earned his M.A from the University of Toronto and pursued doctoral studies at McGill University, Montreal.

Over the past 30 years, he has been Director of the Islamic Center of Toronto, Director of the Islamic Foundation, Toronto, Canada, and has served on the Fiqh Council of North America.

Currently, Ahmad Kutty is resident scholar and senior lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. His courses include Quran & Hadith Sciences, Islamic Theology & Jurisprudence and Islamic Ethics & Spirituality among others. His fatwas (Islamic rulings) have been translated into several languages and appear on various international sites including,,,, and He actively participates in interfaith seminars, symposia and serves as an expert/resource in cases involving Islamic Law and Theology.

Ahmad Kutty has been listed among The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World (ed. by Professor John Esposito & Professor Ibrahim Kalin of Georgetown University); it can be accessed at:

Self-Care in Islam is an integral aspect of Islamic vision.

Islam calls for developing an integrated personality who is at peace with himself, his Creator, and the world.  It considers man as the steward of the earth and its creatures – an onerous responsibility requiring full development of one’s physical, mental and spiritual faculties.

In this course, we hope to study the Islamic principles of self-care as taught by the Prophet (peace be upon him). It stresses on maintaining the sound health of mind, body, and soul - based on justice, compassion, and leading an active lifestyle balancing our duties towards ourselves and our fellow creatures.

In five sessions we will explore the various ways of organizing our daily life around the Prophetic principles of balance and harmony among the three faculties of body, mind, and soul. And thus design a practical program of daily living based on an active lifestyle that is at once authentic, creative, and stress-free.

It will enable us to welcome each day as an opportunity for growth and wisdom and thus equip us to look beyond the confines of the transient world to the next phase of existence with hope and yearning to meet our Lord.

January 21st- February 25, 2018 (11.30 AM to 12.50PM)

Course Contents

2 Videos
10 Texts