This is Dr. Marwa here! Welcome to my Sacred Self-Love course, a psycho-spiritual course that I developed after many years of navigating this subject of self-love through an Islamic psychological lens!
For several years, I researched and explored how to navigate our relationship with ourselves in a way that is pleasing to God and in a way that serves our soul. This journey started many years ago when I recognized that there was a missing link between the way we discussed our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with God. I knew in my heart these two core relationships were connected, but I found that this connection was hardly discussed in our Islamic classes and community spaces, or it was often taught in a very limiting way, in a way that was not holistic in addressing our spiritual, mental, and emotional wellness! At the same time, I found through my extensive research on the subject, that the available resources on self-love in the Western Self-help and Psychology field were not always in service of promoting our spiritual growth and our relationship with God.
More importantly, I found that there were many harms to us not linking and connecting these two vital relationships: our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with God. Through my work as a therapist and educator, I found that the disconnect we have with ourselves and our struggles to have a relationship with ourselves that is connected to our relationship with God, leads to many spiritual, mental, & emotional challenges. And these challenges impact every other relationship we have: with God, our loved ones, and our fellow brothers and sisters in our communities.
With the help of God and His guidance, these findings and explorations led to the development of my 2 day Sacred Self-Love Course & Workshop that I have now been teaching online and in various communities across the U.S! My heart is very much in this course, in its development, its progression, and in teaching it to others, for I have seen the impact that this knowledge and journey has had not only on my life but on the lives of students who brought their hearts to this course over the last few years as well, alhamdulilah! And I am excited to continue sharing it with all of you!
Hope you bring your heart and join me as we transform this very sacred relationship with ourselves, a relationship that impacts every other area in our lives!
Join the Sacred Self-Love Revolution!
Experience Knowledge, Exercises, and a Guided Meditation Designed to Fill & Nourish Your Heart!
Sacred Self-Love Course & Workshop Information
Description & Summary: This is a 2-day psycho-spiritual course & workshop that aims to help us navigate our relationship with ourselves in a way that is rooted in our relationship with our Creator. Because of scarce resources available about Self-love within an Islamic context, many of us Muslims struggle with understanding how to have a relationship with ourselves that is in line with Islamic teachings and a relationship that does not adopt the ego-promoting concepts that are often taught about the subject of self-love in western societies. And because our relationship with ourselves impacts our relationship with God, others, and the habits we engage in, it becomes imperative that we learn how to improve this very core relationship!
Self-love is a term many of us have not truly understood and our fears surrounding the subject has led us to avoid addressing it or understanding its importance in our life, relationships, and our path to God. Therefore, this course will address the common misconceptions & questions that might come to your mind when you think of "self-love," such as:
"Is Self-Love Islamic?" "Can Self-Love help me grow closer to my Creator?" "Will Self-love make me arrogant?" "Why is Self-Love Important for my spiritual, mental, & emotional growth?"
Finally, this course is designed to help you cultivate a wholehearted, nourishing, and sacred relationship with yourself through the One who created you! It is about transforming the way we understand and view love and how we can express that love for God and ourselves in a way that can empower our spiritual, mental, & emotional growth and wellness!
Through this Course, You Will:
Understand Self-Love through an Islamic Psychological Lens
How to Practice Self-Love in a way that is inline with God and His Truths.
Understand Who You Are and Your Psycho-Spiritual Design Through an Islamic Psychological Lens!
Prioritize the Nourishment of Your Heart through Dr. Marwa's Heart Over Mind & Ego (H.O.M.E) Approach to Psycho-Spiritual Wellness
Engage in exercises that will help you connect more deeply to God and yourself
Re-shape the Way You View Love and Experience God's Love
Transform the Way You View your Relationship with Yourself & Your Creator
Understand How Your Relationship with Yourself can be a Means to a More Fulfilling Relationship with God and Others!
Gain the Empowerment You Need to Strive Towards Your Potential and Maximize What God has Given You.
Gain the tools that Will empower your Spiritual, Mental, & Emotional Well-Being
This is an interactive course that includes lectures, discussions, exercises, a guided meditation, and a course workbook that is provided to the students and utilized throughout the course.
"Dr. Marwas self love course was truly amazing! This was pretty much my first time delving into this issue of self love, let alone it being from an Islamic perspective. I wad truly amazed by the content and discussions. Subhanallah after this course i got to look at alot of the ayaat/ahadeeth/Arabic words/allahs names from a totally different perspective and picture. It was such a heart warming course, i learned soooo many new things alhamdulilah. Dr. Marwa is so passionate about this topic that you can truly feel it in the way shes teaching the course and explaining it to us. Shes really knows what shes talking about and did an amazing job shedding light on this issue. She's done amazing research and analysis to back up all the points she discusses. Def take the course u will love it!"
"Dr. Marwa's courses were enlightening and insightful as they provided important information about personal growth from both a modern psychology and traditional Islamic perspective - therefore combining the best of both worlds. I would recommend the courses for those looking to grow spiritually and emotionally"
"(I gained) a better understanding of the heart, its position, roles and importance. The heart is often mentioned in hadith, the Qur'an and in tasawwuf but I've never really understood it in the way explained by the course. I've always considered it to be more of a metaphor for the mind but the course provides clarity about this and makes the concept less abstract. I now have a better viewpoint of the hadith statements and Qur'anic verses and can work to develop new insightful meanings of these."
"Experiencing a whole new level of sacred self-love in my life: The Self-love course by Dr Marwa Assar answered my questions about learning to love myself through Allah and directed me to remove false beliefs about loving myself by helping me to renew my understanding that heart can help to connect to Allah and the mind is there to serve the heart and ego must be tamed as it is not meant to the king of our being and it contains the lower drives. Super happy and excited. Experiencing a whole new level of bliss in my life."
"As Dr. Marwa says, it is a journey. For me personally, it was a journey that began with concepts and perspectives I had never before heard or understood. These connected me so quickly but so deeply with a faith that I knew was in my heart, felt was in my heart, but was clouded by my mind and disconnection from my heart. This in turn reconnected me to God in a way that was, again, so limited by my mind beyond my own awareness before. I am looking forward to the rest of this journey, and am forever grateful for this guidance."
" I loved reading the verses from Quran and Hadith in the course workbook .Guided Meditation has to take the crown though for being my favorite part of the course."
"I have heard many times the importance of trusting ourselves, the importance of taking care of ourselves if we want to be better parents, and that we have to love ourselves before we can love anyone else. But this course taught me the essence and practice behind the words. It taught me to how to live these words and make them my reality. I learned so much from this course I don't think I can share it all here."
"I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to have a difficult conversation with themselves about themselves. It gives you insight about how self love is not "selfish" or "un-islamic" and helps provide a guideline to use self love as a journey to get closer to your creator."