Become a better person by discovering your personality through Temperament – a 2,500 science recognized by great thinkers like ibn Sina, Al Ghazali and St. Thomas Aquinas.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Sat., March 23 | $30 (lunch included)
This is a paid workshop. It will not be recorded or livestreamed.
MCC has a standing policy that financial need should never hold a person from attaining religious or spiritual knowledge at the community center. To request a financial waiver, please complete the application at mcceastbay.org/scholarship
Course material and lunch provided.
This workshop will look at the temperaments from the perspective of our psychological nature and provide us with answers as to why we behave, feel and react the way we do. We will be able to make sense of our feelings, habits, thought processes and even our moral positions. The scope of discovery within the human being is as vast as the cosmos itself.
Do you find yourself reverting to the same thoughts, feelings and practices even though you thought you had yourself figured out?
– Why do some of us see the glass half full and others see it half empty?
– Why do some of us always appear negative and others appear positive?
– Why are some of us chronically late and others always on time?
There are reasons as to why each of us reacts the way we do and it is often difficult for us to pinpoint the exact reason why some of us think, feel and act the way we do. Many of the answers to these questions can be found in our Temperaments.
This is an age old study first discovered around 2500 years ago and recognized by the likes of Ibn Sina, Al Ghazali, Thomas Aquinas and many others, however sadly it has now been all but forgotten.
The aim of this particular workshop is to provide participants a foundation to better their relationships with themselves, with God and with those around them through the revival of that very study: The Four Human Temperaments.
What will this introductory workshop entail?
The introductory course consists of the following four modules discussed in great detail:
– The history of the four temperaments
– Recognizing one’s own temperament
– How to motivate ourselves to get the best out of our lives
– How it affects our spiritual practice and relationship with God
Mohammed Isaaq is a secondary school Mathematics teacher by profession, born and raised in Birmingham, UK. He has had the privilege of completing his Islamic studies under various teachers in the UK and abroad and has studied various strands in several countries since leaving the UK in 2014; including Arabic in Morocco, Theology & Logic alongside advance Arabic in Jordan followed by a year-long Islamic studies program with the noble scholars of Yemen. During the period of study spanning 3 years Mohammed Isaaq was fortunate to sit with a specialist teacher in this particular field, where he was able to study in depth the science of the temperaments. He has since been applying this science throughout his work and has been researching extensively, ultimately working towards a certificate in Islamic Psychotherapy.
Upon his return to the UK in 2017, he has been teaching Arabic studies, Theology and Logic, and is heavily involved in various projects such as the OpenCircle youth initiative within his community as well as the Ghazali Childrens Project at The Hub in Solihull.