Islamic Spiritual and Religious Care: Theory and Practices, by Nazila Isgandarova
The purpose of this book is to help Muslim spiritual caregivers and other healthcare professionals enhance the compassionate care they provide their clients in a variety of institutional settings. This book creates a space for expanding their vision on the theoretical and practical aspects of a rich Islamic tradition towards appropriate and respectful Islamic spiritual and religious care. Muslim spiritual and religious care givers asses and determine spiritual and religious needs, develop and implement suitable and appropriate spiritual care. By doing so, they empower their Muslims clients and enable them to transcend themselves and connect with the broader context of their lives.
Nazila Isgandarova is an Assistant Professor in the Teaching-Stream in Islamic Spiritual Care and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Pastoral Studies Program at Emmanuel College at the Toronto School of Theology. She is a registered psychotherapist at the College for Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a registered social worker at the Ontario Social Workers and Social Service Workers.