Title: Coping with Death, Dealing with Grief
Speakers: Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala
Date: 23 October 2015
Time: 18:45 - 20:30
Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, W1H 4LP
‘God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn’t. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.’ - C. S. Lewis
Whilst death is an expected part of life, the loss of someone we love may be overwhelming and give rise to feelings such as depression, grief and shock. It is natural to go through the process of grieving in order to accept and understand loss.
In this talk, the speaker will shed a light on the Islamic perspective on dealing with grief – both our own and others. He will look at the prophetic example of consoling others, the quranic injunctions encouraging support of those in need as well as the prophetic sayings specifically addressing bereavement.
Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala is the Head of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Services at Barts Health NHS Trust. He started work at Newham University Hospital as an Imam / Muslim Chaplain in 1998. In 2003, Shaykh Yunus became the first person in the UK from a minority faith to lead a Chaplaincy Department in the NHS. He also served as the Multifaith Co-ordinator on the College of Healthcare Chaplains National Professional Committee (NPC) for a number of years.
He is a regular trainer on multifaith modules and courses organised by various chaplaincy bodies in the UK and mentors many Muslim Healthcare Chaplains working in the NHS. He was voted Healthcare Hero/NHS Employee of the Year 2010 and served as a Muslim chaplain at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He has been supporting 'The Sadaqah Project' in Birmingham over the past few years, an organisation raising awareness on organ donation within the Muslim community.
Free entrance. All welcome. Prayer space available. Street parking free from 18:30. Doors open at 6:45pm and the talk begins at 7:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact us on email@example.com