Do those with mental illness need more Faith?

Interrogating existing narratives around mental health and faith

Speakers: Mufti Yasir Nadeem, Nuriddeen Knight, Dr. Zuleyha Keskin, Zena Nikro
Chair: Ziyad Serhan


The interaction of mental health and faith has been the subject of heated disagreement within the Muslim community. While some claim that mental illness indicates a weakness in faith, others argue it is a separate phenomena to our Islam. A middle ground between these two positions has largely been unclear. Bringing together psychologists and religious figures, this panel digs deeper into the relationship between mental health and faith.

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