No Doubt: 10 strategies on how to deal with your and other people's doubts
An 8 week course on empowering you to respond to and deal with shubuhāt (destructive doubts).
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who:
• suffers from shubuhāt (destructive doubts)
• has left Islam because of doubts
• is thinking about embracing Islam but has been succumbed by doubts
• is a community leader, imām or activist who deals with people who suffer from doubts
• are preachers, activists or duāt engaged in the work of sharing Islam (da’wah).
Week 1: The metaphysical backdrop: shubuhāt, shahawāt, waswasa, the fitrah, the heart and the sources of doubts.
Week 2: The 10 strategies: 1 to 3 - be aware, no attention and make the distinction.
Week 3: The 10 strategies: 3 - your environment.
Week 4: The 10 strategies: 4 - seeking knowledge.
What if one of the strategies do not work?
You do not have to use all of the strategies. You can use one that works or even a combination of them. Some strategies may be more applicable to your personality type and your context than others. For example, you may be at university studying philosophy. Unless you are willing to give your studies, then adopting the first and second strategies may not work. You will have to adopt the other strategies that are more relevant, such as critical thinking, learning Islam and focussing on your heart. Remember, you may have an intellectual question answered when you seek a specialists or you study Islam, but you destructive doubt remains. This does not mean the strategies you have initially adopted do not work, rather you have not assessed what is the cause of the doubt. In this context it is clear that the reason for a such a doubt is due to the realities of the spiritual heart. Therefore focussing on your heart (strategy 9) should be adopted.