Ustadha Sarah Sultan teaches Psychology and Counseling. Professionally trained as a counselor, she has worked extensively with both youth and families providing diverse clinical services in mental health. She has worked with adolescents at a residential treatment center specializing in helping clients to recover from crises and has experience in a variety of treatment programs. She has also delivered lectures combining the principles of Islam and psychology encouraging people to improve their relationships with Allah (swt), their families and their communities. Part of her objective in teaching psychology is to raise greater awareness of the field from an Islamic perspective and how it applies to Muslims, address misconceptions, and alleviate the stigma surrounding mental illness.
“Mishkah University exemplifies the applicability of Islamic principles in every facet of our lives. Teaching a secular science from an Islamic perspective has been a privilege and has provided the opportunity to instill these ideals in the lives of Mishkah’s wonderful students.”
“The overriding goals in teaching Psychology and Counseling from an Islamic perspective are to address misconceptions regarding the field of psychology and therapy, to alleviate the stigma associated with mental illness, and to provide access to the way psychological knowledge is gathered and applied. Toward this goal, the objectives are that each student will discover the personal relevance of course material, including an understanding of an integrated theory of psychology from an Islamic perspective, the role of psychology in our lives and the lives of others, and an appreciation of the practical value of this subject matter. It is the my hope that students will leave this course with a fresh perspective on improving their relationships with Allah (swt), their families and their communities insha’Allah.”