Shaykh Yassir Fazaga

Islamic Psychology

Intended Audience:  All individuals 18 years of age and older.

Duration: 1.5 day workshop

  1. Did you know that the greatest reward for the people of Paradise is a psychological one?
  2. Did you know that one of the cardinal missions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was to liberate man psychologically?
  3. Did you know that the word Nafs and its derivatives are mentioned almost 300 times in the Quran?
  4. Did you know that the Quran acknowledges the emotional and psychological difficulties of the believers?
  5. Did you know that one of the signs of religiosity is to be at peace with yourself?

This unique course is designed to introduce participants to the field of psychology through an Islam-centric perspective. Students will get a quick glimpse into the history of psychology and the impact that Islam has had on the field. Meandering through the Quran and Sunnah and the teachings of the great sages of Islam, students will learn about some of the most influential Muslim psychologists as well as the Quranic approach to understanding human nature. The course will also explore the differences between western psychology and Islamic psychology.

The course and the presenter will address controversial and dire topics that include:

  • Historical overview of mental illnesses and its treatment
  • Psychology of religion and its impact
  • When bad theology leads to bad psychology
    • Jinn possession or jinn obsession
    • Black magic
    • Hassad and the evil eye
  • Psychology of the self
  • Psychology of extremism and terrorism
  • Psychology of the oppressed and the oppressors

Prophetic Remedy

Intended Audience: Individuals of all ages. No age restriction.

Duration: 1.5 day workshop

A unique two-day intensive course based on a Prophetic Hadith on anxiety and sadness in the light of Islamic Psychology.

Anxiety, depression, and lack of self-worth are among the issues that are pandemic across societies and cultures. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has given us the tools and remedies to liberate us from these chains through his exemplary character and teachings.

Shaykh Yassir Fazaga delivers an enlightening course addressing the psychological shackles of man. He offers positive frameworks to transform people’s perceptions of victimhood to survivor and weakness to strength. He will also be sharing anecdotes to help us navigate obstacles encountered in our daily lives.

Our words, our supplications, and our conduct are reflective of our very essence. We have the choice and the ability to redirect our thoughts from despair to hope, which in turn leads to positive action. Our thoughts become words, our words become action, our actions become our character, and our character becomes our destiny. This course aims to change our destiny with the best remedy in life – the Prophetic Remedy!

Before and After You Say 'I Do'

Intended Audience: All singles, engaged, and married couples

Duration: 1.5 day workshop


Are you looking to get married? Are you finding it difficult to find your Mr./Ms. Right? Are you getting married and don’t know how to prepare for this new venture in your life? Are you already married and want to know how to maintain love and happiness in your relationship?

In this unique two-day course you will learn about what you should know before saying ‘I do’ and what to do once you have tied the knot. Take this course to find out what Islam says about romantic relationships.

In this course you will learn about…

  • The pressures surrounding marriage and marrying for the right reasons
  • Relationships between men and women in Islam
  • What makes a person right for you, and what makes a person wrong for you
  • The importance of knowing yourself before committing to someone who may think you want
  • Embarking on the right relationship and avoiding the wrong ones
  • Why marriages fail and how to save a failing marriage
  • Sexual intimacy – its place in a marriage and addressing the myths
  • The art of loving and being lovable
  • The distinction between Islam and culture in issues of relationships
  • Surviving the loss of love/marriage

Islam and Sexology

Intended Audience: All singles and married individuals 18 years or older in age.  Age restriction needs to be strictly enforced by the organizers.

Duration: 1.5 day workshop


This class explores sex and sexuality from a scientific and an Islamic perspective, taught by a therapist with specialized training in sex therapy. Shaykh Fazaga discusses the biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual aspects of sexuality.

a. Did you know that there are over 80 sexual references in the Quran?

b. Did you know that the person to speak most openly and honestly about sex was Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?

c. Did you know about the contribution of Muslim sexologists to the field of sexology?

Topics Include:

  • Sexuality in the Quran
  • When bad theology leads to bad sexology
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Most common sexual issues relating to men and women
  • Pornography
  • Homosexuality
  • Sexual orientation
  • Psychology of love and sex
  • Sexual frustration
  • Erotic intelligence
  • Sex addiction
  • Ethical issues in the field of sexology
  • Latest research in the field

How to Talk to Your Children about Drugs

Intended Audience: Parents and Caregivers, Teachers, Imams, Healthcare Providers, and Individuals 18 years of age and older.

Duration: 3 hour workshop


  • Learn about the history of Marijuana
  • Islamic approach to mood-altering agents
  • Its physical, emotional, and psychological impact
  • Benefits and harm
  • Stages of use
  • How is addiction developed
  • Warning signs
  • Signs of use/abuse
  • What you can do

Sexuality and Human Development

Intended Audience: Parents and Caregivers, Teachers, Imams, Healthcare Providers.

Duration: 3 hour workshop

  • How we impact our children in their development
  • The 5 different stages of development
  • Developments within each stage
  • Appropriate behavior for each stage
  • Islamic approach to human development
  • Parenting styles and its impact on human development.

The Art of Togetherness & Traits of Happy Families

Intended Audience: For married couples.

Duration: 3 hour workshop


Families desire to stay together, however, the concept of “being together” can vary from culture to culture.  In this course Shaykh Fazaga sheds light on the Quranic and Prophetic approach to togetherness.  Sound and practical guidelines are shared.