Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy focuses on caring for and nurturing an individual’s wellbeing. This may be done in a variety of ways; though most recognizably through providing family and individual counselling, prayer, client advocacy, and a non-anxious and empathetic presence in times of crisis. Although questions of faith may form a major aspect of spiritual care, it by-no-means entails that the one seeking it only has religious concerns. An individual may simply need to process emotions, which necessitates that the one helping them possess adequate knowledge of psychotherapy, as well as other related competencies. For the spiritual care provider to be authentic to their own faith tradition, they should also be well-rooted in theories related to their tradition’s understanding of the soul, heart, and the human intellect.
Seeing the great need for spiritual care within Muslim communities, as well as the general lack of sufficient knowledge about spiritual care and chaplaincy, I have created this website to help advocate for spiritual care and educate Muslims about spiritual care issues and approaches. However, I hope that any person, no matter what their faith is, may benefit.