Resources for Muslim Chaplaincy

Below you will find a variety of resources pertaining to the general care of the Muslim community and the practice of Muslim chaplaincy in particular. I update this list as I come across relevant material and links and I welcome your suggestions in a “reply” below or by contacting me.

Introductions to Muslim Chaplaincy/ Spiritual Care

In the News

Educational Programs

Advice for Muslim Chaplains and Spiritual Care Providers

Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Issues

Professional Organizations & Services

More Chaplain’s Voices Online

  • Abdullah Antepli – Muslim Chaplain, Duke University
  • Amjad Tarsin – Muslim Chaplain, University of Toronto
  • David Coolidge – Associate University Chaplain for the Muslim Community, Brown University
  • Ingrid MattsonLondon and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies, Huron University College
  • Khalid Latif – Muslim Chaplain, New York University
  • Marc Manley – Muslim Chaplain, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ryan Rasheed Carter – Muslim Chaplain, Canadian Forces
  • Salahuddin M. Muhammad – Muslim Chaplain, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services; Senior Imam, Masjid Al Ikhlas in Newburgh, NY,
  • Suhaib Sultan – Muslim Life Coordinator and Chaplain, Princeton University
  • Tricia Pethic – Muslim Chaplain, University of Hartford
  • Yahya Hendi – Muslim Chaplain, Georgetown University

Voices of Muslim Psychologists

  • Tarek Younis - PhD Student, Université du Québec à Montréal

Research in Spiritual Care

Relevant Books for Chaplaincy/ Spiritual Care

  • The Accepted Whispers (Munejat-e-Maqbul) by Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi, trans. Khaled Baig
  • The Content of Character: Ethical Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad by Hamza Yusuf
  • Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions edited by Sameera Ahmed and Mona M. Amer
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy with Arabs and Muslims: A Culturally Sensitive Approach by Marwan Dwairy
  • Health and Medicine in the Islamic Tradition by Fazlur Rahman
  • Health: An Islamic Perspective by Muhammad Haytham al-Kayat
  • A History of Islam in America by Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
  • Islam and the Blackamerican by Sherman Jackson
  • Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering by Sherman Jackson
  • Islam and Secularism by Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
  • Islamic Approaches to Patient Care: Muslim Beliefs and Healthcare Practices for Caregivers by Ra’ufa Sherry Tuell
  • Man & the Universe: An Islamic Perspective by Mostafa al-Badawi
  • Marvels of the Heart (Book XXI of the Ihya) by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, trans. Walter James Skellie
  • Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain’s Handbook edited by Stephen Roberts
  • Psychology of Personality: Islamic Perspectives by Amber Haque and Yasien Mohamed
  • Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms, and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart by Imam al-Mawlud, trans. and comm. by Hamza Yusuf
  • Reflections of Pearls: A Concise and Comprehensive Collection of Prophetic Invocations & Prayers by Inam Uddin and Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John H. Gottman


The views expressed in any of the above resources (or by any of the above authors) do not necessarily reflect my own opinions and views. The above resources are solely intended to encourage greater education, discussion, debate, and awareness concerning trends in the research and practice of Islamic spiritual care and its related fields.

One thought on “Resources for Muslim Chaplaincy

  1. Just ordered the book Islamic Approaches to Patient Care:Muslim Beliefs and Healthcare Practices for Caregivers by Ra’ufa Sherry Tuell. Insha’Allah it will be of use to myself and other Hospital chaplains. A Gift for the Bereaved Parent: A Remedy for Grief from the Islamic Perspective by Zamir Hussain is a book I have found helpful as a parent who lost two of my children.

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