This week on Set and Setting, Madison Margolin and Maytha Alhassen canvass the ways in which colonization has affected faith.
Maytha Alhassen, Ph.D. is a historian, journalist, social justice artist, and mending practitioner. Her work bridges the worlds of organizing, educational analysis, media engagement, inventive expression and spiritually-guided therapeutic practices. Her latest horizon has been work in TV/movie writing and consulting. Sustain with Maytha on Instagram and Twitter.
Maytha Alhassen’s father taught her ‘girl-power’ and that she could possibly be something and be taught every part. Typically, the stress of that made her really feel that her worth was primarily based on success. Maytha was raised Muslim, however she describes her childhood expertise of faith as mechanical and considerably soulless. After resorting to atheism in her school years, she made her method again to her roots. She discovered a extra soulful connection to Islam and Arab tradition. Maytha describes this as finding out a observe reasonably than fixating on guidelines.
Halal/Haram Mindset (9:50)
In Islam, issues are both Halal or Haram (permissible or forbidden). Different religions like Christianity and Judaism additionally usually place a heavy weight on legal guidelines that dictate what’s allowed and what’s not. Maytha believes that a part of the explanation Islam is caught within the Halal Haram mindset is because of westernization and that if we hint again far sufficient earlier than colonization, faith was as soon as extra practice-based.
“We really should empty ourselves from a colonial framework for us to fill again in with spirit.” – Maytha Alhassen
To be taught extra about decolonization, take a look at Ep. 22 of ReRooted: Decolonizing From The Inside Out with Dr. Michael Yellow Chook
Stepping Out of Westernization (22:20)
As a way to get again to the roots of spirituality and discover a extra soulful connection to our faith, we have to take away the westernization imposed upon spiritual sects. Madison Margolin ties in a dialogue of psychedelics as a solution to get away of frameworks and get into the deepest elements of ourselves, actuality, and faith. Psychedelics have been utilized in historic practices for years they usually may also help us see our connection to a extra ritual, conventional facet of faith.
Tune into Ep. 180 of Mindrolling for a lecture on mindfulness and Islamic spirituality: Love, At all times with Mona Haydar