Luqman the Wise, Mentoring & Counseling Youth

Luqman, The Wise, Liberated! Khamdalah by Hamzah Alameen

This Khamdalah represents transformative change, personal development and liberation. Luqman had beautiful behavior and this is because he acted on his knowledge. The imperative posed by knowing better is that one should then do better. The nexus between cognition and action is recursive and persausive since acting on falsehood is rejected, making object goal orientated schema of intentionality and motivation via interest in best outcomes.

The powerful story of Luqman is filled with nasihah to his son and remains an illustration of mentoring and counseling in it highest for the Divine words of Allah, Most High.

يَا بُنَيَّ إِنَّهَا إِنْ تَكُ مِثْقَالَ حَبَّةٍ مِنْ خَرْدَلٍ فَتَكُنْ فِي صَخْرَةٍ أَوْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ أَوْ فِي الْأَرْضِ يَأْتِ بِهَا اللَّهُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَطِيفٌ خَبِيرٌ١٦يَا بُنَيَّ أَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَانْهَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَاصْبِرْ عَلَىٰ مَا أَصَابَكَ ۖ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ١٧وَلَا تُصَعِّرْ خَدَّكَ لِلنَّاسِ وَلَا تَمْشِ فِي الْأَرْضِ مَرَحًا ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخْتَالٍ فَخُورٍ١٨وَاقْصِدْ فِي مَشْيِكَ وَاغْضُضْ مِنْ صَوْتِكَ ۚ إِنَّ أَنْكَرَ الْأَصْوَاتِ لَصَوْتُ الْحَمِيرِ١٩

16. "O my son! If it be (anything) equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens or on the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Verily, Allah is Subtle, Well-Aware.'' 17."O my son! Perform the Salah, enjoin the good, and forbid the evil, and bear with patience whatever befalls you. Verily, these are some of the important commandments.'' 18. "And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not any arrogant boaster.'' 19. "And be moderate in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the braying of the asses.''

On Sound Knowledge Comes Action

Imperative to Action and KASM Theory By Hamzah Alameen

The basis of CBT is that people think better and they do better. The truth is so convincing especially when you are fooling youself. The reality is that the world is not black and white and that there is a spectrum of hues of all colors and radiance. It is all good and beautiful like the rainbow, and neopolitan ice cream, The positive psychology that we motivate toward as counselors will help relieve the stress and worry that many of our service community or institution is plagued by. Rread this classic piece by Al Baghdad, and dited by Albaani.


For this assignment list 20 knowledge imperatives to action in your capacity as a chaplain that informs your service to Allah, the institution, and the population or community group you serve. Be sure to use the didactic methodology inherent in the pedogogy of Luqman. The Quran is a healing and a Mercy is another possible theme among many. Was it helpful? How could you use this personal inventory method with your clients. 500 words posted in comments or video.

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