For the Seekers – Episode 9

featuring Naairah Aftab

One of the most important soft skills we can develop in life is Emotional Intelligencethe ability to perceive, access, regulate and connect with our emotions and the emotions of others.

The Prophet (pbuh) was a master of this trait, which is why so many around him were drawn to him as a person and felt so deeply connected to him. His ability to fine tune his words, his body language and his approach based on every individual’s personality type meant that he made the greatest impact on them possible.

If we develop deep emotional intelligence like this, we will become masters of understanding ourselves and others, and therefore develop a strong influence and positively affect our day to day interactions with others.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How we define emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • The impact emotional intelligence has on our day-to-day life experiences
  • Why the Prophet (pbuh) was the best at practising this trait
  • Examples of how Naairah developed her own emotional intelligence and the activities that led to this
  • Practical tips for how to develop this essential trait for yourself

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Recommended Books

With the Heart in Mind

by Shaykh Mikaeel Ahmed Smith

Muhammad the Perfect Man

by Sayyid Muhammad ibn Alawi Al-Maliki Al-Hasani

About Naairah


Naairah is a Chemistry graduate from the University of Glasgow and is working towards a career in academia. Her research focuses on sustainable energy technologies. Naairah is currently serving as the FOSIS Scotland Chair, and she has previously played an active role in university-based initiatives, ranging from ISoc projects to STEM outreach. Alongside her degree, she has furthered her Islamic studies via the iSyllabus courses. Naairah is passionate about educating and empowering the youth, and she hopes to continue promoting this in all her endeavours.

For the Seekers is a new weekly video series on Deenspiration aimed at students, young professionals and all seekers of spiritual, academic and work-life success. Each video contains valuable tips, advice and self-development techniques by a range of influential Muslims.

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