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With the Heart in Mind

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Mikaeel Ahmed Smith




The Moral and Emotional Intelligence of the Prophet s.a.w.


This work is an inquiry into the nature of the intellect and how classical Islamic theologians understood the nature and function of the intellect.


With the Heart in Mind asks readers to consider an alternative understanding of intelligence in which the primary function of the intellect is to know God and lead others to Him as well. The author suggests that by studying the Emotional Intelligence of the Prophet Muhammad (S), we improve the quality of our relationships with the people around us and we, like the Prophet (S), can become catalysts for change around us. Emotional Intelligence within the author's model of intelligence is a tool by which the message of God is transferred to humanity. With the Heart in Mind reminds us that "To be loved by people is half of intelligence."





1. ‘Aql

Muhasibi’s Theory of Intelligence

The Foundation of Theological Strife

Muhasibi’s Theory of Intelligence



2. Emotional Intelligence

Emotional and Social Intelligence as Part of the ‘Aql

Emotional Intelligence: A Tool for Change

Emotional Awareness: Interpersonal Awareness or Self-Knowledge

Interpersonal Emotional Awareness: We are Wired to Connect

Increasing Interpersonal Intelligence

The language of Emotion

Body Language

Physical Touch

Emotional Understanding

Begin with Listening

Parenting Prophetically

Correcting Misconceptions of Fatherhood


3. Moral Intelligence

Subjective Morality

Moral Intelligence: A Combination of Vision and Strength

‘Aql’s sight

Good and Evil and their Relation to the ‘Aql

Moral Blindness and Weakness

Observer vs. Instrument: The connection between eye sight and the insight

Light Upon Light

Framework for Moral Intelligence

Five Aspects of Moral Intelligence

Moral Compass

Moral Commitment

Developing Moral Commitment

Moral Sensitivity, Moral Problem Solving and Moral Courage

Moral Sensitivity

Ambivalence and Moral Identity

Ambivalence and Moral Identity

Moral Identity

Ambivalence and Moral Identity

Moral Identity and Shame: Two Sides of the Same Coin


4. Radical Change: How EQ leads to Real Transformation

Radical Change, Single-Loop and Double-Loop Education

The Emotional Filters Up Close


Also from the author: When Hearing Becomes Listening