After the holy time of Ramadan, the Shaitan (Voice of Darkness) is no longer in shackles. Now we can take the teachings, learning and washing that happened to us and apply it to keeping these voices under our foot. We will learn to keep our eyes on God and turn our hearts to what He is asking us in every moment as we navigate our newly received guidance.
Abdullah Matt Snapp, PhD
Abdullah Matt Snapp is trained as a Psychologist experienced working with individuals, groups, couples and organizations. He has studied Christian and Hindu mysticism since 1977. In 2006, Abdullah Matt was introduced to Sufism by Sidi Mohammad al Jamal and has been studying his teachings ever since. He also met Ibrahim Jaffe at that time and was drawn to his teachings, as well. He is a Muqaddam as designated by the Murshid Council.
Abdullah Matt’s personal experience with chronic pain has been related to his lifelong PTSD and its impact on his anxiety, depression, and relationships. Throughout his long career as a psychologist, he has experienced many different approaches to healing and has used those approaches with the many people with whom he’s worked. However, since meeting Sidi, his own healing and his work with others has greatly deepened and yielded far greater results.
The key for Abdullah Matt in realizing the gift of pain has been the ability to shift from the narrow limiting view that problems and pain invite us to stay focused on, to a deeper and broader view of our personal reality – to a broader view that everything we experience provides an opportunity for us to gain greater understanding about ourselves and deeper meaning of our life’s purpose.