Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Yeeting Bad Habits: Techniques for Your Brain and Soul | Dr. Jibran Khokhar

By focusing on one of the most important acts of worship in Islam – the prayer – Dr. Jibran Khokhar explains how we can use psychology to move away from our worship being mere habit towards having a more mindful experience.

This session was part of the “In the Way of Faith” Yaqeen conference held in Toronto, Canada in 2022.

Dr. Jibran Khokhar

Dr. Jibran Khokhar

Senior Fellow | Dr. Jibran Khokhar was born in Kuwait where he memorized the Quran with an ijazah. He completed his Bachelors in Life Sciences from Queen's University and his Doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toronto followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatry at Dartmouth College. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Guelph where he studies topics related to substance use and severe mental illness, and how drugs of abuse affect the developing brain. He also serves as a Khateeb for the Guelph community and a Senior Fellow at Yaqeen Institute.