By Mikael Ahmed Smith, Qalam Books, paperback, 192 pages
Exploring the moral & emotional intelligence of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
The author 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. 'With the Heart in Mind' reminds us that "To be loved by people is half of intelligence.”
The author suggests that by studying the emotional intelligence of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), we improve the quality of our relationships with the people around us and we, like the Prophet (PBUH), can become catalysts for change around us. Emotional intelligence within the author’s model is a tool by which the message of God is transferred to humanity.
Mikaeel Ahmed Smith is an instructor at Qalam Institute. He grew up in a deeply spiritual Christian home in Buffalo, NY. At the age of 18, he embraced Islam after reading the Qur’an and the Autobiography of Malcolm X. In 2012, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Islamic Studies at the Dar ul-Uloom Canada in Chatham, Ontario.