Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize one’s own emotions and handle interpersonal situations in an empathetic manner. The Prophet SAW was a master at this skill. He would navigate social situations in a way where it would always make the other party feel better about themselves. Miftaah welcomes guest instructor Imam Mikaeel Ahmed Smith, author of With the Heart in Mind for a seminar that will prophetically change the way you look at your interactions with others.
Shaykh Mikaeel Smith

Shaykh Mikaeel previously served as a resident scholar at the Islamic Society of Annapolis and the Islamic Society of Baltimore. 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. He then enrolled at the Dar ul-Uloom al-Madania in Buffalo, NY, where he completed his memorization of the Qur’an. He continued his studies in Jami’a Abu Noor in Damascus, Syria.

In 2012, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Islamic Studies at the Dar ul-Uloom Canada in Chatham, Ontario. He is the author of With the Heart in Mind, a book exploring the moral and emotional intelligence of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He currently resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and three children.