Designed for use by therapists, educators, and workshop leaders who want to blend Gottman research on relationships with an Islamic perspective in order to build stronger relationships.
Many have found the results of Gottman studies to be compatible with Quranic passages and ahadith about relationships. The Gottman Method is based on research, not on a particular philosophical or religious ideology. Similarly, passages from the Quran are not quoted with the intention to be a scientific treatise on relationships, but to reflect on God’s loving and merciful relationship with humans as well as how He designed humankind to live in peace and harmony with each other and in our intimate relationships.
- For Couples: provides a Islamic perspective to go along with the material in Gottman books, workshops or trainings.
- For Therapists: provides verses to help couples accept, understand, and implement therapeutic interventions into their relationship at a deeper and more meaningful level.
- For Educators and Leaders: offers specific Quranic passages to integrate into presentations on relationship research and enhancement.
This guide assumes some knowledge of the Gottman Method through reading books,
attending a couples workshop, or participating in The Gottman Institute’s clinical, educator, or leader training programs. Only brief summaries are provided and they are not sufficient for understanding and applying the interventions and exercises described.
A great companion for Gottman Method Couples Therapy clinical trainings, The Gottman Seven Principles Program, The Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program, and The Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop.
Unless otherwise indicated, the translations for the Quranic verses were taken from quranexplorer.com and include the translations of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Dr. Mohsin Khan, and Mufti Taqi Usmani. For the ahadith, the translations used are those provided on sunnah.com.