What is the Universal Chaplaincy Program?
The Universal Chaplaincy Program teaches how to care for people going through transition or crisis. You can become a certified chaplain through this program. Our next program begins January 2022, with enrollment closing on January 10, 2022.
For information on pre-requisites, certification requirements, tuition, and more, visit universalchaplaincy.com.
What Is A Chaplain (Hakim)?
Physicians care for the body. Psychologists care for mental health. Chaplains care for the wellness of the soul and its sacred values. Chaplains are clerics, such as imams, pastors, or rabbis, who serve at a secular institution to provide spiritual care for people, regardless of their faith backgrounds. Chaplains can work in hospital, hospice, corporate, non-profit, prison, youth organization, and university settings.
The chaplain facilitates a way for the individual to cope with life’s challenges, to find meaning in life, to explore new possibilities, to enhance their awareness of the sacredness of life, and to discover a source of inner joy, and peace. The chaplain, like a physician, provides compassionate spiritual care for everyone, without discrimination.
We train chaplains to answer questions pertaining to one’s faith and to care for people’s spiritual wellness and their relationship with God.
The Hakim Clinic
The Hakim Clinic provides spiritual care for anyone who is suffering and wishes to speak with a person of faith. We have on-call hakims available every day.
Call (407) 743-1886
Open Daily: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Amany Shalaby, M.A.
The Universal Chaplaincy Program was founded by Amany Shalaby, M.A., Amany served for twelve years as Sidi’s live interpreter and she translated 20 of Sidi’s books on Islamic spirituality. She has supported many beloveds in our community for almost two decades, giving countless hours of her time and love to all. Amany is a faculty member at the University of Sufism and she is currently serving as a chaplain and gender equity coordinator for the Muslim Women’s Organization.
Amany is the author of The Essence of Creation, The Emanation of Consciousness, Hidden Pearls, and is working on an upcoming book, The Seven Levels of Consciousness. She also authored two children’s books published by Richard Ownes Publications Inc.: Goha and His Donkey, and The Little Puffer Fish.
Sara Rifqa Guillot
Sara holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology and a Master’s in Divinity. She has been a student of Sufism and a Muslim for 19 years. Over the course of her career as a psychologist, Sara helped and taught many people from diverse backgrounds in private, educational, hospice, and hospital settings.
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