Q: Can I use self improvement tools like Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT) to improve myself and remove anxiety, depression, negative thoughts etc, these tools are they halal in islam? I think they are based upon eastern philosophy and psychology. They are not scientifically proven to work but a lot of people use them, I used them they seem to work. You can find more about them by using google search.
1) Would be I sinful if I use these tools.
2) Some might say if you use them tools you’ll be committing shirk, what if I think this way that Allah has sent these tools and I believe He is cureing me by using these tools.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)