Overcoming Pornography Addiction In 2018 – 5 Keys To Make It Happen

It’s that time of year when many of us take an honest assessment of our lives – the good, the bad and the ugly – with the intention of becoming a better and happier version of ourselves. In this post, I’m going to break down 5 keys you need to overcome pornography addiction and make this the year you break free and keep that freedom long term!

Seeking Help For Pornography Addiction – Haram Or Not?

[video_page_section type=”youtube” position=”default” image=”https://purifyyourgaze.com/beta/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/HalalOrHaram.png” btn=”light” heading=”” subheading=”” cta=”” video_width=”1080″ hide_related=”true” hide_logo=”true” hide_controls=”false” hide_title=”true” hide_fullscreen=”false”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHBk1xHeUaY[/video_page_section] Muslims struggling with sexual and pornography addictions often delay seeking outside intervention or professional help in fear of violating the Islamic injunction of concealing one’s sins. Is this a black and white issue? What if concealing one’s sins leads to even …

Is Sex Addiction Even Real?

Did you know that 1 in 20 people are struggling with a growing but highly misunderstood and taboo condition? What is this condition? Sexual addiction. Many people confuse the signs of sexual addictions with a high drive for sex. Many people did not even know that sex can become an addiction that is just as …

My Revelation: Using Pornography Is Not Really About Sex

I had managed to stop watching pornography for a long time, and then, I stumbled. I tried everything that had seemed to work before, but during those turbulent six weeks, I struggled to regain my footing. I reassessed my commitment to change. I asked, yet again, “Why is the change I seek so necessary and …

How I Learned to Prioritize Healing Every Day

I never owned a laptop before, but I decided it was about time to get one. In a way I never expected, I became consumed by an urge to set up my new device with all kinds of apps and software. Day after day, I found hours slipping through my fingers as I sat in …

Stories Are Like Pearls from Heaven

A couple of months had passed by since the end of Ramadan, and the Thursday class the Shaykh used to facilitate was finally starting back up again. It’s a class focusing on spirituality and activism geared towards young professionals. However, this time around, the shaykh was requesting one young professional to present each week on …

Climbing Out From Rock Bottom

The Qurʾan documents the story of a young boy who was abandoned by his older siblings. The very people who were meant to protect him turned against him. He went through the traumatic experience of being kidnapped by his brothers, physically assaulted, having his shirt ripped off, and then being thrown to the bottom of …

What If In Two Years Nothing Has Changed?

February 2nd, 2017 “This is the fourth time this month. A well-meaning brother asks me if I’m looking to get married. Obviously, I would love to. But I haven’t gone more than two months without acting out. More than five years ago I started my recovery. Who would have thought I’d still be right here. …