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. …

Why The Way We Talk About Porn Does More Harm Than Good

Many of us who are struggling with unwanted sexual behaviors are well acquainted with shame. Looking back on our journeys through life, prior to and following the realization that our habits were out of control, we have a tremendous amount to be thankful for. However, we still struggle with those memories that make us cringe. …

Ramadan Reflections: Recognizing A Power Greater Than My Sexual Sins

The concept of surrender is one of the most profound lessons that I have gained from theBreaking Free Trainings. The very action of surrendering was what brought me to Purify Your Gaze by the will of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala (SWT). While attending university, I went through the worst of my addiction. I was consistently …