Why Despite My Efforts I Was Not Able To Break Free

I wake up early in the morning, and I get ready to go off to Fajr prayer, because going to Fajr is important to me. Although, I don’t share it with anyone, I’m furious. As I drive to meet my Lord, I give the empty passenger chair a backhanded blow with my right arm. My …

Inside The Recovery Community Newsletter – Issue #5

The Purify Your Gaze Community is a very unique community bringing together Muslims from over 35 different countries across the globe who share a common mission: the commitment to reclaiming wellness and health in their lives as recovering sex addicts. The Community is active each month with lively forum discussions, weekly peer-led phone support meetings, …

Interview With Sulaiman

Sulaiman marked one year at Purify Your Gaze with happy tears. Zeyad Ramadan noticed the hope and optimism in his voice. We catch up with him here. 1. What is your favourite quote in recovery? Progress = Happiness by Tony Robbins. 2. What book most impacted your recovery journey and why? The book which has …

Six Months Sobriety – Reflections From Iqra

In the name of Allah [SWT], the Most Beneficent, the Merciful. By the grace and ability of Allah SWT, I was Alhumdulillah recently able to celebrate six months of sobriety, and I have been asked to share my reflections on this milestone. I admit, I have some reservations about writing this. Why me? Some of …

Eight Months Of Sobriety Is Easy (On The Hundredth Try)

When I was a young and impressionable engineering student, I came across a motivational article that said “Engineers get it right the first time.” I really took that phrase to heart, initially from pride in my newly chosen profession, but later as a self-imposed expectation. I did not know at the time that such expectation …

Inside The Recovery Community Newsletter – Issue #4

Highlights: 8 Months of Sobriety Is Easy: Carlos marks his 8 month sobriety milestone in recovering from unwanted sexual behaviours. He chronicles his recovery journey over the years. Interview with Hamza: Hamza moves into the new phase of his life as a man, and we explored some of the focal points in his recovery as …

Redefining The Definition Of Success In Recovery

About this article: Br. Saleem, a member of Purify Your Gaze, writes about a huge and enlightening realization that came through his coaching calls with Zeyad Ramadan where he redefined what success meant for him. I’ve been dissatisfied with my job for a long time. I feel under-appreciated and overworked but I stick with it …

Inside The Recovery Community Newsletter – Issue #3

Highlights: Sunset, Sea and Turtles: Musa’s Great Run Interview with Hani – Discussing The Coaching Experience In Their Own Words: C-Seven – Connecting through tears and laughter, our C-Seven brothers found each other in their darkest moments. Highlights of Events In The Purify Your Gaze Community

Inside The Recovery Community Newsletter – Issue #2

Highlights: The Road To Honesty In Marriage: Brother Hussain Opens Up To His Spouse Redefining The Definition Of Success In Recovery Highlights of Events In The Purify Your Gaze Community For The Past Month Member Poems Enjoy!