Married and Having Trouble Lowering Your Gaze? Here Is What You Are Missing

Brother Saleh had been successfully abstinent from watching pornography for two weeks straight. [thrive_testimonial name=”Saleh” company=”” image=””]“I’ve been able to go to sleep early, at the same time as my wife 50% of the time these past two weeks. I feel more refreshed, I’m able to work out more, I recently started training with a …

Every Child Is An Artist

I have loved art for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I preferred solitary activities like reading, playing with Lego and art. Art though, unlike my other pastimes, was something that could be shared with others. My work was appreciated by my peers, even those who otherwise taunted or ignored me. My family …

How Trauma Affects Our Healing

A few months ago, our Purify Your Gaze community was blessed to have Dr. Hakim Archuletta speak to us about trauma and how to overcome it. Dr. Hakim is a convert to Islam from the 70s and specializes in the traditional sciences of Homeopathy or becoming a Hakim and in trauma therapy. He has over …

12 Marriage Prep Advice Gems from Popular Muslim Speakers

Here are a collection of inspirational and thought-provoking quotes from various Muslim speakers related to the topic of preparing for marriage, from their social media networks as well as from lectures they have given. The quotes come in different flavors, from the internal to the external elements that are necessary to consider when one is …

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 he worked with Zeyad Ramadan through coaching. The original interview was posted on the Fourth Edition of the Inside The Recovery Community Newsletter. 1. Life throws us some challenges to rise …

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 …

Celebrating Five Years At Purify Your Gaze

It was 12:04 AM on December 11th, 2010. I was wide awake and could not sleep. Minutes before, I just had closed the registration to the first public online recovery program offered by Purify Your Gaze. Alhamdulilah 174 men and women from across the globe had completed their enrollment and put their faith in me …

Your Mental Health Is Not a Sign of Your Religiosity

As he stared down at the page, his mind wandered to the conversation he had had with his wife earlier that morning. No matter how hard he tried to refocus on the page, he could not stop replaying what she had said to him. He couldn’t understand why he wasn’t able to focus since reading …

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 …