Choosing to support the recovery of your spouse is a courageous decision. As you begin the journey of healing and recovery with your spouse, here are some tips that can help you along the way.
What is anxiety and how you can identify it? How can you cope with and manage your anxiety? How you experience anxiety is unique to you so having an awareness of yourself and paying attention to yourself is key. Click here to learn more.
When we’re struggling with a mental illness, we sometimes feel alone–often because of the stigma about mental illness in Muslim communities. Sometimes, by the time we do get help, our symptoms have worsened. Click here to learn about the 3 Muslim Mental Health Myths that Might be Holding You Back.
Many of us in religious communities mistakenly assume that upholding a religious belief (pornography is forbidden) is enough to protect us from engaging in immoral behavior. Although we may assume that pornography addiction is not a struggle faced by Muslims, reality tells us differently. Here are three things everyone should know about pornography addiction.
The emphasis on food and the drastic changes in diet and routine during the holy month can be triggering. Ramadan can make it easier to disguise an eating disorder – after all, everyone else is avoiding food and drink for long hours too. People who struggle with binge-eating may be more tempted to over-indulge at mealtimes. Here are 6 Tips for Coping with an Eating Disorder in Ramadan.
Family togetherness during Ramadan is especially important for parents of young children and adolescents. Children’s early experiences of Ramadan informs the feeling and memories they associate with this blessed month  throughout their lives. Creating family traditions to get children excited about and engaged with Islam during this month will help them grasp hold of the inexplicable aura of blessings and sacredness that we as adults cherish about Ramadan.
“Will wearing a tampon take away my virginity?”

“Is watching pornography haram?”

“I tried alcohol before; does that make me a bad Muslim?”

“If we can’t have boyfriends and girlfriends, then how are we going to get married?”

These were the questions my students asked me. And they wanted answers. I taught from a public-school health textbook at an Islamic school for several years. There was technically nothing wrong with the textbook – it was medically accurate, age appropriate and comprehensive. But it left out Islamic teachings vital for the well-being of young Muslims.
As the story goes, Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was guided by the angel Jibreel to a settlement that he, his family, and his later nation would inhabit. Each of us has our own version of a barren desert – a challenge or difficulty we’re struggling with or one we may face in the future. Let’s explore three things we can learn about resilience from the legacy of our mother Hajar.
Among Muslims, more than one in three people say they know a person who has or is struggling with addiction. Sadly, stigma surrounding substance use in the Muslim community can be a big barrier towards recovery. This Ramadan, you or someone you know may be looking to cope with their addiction. Here are 4 helpful strategies to move closer towards recovery during this blessed month.
This movie invites us to deeply explore our inner thoughts and emotions and how it affects our relationships with those around us. Parents may pleasantly find the movie to serve as both a cathartic experience in realizing their own emotional directedness as well as a springboard to meaningful discussions on self-awareness with their children. Movies can be great resources in articulating powerful messages, all under the guise of entertainment. Here are a few take-home points that parents can gain from the movie.