“Through the program I was able to get closer to Allah, I was able to trust Him and realise He swt was not out there to get me”
I searched everywhere for help and that’s when I came across this program Alhamdulillah. The insight I received about my addiction was life changing. I realised that acting out was not my problem but was the solution to my problems until it stopped working. The program helped me see life from a different angle. I realised the problem was not out there but was in here, between my two ears. It was not the acting out, it was the acting in. It was my own shortcomings, my negative outlook on life, my conditioning, and my connection with Allah that kept me in the chains of addiction.
I had to let go of my old ways and developed a new way of life. I started to work the stages, built a network of recovery and started to take care of my mental and spiritual health. Through the program I was able to get closer to Allah, I was able to trust Him and realise He swt was not out there to get me. In fact, He the Most Merciful of those who show mercy wanted me to turn to Him, rely on Him, and surrender to Him Azza Wajjal. As Allah mentions in the Quran: “And Allah desires that He should turn to you (mercifully), and those who follow (their) lusts desire that you should deviate (with) a great deviation” (4:27). I came to that point where I could walk around freely knowing that Allah has taken care of me, he is taking care of me and always will. I stopped trying to quit this addiction on my own and handed myself over to Him to keep me sober, happy and free.
The program helped me see life from a different perspective. I realised the problem was not out there but was in here, between my two ears.
(Abdul Ahad, My Tazkiyah Member)