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The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.

This month we spoke to Abu Musa and Ahmed Tomal from My Tazkiyah, which is an organisation that helps Muslim males and females struggling with pornography addiction and sexually destructive behaviours find recovery and freedom.

Abu Musa is the Co-founder of My Tazkiyah. He has many years of experience in working with addicts and has conducted extensive research on Porn and Sex addiction amongst Muslim communities. He has a degree in BSc Biomedical Science and has been involved with mental health studies exploring different therapeutic interventions such as CBT and Psychotherapy. Abu Musa has also worked as a Teacher and Youth Worker, liaison with street active young people, helping them to recover from Drug and Alcohol addiction.

Ahmed Tomal is a BACP qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. He specialises in providing counselling for Muslims who want to overcome their addictions, stress, anxiety, manage their anger and learn more about themselves and those around them. He welcomes, enjoys and has experience in working with people from all walks of life. He is qualified and trained in supporting people with a variety of mental health and relationship issues through counselling and psychotherapy.

They spoke about:

  • Causes, conditions and side effects of pornographic addictions
  • The effects porn addictions have on relationships
  • Preventative measure to ensure safe spaces for families

You can find out more about My Tazkiyah via their website and through social media on Instagramtwitter and Youtube.

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Sivan Kader

Sivan is a Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Neuroscience graduate from Queen Mary, University of London and King’s College London. She hopes to combine her learning from personal experience with mental illness, with the passion to drive positive change, to ultimately empower others to take care of their mental wellbeing. With a background in research, and having worked with a social enterprise, she has joined Inspirited Minds to help shed light on mental health stigma in the Muslim community, in particular, and work towards encouraging dialogue, empathy, and compassion.

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