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Is it Too Late to Save My Soul?

11 November, 2023
Q From a young age, I've been very engaged in Islam. Praying my daily namazz, reading Qur’an, and staying away from sin. As I got older, my connection to Allah weakened, and Shaitan’s influence in my life grew stronger and stronger, beginning with an addiction to porn, which became an addiction to sex, and escalated to the position I am in now.

With the potential of being sent to prison for life, I am scared for my salvation. I feel like there has been a negative mental health throughout my life and now Shaitan has blackened my heart and turning to Allah and ask for forgiveness feels futile. I'm scared that if I die in prison, that I will never see paradise, and that my actions in this life can't be fixed.

I've tried to make positive changes, like praying for my namazz and reading the Qur’an again, asking for forgiveness after every namaaz, as well as giving money to Sadaqah and spending time away from the Internet and with my family. However, with my prospects of life, it feels like my efforts to change now will reap me no benefits in this life or the next.


The importance of maintaining a strong connection with Islam and with Allah during this challenging time has a crucial role in the outcomes of your life.

It’s vital to consider seeking professional help for your addiction, whether through therapy, counseling, or support groups.

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If you’re not already incarcerated, attend the mosque regularly and engage in Islamic events for
spiritual and social support. Additionally, securing a good lawyer and collecting relevant documents about your treatment for addiction can be essential in dealing with potential legal

Remember that repentance is a powerful tool for seeking forgiveness from Allah.

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Focus on trusting in Allah, and consider this period as an opportunity to strengthen your connection with Him.

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About Aisha Mohammad
Aisha has a PhD in psychology, an MS in public health and a PsyD. Aisha worked as a Counselor/Psychologist for 12 years at Geneva B. Scruggs Community Health Care Center in New York. She has worked with clients with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, trauma, and OCD. She also facilitated support groups and provided specialized services for victims of domestic violence, HIV positive individuals, as well youth/teen issues. Aisha is certified in Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care, Behavioral Management, Restorative Justice/ Healing Circles, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Confidentiality & Security. Aisha is also a Certified Life Coach, and Relationship Workshop facilitator. Aisha has a part-time Life Coaching practice in which she integrates the educational concepts of stress reduction, mindfulness, introspection, empowerment, self love and acceptance and spirituality to create a holistic healing journey for clients. Aisha is also a part of several organizations that advocates for prisoner rights/reentry, social & food justice, as well as advocating for an end to oppression & racism. In her spare time, Aisha enjoys her family, photography, nature, martial arts classes, Islamic studies, volunteering/charity work, as well as working on her book and spoken word projects.