Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
Trauma Short Infographic - Reclaiming Our Thoughts

“Why am I so unlovable?”

There are times in life when you cannot picture a positive future. Thoughts like these feel either strangely right or downright scary. In that overwhelming inner pain, you might think it takes too much effort to continue living. In this fourth infographic of the series, we are focusing on reclaiming our thoughts.

Trauma Infographic - Self Reflection and Optimizm

Najwa Awad

Fellow | Najwa Awad is a psychotherapist who is passionate about helping Muslims heal, grow, and thrive after adversity. She has over a decade of experience providing online and in-person counseling to children, adults, and families at her practice, Amanah Family Counseling. Najwa also enjoys giving workshops to destigmatize mental illness, address current mental health issues within the community, and promote psychological health from an Islamic perspective.


Sarah Sultan

Fellow | Sarah Sultan is a licensed professional counselor who strives to empower her clients through achieving healthier, more fulfilling lives and relationships while reconnecting with Allah during the healing process. Sarah obtained a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has practiced therapy for nearly 10 years. She is also an instructor with Mishkah University, where she teaches a course about the intersections between Islam, psychology, and counseling.