I had to be my own Saviour.

I had to be my own Saviour.

Growing up, I always thought my parents would be my safety net, my saviours. But, when it came to saving myself and my child, I realized sooner than later that I had to be my very own saviour.

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How Could this Happen to me?

How Could this Happen to me?

It wasn't just the physical abuse, that wasn’t as common as the daily emotional, verbal and psychological abuse. Although I had a Master’s degree in engineering, he made me feel like I didn't even know how to count.

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Then I Found out I was Pregnant

Then I Found out I was Pregnant

A year and five months later, I became Mrs. Kazimi; married to a man twice my age. I was welcomed by my husband and his family in Canada. As I settled in to their home, that is when the abuse started. The very first time he hit me, I ran to my mother in law thinking she would make it stop. Instead, she told me to be patient because he was under a lot of pressure at work and was emotionally distressed due to the death of a close family member.

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Just Do You - A Muslimah's Guide to Self-Care

Just Do You - A Muslimah's Guide to Self-Care

The guilt that we may have comes from a place where our intention is not pure. If you are doing this for the sake of revenging against society, family, the pressure and demands of work, then you will feel guilty. But if you are doing it for the sake of Allah because you are His creation and you must take care of your mental health, then you will feel content. This comes from an understanding that you can serve people best when you are at your best.

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