Aafiyah Healing Practitioner's Journey

Farhana Abdul-Kader


My Journey to Aafiyah Healing


My journey to Aafiyah Healing began after two very significant events: Firstly, experiencing very challenging circumstances in my personal life and, secondly, the realisation that I was powerless to help all the emotionally distressed people who came to me for support and guidance. After graduating from a traditional Islamic seminary in 1998, I devoted myself to teaching in Islamic schools, maktabs and other similar institutes and also to helping anyone who needed assistance with religious matters. On many occasions, I was approached by women in emotional turmoil, with regards to their marital situations or otherwise, and I remember feeling completely powerless and unqualified to deal with such scenarios.

As I had studied the Qur’an and hadith in depth, I had many pieces of advice that I could offer these emotionally distraught people in terms of patience, the purpose of trials and illnesses, and the virtues of gratitude. Yet, on some deep level, I knew there was something else that these women needed; something else that I should be able to help them with. It was almost like a missing piece in a jigsaw puzzle but at that point I was none the wiser. It was only when I started my own journey with Aafiyah Healing that I realised that ‘emotional healing’ was indeed the missing piece.

Understanding the mind- body connection allowed me to address the underlying emotional factors that contributed to my physical symptoms and, with the help of Allah, I now use this knowledge and all the Aafiyah Healing tools on a daily basis to:

  • Deepen my self-awareness
  • Change my inner dialogue
  • Respond with emotional competence in challenging circumstances
  • Deepen my connection with Allah SWT
  • Heal emotional wounds
  • Reduce and even eliminate chronic pain

It is my firm belief that the methods and principles of Aafiyah Healing can help us rediscover ourselves; they can help us realign ourselves with our true nature as servants of Allah. By combining age-old wisdom and techniques with certain modern psychological and scientific methods, Aafiyah Healing has the potential to boost the health of an individual on all levels: emotional, mental, spiritual and physical.

I am passionate about helping people to break free from the cycles of bad habits and negative inner dialogues they have become accustomed to. I currently offer one to one sessions online via WhatsApp or Zoom.

These 1-1 sessions:

  • Are based on the Qur'anic principles of change (13:11), connecting to Allah (50:16) and gratitude (14:7).
  • Teach vital tools to regulate and balance the nervous system.
  • Allow you to release trapped emotions in a holistic and safe way by working on both the physical and emotional level.
  • Do not require clients to disclose details about past traumas.
  • Work as an alternative to talking therapy
  • Work effectively both online and face to face.

This is what some of my clients have said:

It's been an amazing journey! I have suffered from anxiety for 25 years. I tried the traditional routes of counselling and even studied for counselling qualifications myself but the cycles of negativity continued - until my sessions with Farhana.

After just three sessions I feel much calmer, more confident and better equipped to deal with life's ups and downs. The tools that she teaches are simple and effective, helping me to identify and change negative thought patterns.

Working with Farhana really has opened up a whole new world for me and, most of all, has given me hope.

Highly recommended!

Mrs. S. A. (45) Birmingham 

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping me these past few months. I came to you with a few different issues, some physical and some emotional and alhamdullilah you guided me through each issue so well. I felt safe to express my emotions and be open without the fear of being judged. Our sessions have genuinely impacted me positively and I use the tools you gave me on a daily basis. Sis, you made me feel so comfortable and your positive energy during each session made me look forward to the next. I highly recommend you as a practitioner and would happily take further sessions with you. You are an asset to the team..May Allah reward you immensely and put barakah in your work and life ameen...

Miss S. D. (28) Manchester 

I would, without hesitation, recommend Farhana for anyone stuck in a traumatic past and unable to move forward. 

The results of working with her were a significant reduction in pain and anxiety and a shift in mindset to be able to move forward.

Ms. A. F. (53) Birmingham 

If you are ready to start your healing journey or simply want to know more, feel free to contact me.

Mobile: 07595676014

Email: [email protected]

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