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KIKIT Pathways to Recovery

Drug & Alcohol Support Service

MUSLIM RECOVERY NETWORK

The First Islamic 12 Step Addiction Support Programme!

Introduction

Muslim Recovery Network (MRN) is a fellowship of men and women, joined together on the "Path of Recovery". We share our experiences, strengths, and hopes while recovering from our active addiction to mind and mood changing substances.

We look to Allah (SWT) to guide us on the Path of Recovery. While recovering, we try hard to become rightly guided Muslims, submitted our will and services to Allah (SWT).

KIKIT Pathways to Recovery CIC have sought to put together the treatment requirements of both Al-Islam and the Twelve Step approach to recovery into a simultaneous program.

Our personal thanks and appreciation goes to the Millati Islami, Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous programs from which we borrowed. Just as Narcotics Anonymous was founded out of its need to be non-specific with regard to substance, Muslim Recovery Network was also born out of our need to be religiously specific with regard to spiritual principles.

We would also like to thank Emerging Horizons for helping develop and accredit the 12 step MRN Training program

Muslim Recovery Network, by Allah (SWT)'s will, (masha-Allah) offers a fresh perspective on age old ideas for treating our fallen human conditions.

We pray further that it will serve as a model for successfully understanding and addressing the special problems encountered as recovering Muslims and substance abusers in a predominately non-Muslim society. 

What is the Muslim Recovery Network?

The Muslim Recovery Network (MRN) is a fellowship of men and women, joined together on the Path of Recovery. We share our experiences strengths and hopes while recovering from our active addiction to mind and mood altering substances.

Our own bodies, minds and souls truly belong to Allah (SWT). They are only entrusted to us for a time. We are charged with their care while we have them in our possession.

Our goal is to emerge successfully from this test called life as prescribed by Allah (SWT). To win His pleasure and reward is our ultimate human objective. May we accomplish sobriety success and peace of mind through MRN.

We have sought to integrate the treatment requirements of both Al-Islam and the Twelve Step approach to recovery into a simultaneous program. We have intentionally avoided following the more traditional approach of treating one approach as “primary” and the other as “secondary”.

Muslim Recovery Network, Inshallah, offers a fresh perspective from the aged ideas for treating our fallen human condition. We pray further it will serve as a model for more successfully understanding and addressing the special problems encountered as recovering Muslims and addicts in a predominantly non-Muslim society. 

Muslim Recovery Network

12 STEPS

1) We admitted that we were neglectful of our higher selves and that our lives have become unmanageable.

2) We came to believe that Allah (SWT) could and would restore us to sanity.

3) We made a decision to submit our will to the will of Allah (SWT).

4) We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves

5) We admitted to Allah (SWT) and to ourselves the exact nature of our wrongs.

6) Asking Allah (SWT) for right guidance, we became willing and open for change, ready to have Allah (SWT) remove our defects of character.

7) We humbly ask Allah (SWT) to remove our shortcomings.

8) We made a list of persons we have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

9) We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10) We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11) We sought through Salaat* and Iqraa* to improve our understanding of Taqwa* and Ihsan.*

12) Having increased our level of Iman (faith) and Taqwa, as a result of applying these steps, we carried this message to humanity and began practicing these principles in all our affairs

12 Traditions of Muslim Recovery Network

1) Shahadah - We bear witness that there is no God but Allah (SWT), and Muhammed is the last messenger of Allah (SWT).

2) Personal recovery depends upon our unity. Believers are friends and protectors of one another.

3) For our individual and Jamaat (group) purpose there is but one ultimate authority which is Allah (SWT) (God, the source from which all originates).

4) Requirements for participation are a desire to stop using and willingness to learn a better way of life.

5) Each Jamaat (group) should be autonomous except in their adherence in to these traditions.

7) Problems of money, property, and prestige must never divert us from our primary purpose.

8) Every MRN Jamaat (group) should be self supporting but may accept sadaqa (voluntary charity) without attached obligations or promises to donating parties.

9) We may create service boards and committees directly responsible to those we serve.

10) The MRN name aught never be drawn into public controversy.

11) Our public relations policy is based upon attraction before promotion. The criterions for both are decided by Jamaat (group), Taqwa, and Ihsan.

12) Iman (faith) is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, reminding us to place principles before personalities.

Hope through Muslim Recovery Network

The people of Muslim Recovery Network are recovering addicts who have learned to live without drugs. If they can do it so can we all.

Working through the steps of the Muslim Recovery Network program, we learn to live useful lives. As addicts we are never cured and carry the disease within us all our lives. However we have a disease from which we do recover. Each day we are given another chance to live. We, as Muslims, are not burdened with recovery on a daily basis.

We recover from Salaat (prayer) to Salaat.

Through the fellowship of Muslim Recovery Network we are united under Allah (SWT) with hearts and minds attuned to the welfare of others. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has taught us to “Want for our brother what we want for ourselves”. There is the therapeutic value of one addict helping another.

Allah (SWT) instructs us in the Qur’an “Believers are friends and protectors, one of another”. Though at first we may feel jittery and alone in recovery, we must realize that our greatest reliance is always upon Allah (SWT). He shows us how to develop the relations, fellowship and “Peace” that we crave. He reveals more to us as we grow.

For Further Information Please Contact:

Mohammed Ashfaq - [email protected]

                                                      0121 448 3883

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