The 9 Commandments


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My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite.

Dear Readers,


I was sent this by a reader in Beirut. She said;

I went completely down and under the water last month. Hadn’t been on a road to recovery for a while. Felt the ramifications on health last month when I collapsed and stopped breathing. I read these commandments and they really helped me to break out of negative cycle, out of negative self-talk and well told me I need to do something now. I’ve been trying to follow a solid recovery plan for 3 weeks now. I’ve been practicing positivity and trying to give to the world everyday now. Please do share Maha, you never know the impact it can have on others.

These commandments are from Sufi comics to help you stay positive, to change your life and mind. Eating Disorders are all about negativity, it’s unbelievable how something simple can manifest into something so huge. We ultimately program ourselves to become negative and it all starts with simple negative self-talk, ‘I’m stupid’, ‘I have no control’, ‘I’m never going to get well’.

According to Kate Britt: We all keep saying self-defeating and/or negative things to ourselves, don’t we! At the same time, we keep wishing it could all change. Well, it can change!


If you believe the phrase you are what you think, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to speak only those which work towards our benefit and cultivate our highest good. Affirmations help purify our thoughts and restructure the dynamic of our brains so that we truly begin to think nothing is impossible. The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.”

Dr. Carmen Harra

Dr. Carmen Harra is a best-selling author, clinical psychologist, and relationship expert.

We have to remain on path of positivity and well-being. Reading anecdotes, affirmations and quotes can really influence our mind and help us to stay on path of recovery.




The Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) said: My Lord commanded me to adhere to nine things: He commanded me to:

  1. Be sincere when in private and in public,

  2.  Be Just in times of peace and when in rage,

  3. Be moderate in poverty and in abundance,

  4. Be forgiving to him who wrongs me,

  5. Share with him who deprives me (of his bestowals),

  6. Acknowledge him who broke relations with me,

  7. Ponder over things while I am silent,

  8. Mention Him (God) whenever I speak, and

  9. Learn lessons from things that I see.


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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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