As-salamu 'alaykum and hello!
I am Mirah Malaika.
Prophet Muhammad taught us that "Allah helps the believer as long as he/she helps his/her Muslim brother/sister" (Sahih Muslim, 2699). This hadith motivates me to help people in need.
I have studied Islamic Studies and Theology according to all four schools of thought at university and at a traditional madrasah (Dars Nizami according to the Hanafi madhhab). As I saw a great need for counselling from an Islamic perspective, I studied secular and Islamic psychology and counselling. Al hamdu lillah, now I hold a double degree in Islamic Studies and Islamic Psychology, am a certified counsellor and Muslim Chaplain, and am pursuing my Master's degree in Islamic Studies as well as further studies in Islamic Law (Fiqh and Ifta).
That which I am most passionate about is helping sisters and brothers in difficult situations such as when they suffer from trauma, illness, disabilities, depression, anxiety, divorce, or abuse. This includes when they are deprived of their rights that Allah granted them, such as when women do not get the support from scholars and Muftis when they need a divorce due to serious abuse, or when they are deprived of their wealth after divorce. It also includes child abuse and neglect, a pandemic spreading in many cultural communities.
I hope to put an end to these problems by spreading Islamic knowledge and advocating the rights of those who are deprived of them.
Since 2018, I am the founder and director of the Islamic Family Institute in Sweden (IFI) where I offer Islamic counselling and - together with Amna Asghar, a counselling psychologist and course instructor at IOU - a certification program for Islamic counselling.
"WE URGENTLY NEED SUCH EDUCATED WOMEN LIKE MIRAH IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR MUSLIM SOCIETY. HER COURSES SHOULD BE OFFERED AT EVERY MOSQUE!"
MUSLIM / IMAM
"THAT WHICH FASCINATES ME MOST IS THAT MIRAH TAKES ALL THE RESPONSIBILITY UPON HERSELF AND ALWAYS AIMS TO BENEFIT THE SOCIETY IN THE BEST WAY!"
"I HAVE ALREADY BEEN THROUGH MANY THERAPIES BUT NONE OF THE WESTERN PSYCHOLOGISTS UNDERSTOOD ME AND I FELT NOT TAKEN SERIOUS. WITH MIRAH IT WAS DIFFERENT. SHE REALLY HELPED ME AND I AM FINE NOW!"
A CLIENT (ANONYMOUS)
"MIRAH IS JUST A WORKING MACHINE WHO TIRELESSLY WORKS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SOCIETY."
MAHMOUD / IMAM