12 Steps

Twelve Steps to Recovery

  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 could and would restore us to sanity.

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

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

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

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

  7. We humbly ask Allah 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.

* Salaat Prayer service in Islam
* Iqraa Reading and studying
* Taqqwa G-d consciousness; proper Love and respect for Allah
* Ihsan Though we cannot see Allah, He does see us.