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Using Cognitive Behavioral Theory to be a Happier Muslim

Sometimes we can’t seem to get negative thoughts out of our heads. In this case, it’s important to just take positive actions in spite of your thoughts. Positive actions will show your mind who is boss! They will make you feel better because you did something rather than just wallowing in the negative thinking. Positive actions involve taking baby steps to achieve a goal, consulting with another person for ideas, or just exercising.

Reframing Your Judgments

So, next time you judge a sister for not wearing her hijab properly, or a brother for engaging in sin, take a step back and look at yourself first and then look for alternative reasons why the brother or sister might be behaving this way. Purify yourself first before pointing the finger.