Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Is Sadness A Sign of Weak Iman? | Animation

When you struggle through tremendous pain or when things in your life aren’t going the way you planned, you may fear that your relationship with Allah must be weak. This animation illustrates how it’s simply not true and that grief is not a sign of weak faith or iman.

Learn more about overcoming grief here.


Sarah Sultan

Fellow | Sarah Sultan is a licensed professional counselor who strives to empower her clients through achieving healthier, more fulfilling lives and relationships while reconnecting with Allah during the healing process. Sarah obtained a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has practiced therapy for nearly 10 years. She is also an instructor with Mishkah University, where she teaches a course about the intersections between Islam, psychology, and counseling.


Najwa Awad

Fellow | Najwa Awad is a psychotherapist who is passionate about helping Muslims heal, grow, and thrive after adversity. She has over a decade of experience providing online and in-person counseling to children, adults, and families at her practice, Amanah Family Counseling. Najwa also enjoys giving workshops to destigmatize mental illness, address current mental health issues within the community, and promote psychological health from an Islamic perspective.