Hi, I'm Sara and I'm a marriage coach!
I have been helping to empower women in their relationships for over 13 years through one-to-one coaching and courses. I am passionate about helping women and want my coaching to be as accessible as possible - especially for women who have no access to money, are being oppressed or treated unfairly.
A Better World Through Healthy Marriages
Happy and healthy marriages are one of the cornerstones of a healthy society. If every home was filled with confident, empowered couples and children, we would each bring our strengths to our communities, contributing to the world's happiness at large. Empowered mothers raise empowered daughters and sons. They raise loving and respectful women who respect themselves and they raise men who know what it means to treat a woman right.
Marriage Coaching Helps
Once married, we often lack role models and are at a loss of what to do when we are presented with unfamiliar problems. That's where a marriage coach can help to guide and support through challenging times.
"Working with Sara Malik is one of the best things I did to move from a place of hopelessness and despair to a place of peace and tranquillity in my marriage. Not only did it teach me why self-care is so important but it also taught me what type of strength this brings to me internally as well as externally.
At the time I was struggling financially, so I was given all my sessions at a discounted price, which I was really grateful for. I don’t know where I’d be without her coaching today. May Allah help her in raising funds, to help more women in similar situations like mine, who may be struggling in whatever way possible."
- Centred In Peace
Not everyone can access coaching
Sadly, it doesn't always work that way. There are many women who simply can't afford or access coaching and support when they need it. This results in marriage breakdown, depression, anxiety, and sadly, in some cases, domestic violence.
I am often approached by ladies who have no money of their own as they don't work and are financially dependant on their husbands, yet are desperate to make their marriages work. It is heartbreaking to witness.
Can you help?
This is a heartfelt plea for all women and men who understand the plight of Muslim vulnerable women, and who are able to make a difference by contributing financially towards helping and supporting women who need help. If you want to spend your money on a cause that will help women with lesser means than you, now is your chance.
"You came into my life at a time of great turbulence and uncertainty. I had felt hopeless for many years and I did not have the confidence to make a major life change.
The gifted sessions have been such a blessing for me. As a result of the sessions, I was able to find safety at a really difficult point in my life. The sessions also helped me make decisions with clarity. Without your support, I feel I would not have been able to take such a big step.
Free sessions or sessions at a very small cost, are such a blessing since it is one less barrier for women in my situation. I pray you continue to develop as a trainer/ support for women and that Allah grants you the tawfeeq to benefit people and be a source of comfort and support for many years to come."
- Intuitive Traveller
Who do I want to help?
I’m raising funds for women so they can receive coaching and mentoring free of charge, or at a rate that they can afford.
So often, women just need someone to talk to, someone they can trust, who has been recommended to them, or someone they click and have a good rapport with. I help women who come to me to provide them with the help and support they need, even if it is just to hand-hold them through their darkest hours and walking with them till they find clarity and empowerment.
The money I raise through this crowdfunding will be able to help women who cannot pay for coaching and are in difficult relationships. I have seen so many women who:
- need help but can't pay for it
- do not have anyone to help, guide and advise them on what to do
- are in verbally abusive and volatile relationships
- have very controlling husbands
- have children and no support and so are too scared to leave the relationship
- wish to make changes but don't know where to start
- don't know how to look after themselves or respect themselves
"I’m ever so grateful to Allah ﷻ who has opened a way for me to get help from Sister Sara. Allah sends help through the people that he loves in order for them to do more good. Sister Sara is a lovely person who was there for me just at the right time when I needed the most help and advice.
She has helped me financially as I was unable to pay the costs and coached me taught me words to use as tools to protect and defend myself. She has helped me to build self-confidence and courage to speak and defend myself."
- Optimistic Fighter
Who has benefited from the funding?
With the funding that was raised last year, I was able to provide free and discounted coaching and mentoring for vulnerable women including:
- Rape survivors
- Religious cult survivors
- Women with abusive husbands and adult children
- The lonely and vulnerable elderly
- Converts to Islam who have left abusive marriages
- A victim of a forced abortion
- A victim of modern-day trafficking
- Victims of spiritual abuse
- Financially oppressed women
"I joined this amazing and insightful coaching program for women last year. Since I've joined I have noticed rapid changes in my behavioural patterns and problems that I was facing for years. It has completely changed my life and the way how I think. I still have a really long journey to go to reach my desired target however I have now become aware of my feelings and of the ways how I should express myself also of the ways how I should talk to people and also of the ways how I should cope!
I have gained so much emotional freedom since joining in and I thank Allah ﷻ for being able to find this course. I've made countless duas to Allah ﷻ and I know that my duas are being answered Alhamdulillah.
I have become aware of the four traits and they have indeed changed me completely and when I look at my life how it was, I truly cannot believe how much I have already changed... from being so traumatised, depressed, burnt out individual with suicidal thoughts, not being able to say no and constantly trying to please people, I was able to finally become more balanced and aware of my feelings and finally being able to say no and it feels sooo GOOD and healthy! I am no longer feeling guilty when saying NO!
My depression and PTSD is almost cured! I still can't believe it myself...I have learned to supplicate to and invoke Allah Subhana Wata'ala through his 99 names and it has already made miracles in my life! I am so grateful and feel blessed that I have met Sara Malik who is coaching this program. She has taught me so much and given me a new hope that I can reach my desired target that I can change my life for the better as I have never felt this close to reaching a target. I would never think that it would give me the hope which I had lost before but now I have it back.
However, I could have never done it without the funding that Sara had as I currently do not have a regular income and my financial situation is very unstable. I would like to use this opportunity to thank sincerely from the bottom of my heart all of those individuals who donated to this cause, it is indeed one of the biggest gifts that I have received and I pray to Allah ﷻ to reward them and Sara abundantly, accept this as a Sadaqah Jaryah and grant them all Jannatul Firdous. Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen"
- Quran Lover
Who Can I Help?
I want to raise enough funds to be able to provide free or heavily subsidized coaching for those who need it so that I can help them to transform their lives by:
- moving from insecurity to confidence
- changing negative thinking to a positive outlook
- developing a healthy view of womanhood
- empowering them as mothers
- establishing effective communication skills
- connecting to their higher purpose
- developing healthy boundaries
"A year ago I was housebound with severe fatigue and other symptoms. There was no peace inside myself, or in my home.
I couldn’t tolerate being in the same room as my husband. I was struggling to manage my son's frustrations. I was so so poorly and was desperate for help from family and for lots and lots of rest and understanding.
My friends, family members, work colleagues, everyone had been my coach until Sara came back into my life. Until then I had not understood what self-development was. I was stuck in a victim mindset and was so internally wounded, this ran my daily programmes of thoughts, behaviours and reactions towards others.
Sara did not charge me for any one to one sessions last year nor the group coaching. She gave me a lifeline with the qadr of Allah, I had no savings, no financial support from my spouse for coaching or any physical treatments I had even set up a fundraiser asking others for help.
Sara’s lifeline was the only help I needed Subhanallah. A year on, I have progressed so much physically, emotionally and spiritually. I see life and its tests through a totally different lens now, through the Cherished Muslimah lens and I can see a healthier and happier future now.
Thank you abundantly to all who have donated to make this possible for me and for Sara in never giving up on me."
- Capable and Free
Please help me to help other women!
I can't continue to help vulnerable women for free without your help, so please dig deep, donate generously, and help me meet my target! Think about the lasting effect it will have on the lives of these women, their children and the future generations to come.