A former party girl in the UK, Persephone Rizvi, recently embraced Islam as revealed in a BBC documentary. She explained how religion saved her life.
Rizvi said that she grew up in Yorkshire. She described herself as a self-professed party girl who lived for weekend nightlife, be it drinking, partying, or hanging out with males.
“I was using alcohol as my coping mechanism and going through emotionally-draining experiences that I couldn’t make sense of. I was struggling to see a purpose in my life and I wanted to do better for myself. So I became a Muslim,” she told BBC.
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She said she embraced Islam seven years ago and found solutions to all her problems. Rizvi embraced Islam when she was in university. She embraced Islam when an Imam of Eccles Mosque answered her queries related to the religion.
How Islam saved a young girl’s life
“I’ve met a few friends for life through Islam – they reminded me of what sisterhood is supposed to be. We can talk to each other with no filter, we’re honest with our guards down and we’re each other’s solace when times get tough,” she said further.
She mentioned her two friends Twaheeda and Reema who helped and supported her. Rizvi called them “ticket to Heaven. They remind me all the time that this life is not our final resting place”.
“When my mental health got worse, I tried to end my life in the park. Getting drunk led me to a lot of dark places. It was after a really bad episode of waking up naked on the kitchen floor that I knew I had to make a change. I’d passed out from drinking too much. It felt hellish.
“That’s why I say Islam saved me because now I know the best way for me to handle those dark times. I wouldn’t have coped this way, by praying and taking care of my mental health as well as physical, if it wasn’t for Islam.”