My name is Sumayah Hassan, I’m a faith-based Mentor & Relationship Expert; living in London, UK with clients globally. I created Haven for Heartbreak to offer Muslim women the safe space to develop emotional and relational intelligence.
I’m naturally curious and almost always reading, listening to or learning something. My parents are Somali & African American. I grew up in Egypt, and have lived in the UK for over a decade. I’m also Mom to four small humans, affectionately known as the party people.
I love the Quran and it’s a part of me. I can’t imagine the world without it. I offer workshops on building a relationship with the Word of Allah over at Recite & Reflect.
I’m also a co-host on Honest Tea Talk, and I have a my own podcast called Sincerely, Sumayah. It’s a life goal for me to collect and surround myself with people that are loving, deep, insightful homes to breathtakingly beautiful souls.
In my work, I mentor Muslim women on relationships.
That can look like being a second pair of eyes in the dating and courtship process, help dealing with a toxic parent, offering strategies for handling conflict and improving communication in marriage, support through heartbreak and betrayal or guidance on adjusting to life after divorce.
Mentoring is my way of using life experience, education, training and wisdom to offer guidance. To help you to make—not just your relationships but your life—significantly better. To facilitate your journey from awareness to meaningful action, and offer a fresh perspective on old issues. It’s my invitation to get curious and dare I say, excited about the things you never imagined were possible for you.
Waking up feeling excited about my day means being aligned with my purpose, so I ask myself:
• Am I looking forward to the work I’m doing?
• Do I love and respect the clients I work with?
• Am I proud of the results we’re co-creating?
• Am I going all in and giving my absolute best?
• Does this work positively impact the ummah on a larger scale?
Fulfillment is being able to answer YES to all of those questions. So, if you are a brave soul, up for the challenge of healing and growth—who dreams of working with me and believe you’d make an incredible client I’d love to talk with you inshaAllah!
The Haven for Heartbreak Origin Story
I wasn’t always interested in healing work, but Allah’s plan led me to my calling. I was going through one of the hardest times of my life a few years ago. At the time, I had no way of knowing what would happen, if I would ever be okay again or where it would take me. Facing heartbreak and having to piece my life back together was something I could have never imagined would happen to me. What I did know, was that the experience would absolutely change me and my life forever.
My healing journey has been long and arduous. I dove into this world of healing and growth like my life depended on it, because in my new reality, it actually did. I have kids that need me and work to offer the world. I couldn’t just lay down and die, even if I wanted to. I had no other choice than to make a way. So I went on a mission to understand relationships, infidelity, trauma recovery, inner child and shadow work.
As time passed I slowly became the person you call when a sister is suffering from heartbreak, has discovered the infidelity and is left in the aftermath of the betrayal. By working with women struggling through their pain and grief, I realized that the few that do reach out for support were the exception; and the vast majority of Muslim women are still suffering from heartbreak alone.
I was blessed with the support of some of the best people I could ask for, Alhamdulillah; and Allah’s mercy carries me to this day. However, that’s not the case for most women going through this. The crushing pain, isolation, shame and intense fear they experience can be crippling; and when they need it the most, these women realize that no one truly understands what they’re going through and besides Allah (awj) they have nowhere to turn.
The idea of having a dedicated space for wounded souls to share, be heard and met with validation and understanding makes a world of difference on the path to recovery.
So, Haven for Heartbreak was born.