Shakira, a young Muslim woman is helping and encouraging young women to be sexually abstinent. Shakira got pregnant at age eighteen and disappointed her family but despite her able to complete her nursing degree. With this experience she decided being abstinent will not only be beneficial for her son in the future but also that she would help other young girls to be sexually abstinent. Shakira leads abstinence workshops at Mosques in New Jersey where she lives. She also helps her peers in college while studying for her doctorate degree. She believes that all youth need to learn the emotional and spiritual benefits of sexual abstinence. Emotionally youth practicing sexual abstinence have higher self-esteem compared to sexually-active youth. The spiritual benefit of saving sex until marriage is that you are guarding your temple where God dwells.