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4 Ways to Conquer Anti-Muslim Bullying

4 Ways to Conquer Anti-Muslim Bullying

In this counseling answer: • You should not keep it inside you and should not feel alone. • Report all bullying to an authority figure. • Be patient and believe in yourself. As-Salam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for writing to us about your problem. I appreciate it and will try to help you the best I can, in …

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As a Step Mom, I'm Being Abused

In this counseling answer: “If you are the only one “parenting” and the father is not participating in co-creating a family system with you, then you might have to back out/away and simply let your husband and the girls know that you are stretched as far as you can be stretched, and that they will need to …

How to Help My Brother & Sister Have a Good Relationship Again?

How to Help My Brother & Sister Have a Good Relationship Again?

In this counseling answer: • Counseling would be a good place to start in. If she is able, then perhaps you could offer to attend with her to support her if she will allow you. Simply being there for her will give her the support that she needs in overcoming her difficulties. • He may be …

What to Do with My Horrendous Childhood Memories?

Check out this counseling answer: • You need to seek professional help, such as counseling, in order to be able to process the feelings that you have towards your father and your mother. • Let him know that you are thankful to Allah for granting you such a husband and that you look forward to …

My Granddaughter Hits me, How Should I Handle It?

In this counseling answer: “As her grandparent, she knows that you love her unconditionally and therefore you become the easy target for her aggression, which may well be a projection of the anger and frustration she is feeling towards the situation of her parent’s divorce. Whilst her abuse towards you is unacceptable, understanding her own perspective …

Husband Neglects & Abuses Me

Husband Neglects & Abuses Me

In this counseling answer: • The truth of the matter is that verbal abuse hurt as badly if not more than the physical abuse. • Speak to him when you both are alone in a good and respectful manner. Tell him how much you get hurt when he uses harsh words to you. Communication is …

My Abusive Father is Ruining Our Life

My Abusive Father is Ruining Our Life

In this counseling answer: • At least you can ask your mother to go for counseling as it will help her as an individual. She needs someone to talk to and get advice from a professional person. • Make the most of the time at home by bonding closer with your mother. As-Salam ‘Aleikum, There is …

Husband Has Become Radical; Help!

Husband Has Become Radical; Help!

In this counseling answer:  • No one should be forced (or chose) to live in a hostile, violent home; no one! Allah (swt) did not create you to be abused and hurt, sister. Please, do not go back to him. • Initiate the divorce as soon as possible. • Please continue to study Islam and …

Cousin Emotionally Abuses Me to Marry Him

Cousin Emotionally Abuses Me to Marry Him

In this counseling answer: Whilst it’s not possible to go back and change things, you can repent for these actions, avoid ending up in this situation again and seek marriage in a halal way. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, It is understandable why you feel distressed in this situation, especially because you have now been involuntarily forced …

He Turned Violent & Unfaithful After Marriage

He Turned Violent & Unfaithful After Marriage

In this counseling answer: • If your husband hasn’t sincerely repented, these haram behaviors may continue with other women, drugs, and now violence. • Call the hotline, meet with a counselor and make plans to leave. Get to a safe place! As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for writing in with your question. I am a bit …



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