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I Haven’t Done Well in My Entry Tests; I’m Depressed

I Haven’t Done Well in My Entry Tests; I’m Depressed

In this counseling answer: The difference between a successful and an unsuccessful individual is not IQ or test scores, but rather grit, or perseverance. So, evaluate yourself and your study habits. Make a list of ways in which you can improve. As-Salamu ’Alaikum dear sister, I am glad that you have placed your trust in …

A Perfectionist’s Scars of Bullying

A Perfectionist’s Scars of Bullying

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, You have presented a lot of issues. It seems you have an immense amount of pressure dealing with parental expectations, school, and your own selfhood. Unfortunately, I will not be able to address them at length in my response but will provide some general advice. Consult with a school counselor about all …

Marriage, an Obstacle to Fulfilling My Dreams

Marriage, an Obstacle to Fulfilling My Dreams

Answer: As-Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullah dear sister,  Thank you so much for your question and your honesty. It seems you really want to complete your education, but there have been obstacles in your way. Firstly, I would go to a doctor to speak about your depression. Sometimes, severe depression can be helped by some medication …

Prayers for Tests

Asalamu Alaikum Sumayya,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. May Allah reward you abundantly for your interest in knowing your religion.  As for the first point of your question, there isn’t any surah (chapter) in the holy Quran named “durud al abideen”. But since “durud” in your dialect means dua (supplication), then perhaps you simply mean a …

What Supplications Help with Studying?

Wa Alaikum Assalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh Sara, Thank you for contacting Ask About Islam with your question. You can always say something from your heart, in your own language, asking Allah Almighty the owner and originator of knowledge to help you in your studies and increase your concentration. You can read the duas recommended by our Prophet …

How to Focus While Studying?

Wa Alaikum Assalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh Sara, Thank you for contacting Ask About Islam with your question. Seeking knowledge is highly praised in Islam, as you know. And studying followed by exams is the normal way to increase in knowledge and to move to higher levels of certification. Distractions in today’s world are many, and …



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