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How to Overcome My Addiction, OCD, and Fears?

How to Overcome My Addiction, OCD, and Fears?

In this counseling answer: “I suggest you seek professional therapy for your ongoing issues. It will take some weeks of ongoing intervention. However, in the meantime, you can do a number of things to ease your current problems including most importantly seeking to strengthen and increase your faith, finding comfort in the remembrance of Allah …

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Addiction: Sin or Disease?

Salam Dear Abid, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. What is Addiction? First of all, let us see what addiction is. The experts who have contributed to the site, familydoctor.org write: “Addiction is a disease that affects your brain and your behavior. You have control over your choice to start …

Distraction in the Age of Digital Addiction

Distraction in the Age of Digital Addiction

Prophets and wise men sought isolation and practiced contemplation. But this practice seems to be all but lost in the modern world, with people craving, and even becoming addicted to, distractions. It is hard to escape technology in the digital age. Most of us don’t want to. After all, we can do amazing things with …

Reason You Should Avoid Drug Abuse … It's Not About Health Risks!

Reason You Should Avoid Drug Abuse … It's Not About Health Risks!

Why do many youth resort to drug abuse? Does it really compensate for lack of certain personal qualities? Ustadh Fadel Soliman raises interesting points in this informative video. God created us free; So, how to avoid being enslaved by addiction, even to halal substances? Do not become a victim of addiction and arm yourself with the …

Inspiring Stories of Reverts Freed from Addiction

David, an American revert, was addicted to alcohol, and opiate drugs, including Oxycontin, marijuana, and Xanax. He used alcohol and marijuana during high school at 15. He continued to use up until the age of 30, looking for an “escape” from the life he had…

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Tips to Cure Your Addictions this Ramadan

Ramadan is a time that many Muslims look forward to. However, the prospect of fasting for a month can also be frightening for some – especially those with addictions.

Why Can't Muslims Gamble?

Salam (Peace) Andy, Thank you for your question. It is true that gambling is prohibited in Islam. The Noble Quran, which Muslims believe to be God’s Book of Guidance for mankind, states: {O you who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan’s handwork: eschew such (abomination), …

My Husband, the Marijuana Addict

My Husband, the Marijuana Addict

Answer: As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, To address your issues regarding your husband’s substance abuse, it is important to recognize this healing will require two phases. Phase I: Rebuilding Trust In order to rebuild trust, we must trust! It sounds like your husband has not been able to achieve this with you yet based on what you …

Husband Is A Lady’s Man

Husband Is A Lady’s Man

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaykum, Thank you for writing to us. We make du`aa’ that we are able to continue offering help to you and others who seek out our services, in sha’ Allah. You are to be commended for maintaining such a polite tone despite the frustrations you have been experiencing with your husband. May Allah Most High grant …

Masturbation from a Different Perspective

Masturbation from a Different Perspective

Answer: As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum dear brother in Islam, Thank you for asking this very important, but sensitive question. I am glad that About Islam offers people a safe place to ask such questions about things that are vital to our lives such as sex. Our sex drive is second only to our “survival mechanism” – our …



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