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Fear of Marriage: I Am Not Good Enough for Anyone

Fear of Marriage: I Am Not Good Enough for Anyone

In this counseling answer: • You may need to address your past abuse of being bullied. • Return to your counselor and discuss with him the fact that you still feel very much depressed and continue to suffer from low self-esteem. • Widen your Islamic social circle in order to meet a variety of Muslims. …

Fiancé Cannot Accept My Sinful Past

Fiancé Cannot Accept My Sinful Past

In this counseling answer: • Since Allah has covered a person’s sins, it is not anyone’s business to seek to lift Allah’s cover of confidentiality. • Point out that if Allah has provided the provision for your forgiveness by Him the Almighty, why does he feel that he is in a position to place himself …

praying

My Kids Dislike Praying,They Do it Only to Obey Us!

In this counseling answer: •Find out what it is about making salah that they don’t like and discuss these points with them with the hopes of nullifying the dislike insha’Allah. I would continue to have them pray with you sister for you are building up good habits within them.  While right now they do not like praying, you …

Disobedient

How to Deal with My Disobedient Daughter?

In this counseling answer: •You may also want to explain to her that as a young adult now, she has increased responsibilities for her actions. In discussing her swearing and disrespect, you may want to ask her if she speaks to her friends in such a manner as well as remind her of her Islamic …

Lack of Family Affection Made Me Depressed

In this counseling answer: • Love and appreciate yourself. Appreciate who you are and what you have accomplished. Appreciate your desire for healthy goals, and your piety and love for Allah. • I urge you to reflect on the meaning of family, love, affection, and support. In fact, make a list containing these four words and …

School Is not Abiding by Islamic Rules

In this counseling answer: •By exposing your son to various holidays you are preparing him to deal effectively with different groups of people in the world with different belief systems, while maintaining his Islamic identity and belief system. •Continue to build a solid Islamic foundation at home, keep the lines of communication open and ask him …

Respect

My Son Doesn't Respect Me

In this counseling answer: •Talk with him about what is bothering him (age appropriate). •Do more listening rather than talking. Spend time with him doing things he finds enjoyable. •Ask about school, how things are going for him as far as friends, grades and studies. •Get him involved in Islamic studies for children as well as fun Islamic activities. …

Withdrawn Daughter

Our Jokes Made My Daughter Withdrawn!

In this counseling answer: •Go to your daughter (along with your husband) and apologize to her for saying anything mean, making fun of her and comparing her to her sister. •Please do assure her that you love her just the way she is, that she is a worthy, beautiful, and intelligent young lady, and that …

Don’t Wives Have Value in Islam?

Don’t Wives Have Value in Islam?

In this counseling answer: • Islam prohibits abuse. It is a sin. • If you have family in the area, I suggest you reach out to them. • Seek counseling. As Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Yes! You have many rights in Islam as a Muslim, as a woman, as a wife, and a mother. Please see this …

I Feel I'm Just a Maid for My Husband

I Feel I'm Just a Maid for My Husband

In this counseling answer:  • Make istikharah to Allah for direction. • Ask your husband to attend marriage counseling with you to try to save the marriage. As Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, First, may Allah (swt) reward you for your piety and patience. You are a beautiful sister who deserves to be treated with kindness, love, and respect. You are …



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