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My Fear of Death & How to Overcome It

My Fear of Death & How to Overcome It

In this counseling answer: “According to psychologist Erikson, the life stage you are in now is referred to as “Intimacy versus Isolation”. At this stage of development, young people seek out close relationships which result in lifelong friendships, marriages, and stronger family ties. When these relationships are absent, it can lead to isolation, depression, even anxiety …

I Can’t Forgive My Wife Who Cheated On Me

I Can’t Forgive My Wife Who Cheated On Me

In this counseling answer: “Wounds take time to heal. If she truly repented to Allah for her actions, I would suggest that you move forward and closer.  Pray together, read Qur’an together, go to Islamic events together. This will draw you closer to Allah and to each other and build a stronger foundation for your marriage.” As-Salamu …

Family Is Against My Hijab: I’m Depressed

Family Is Against My Hijab: I’m Depressed

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, It is wonderful to hear that you have begun to practice Islam ma sha’ Allah and take an interest in learning more about it and applying your knowledge in your daily life. May Allah (SWT) bless you and make your path easy. In your obedience and pursuit to please Allah …

anger

I Am Always Angry At My Mother

In this counseling answer: “First, think before you speak. In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to say something you’ll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything —in fact, when you feel your anger starting to rise, picture a STOP sign in your mind. Count to 10, and …

Zina

I'm Pregnant from Zina, and Refused to Abort the Child

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest sister that if you have not already, that you repent to Allah for the zina, get your life together in terms of getting closer to Allah and an having Islamic (life) foundation from which to seek shelter, comfort and mercy in Him. Please do start going to the Masjid if you are …

Parents Don't Agree to My Marriage!

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest brother, that if you and the girl desire to marry that you do so. I would respectfully and kindly sit with your parents and inform them of your decision. Use the Qur’an to illustrate how we are to chose our mates. ” As-salamu alaykum brother, Shokran for …

How to Deal with Low Self-Esteem?

How to Deal with Low Self-Esteem?

In this counseling answer: “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered – just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” As Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Thank you for trusting us with your most important questions. May Allah bless and guide …

Speaking difficulties

My Daughter Has Difficulties Speaking Clearly

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest that you take her out somewhere calm and nice, perhaps lunch or dinner and talk with her about some of your experiences when you were her age. Share with her times that maybe you felt awkward and shy, or even fearful and how you overcame it. Please do assure …

Fed Up With Mentally Disabled Child

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest getting involved with support groups for parents with children who have disabilities. These groups can provide a wealth of support as you will meet other parents who have gone through the same emotions and feelings you are experiencing right now. You can learn great coping skills from them, …

low self esteem

My Daughter Has Low Self-Esteem

In this counseling answer: “Get your daughter enrolled in some Islamic classes for children which focus on the beauty of the heart (compassion, kindness, etc), of worship as well as intellectual abilities. You may want to get her involved with children’s groups that go hiking, play games together, study Qur’an, go to fun places as …



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