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My Teen Daughter Ignores Me, What Should I Do?

In this counseling answer: “While you desire that she discusses her problems with you, the truth is you cannot force her to sister, you can only share of yourself in an open way and hope that she will share with and confide in you as well, though it may take time. Be patient with her and …

Lack of Romance Due to Wife's Bad Breath

Lack of Romance Due to Wife's Bad Breath

In this counseling answer: “Constant bad breath is not normal and needs to be addressed not only for your enjoyment of her essence but more importantly for her health.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, I admire your love and passion for your wife after all these years; it is, indeed, a precious gift. I am sorry to …

I Feared of Loneliness, So I Got Married

I Feared of Loneliness, So I Got Married

In this counseling answer: “When one of the spouses becomes abusive and inflicts physical, mental, or emotional torture, and is not willing to change by taking practical measures through therapy or counseling, then it is a valid reason for seeking divorce.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear …

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 …

How to Handle the Pain of Unrequited Love

How to Handle the Pain of Unrequited Love

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly ask that you start writing a journal. I ask that you write in it daily, noting your feelings, thoughts, and wishes. I also want you to in sha’ Allah makes a list of all your positive traits, qualities, and aspirations. I want you to make another list of your blessings. Read them …

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, Thank you …

bully

My Child Is A Bully, How to Deal with That?

In this counseling answer: “In order to combat his need to bully, try to re-enforce his positive qualities, tell him you love him often, yet teach him about consequences if he does bully. As you mentioned you use time out at home for his bad behaviors at school yet that has not worked, try a …

Husband Has No Love for Me

Husband Has No Love for Me

In this counseling answer: • See a marriage counselor get to the root of the problems. • You, your husband and children would function better as a family if you lived in your own home, separate from your mother in law. Salamu ‘Alaikum, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear of …

My Toddler Biting His Nails, What to Do?

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest that you keep an eye on your son and keep a journal on when he bites his nails, are there any events which precede his nail-biting as well as his general emotional state before, during and after the nail-biting. Also notating the number of times a day …

I Hit My Child and Feel Guilty

In this counseling answer: ” I would kindly suggest getting her into counseling with a child therapist as well as getting yourself engaged in therapy for your own issues which has led to anger, rage and uncontrollable violent towards your daughter. In the meantime, if you feel you cannot refrain from hurting your daughter, please do let …



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