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I Feel Bad Turning His Proposal Down

I Feel Bad Turning His Proposal Down

As Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, Often times, men take it personal when they offer a marriage proposal and are turned down. I guess, who wouldn’t be, right? But it seems he may be taking it to extremes from what you stated about his profile pictures. However, as you said “no” to the proposal, I am wondering …

I Want to Help the Sick & Poor: How to Get Involved?

I Want to Help the Sick & Poor: How to Get Involved?

In this counseling answer: • Write down a list of the issues in your community or elsewhere that are of high need. Chose a few that you feel you could offer the most benefit to. • Check out your local Masjid and see what charitable events are going on there. • Network with others in the mosque. …

Want to Improve My Communication Skills Before the Interview

Want to Improve My Communication Skills Before the Interview

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, First of all, alhumdulilah that you are getting closer to Allah (swt). This is the best change anyone can make in their lives as Allah (swt) is most merciful and most forgiving. By living our lives in accordance to His (swt) commands and guidelines, we can be assured that we …

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Leaving Children with Non-Muslim In-laws while Going to Hajj

In this counseling answer: •By re-enforcing Islamic behaviors and practices while you are away, you are planting little seeds of remembrances in their hearts. They can use these words from you as guidance should unIslamic behaviors or practices occur. •You may want to talk with them about your sons staying with them by first thanking …

I’m Antisocial & Travelling a Lot: Should I Remain Single?

I’m Antisocial & Travelling a Lot: Should I Remain Single?

In this counseling answer: • Take some quiet time for introspection. Keep a journal about what you feel. • I recommend that you seek therapy. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, Thank you for writing to us with your most important concerns. It sounds as if your work is one of great charity and benefit for those you …

After Hajj, I Feel The Need to Help Refugees

After Hajj, I Feel The Need to Help Refugees

In this counseling answer: • You may want to assist the refugees with food, water, assisting with employment, taking a family in your home for shelter and so on if you are in a location that is close to them. • If you live far away, you may want to do a charity benefit, start …

My Daughters Do Not Stop Fighting!

In this counseling answer: “For instance, instead of lashing out by yelling or hitting, teach them to restrain themselves by giving them an alternative expression of anger such as counting, walking away, taking a time out, or redirecting the anger into another activity such as exercise, writing, or talking with you when they feel anger …

I Feel So Much Jealous of Pilgrims

I Feel So Much Jealous of Pilgrims

In this counseling answer: • While we are all humans who get jealous at times, it is something we should strive to overcome. • Think and speak in the positive. • Make du’aa’ to Allah (swt) to remove the feeling of jealousy, increase your wealth so you are able to make Hajj, and, in sha’ Allah, help you …

Sexually Harassed While Performing Hajj

Sexually Harassed While Performing Hajj

In this counseling answer: • I kindly suggest you make du’aa’ to Allah (swt), asking Him (swt) to help you erase this from your mind so you can enjoy the profound blessings and experiences from Hajj. • You did nothing wrong. He did.  Please, sister, don’t let it tarnish your feelings for all Muslim men. More importantly, …

Hajj: How Will It Affect My Life?

Hajj: How Will It Affect My Life?

In this counseling answer: • Make du’aa’ to Allah (swt) before Hajj regarding your intention. • During Hajj, one focuses on Allah (swt) in love, devotion, and thought and leaves most worldly thinking behind. • Hajj also brings together Muslims from every walk of life in a state of brotherhood/sisterhood that negates any differences in tribal, “racial”, …



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