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I Am No Longer Interested in Being a Muslim

I Am No Longer Interested in Being a Muslim

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Thank you for writing to us with your most important concerns and thank you for trusting us. Trust is an important factor when seeking answers, guidance, and comfort as well. It may be that perhaps you have not felt close enough or have not been able to trust enough people in …

Why Am I Anxious & How to Overcome It?

Why Am I Anxious & How to Overcome It?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum, Anxiety is a common disorder affecting millions of people of all ages, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses and so forth. In other words, it doesn’t discriminate. Restlessness in the night is also common, but tends to affect children and the elderly more so. Fear, however, may be related to the anxiety itself (as may …

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Marry Him While Still in High School?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Aleikom, I am glad to heard the you have been improved, that your anxiety and paranoia has been decreased, and that you feel healthy enough to pray. I am also happy that you feel your mindset has returned to normal. I am wondering if you have been seeing a counselor and that’s been …

Spirituality becomes a way to stay grounded in what is actually important and not what is just a distraction of this life.

Islamic Spirituality in the Modern World

Spirituality is comfort for the soul in an uncertain world. It becomes a way to cope with all that life throws at us. Spirituality becomes a way to stay grounded in what is actually important and not what is just a distraction of this life.But instead of working toward spirituality, many of us…

Mood Swings & Hallucinations: Am I Schizophrenic?

Mood Swings & Hallucinations: Am I Schizophrenic?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to propose a solution to your question. I strongly believe that you should visit a general practitioner as soon as possible when you feel any sort of discomfort physically or psychologically. Although as counselors we can propose a solution, we do not have …

Suffering from Death Phobia & Panic Attacks

Suffering from Death Phobia & Panic Attacks

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, I am sorry to hear you are going through difficult times with depression, panic, and anxiety.  It is definitely a challenge to deal with them, to say the least. As you are now experiencing thoughts and fears of death and dying, it compounds the issues. While fears of death and dying …

Studying Abroad; I Miss My Husband

Studying Abroad; I Miss My Husband

Answer: As-Salaam ‘Aleikom sister, Thank you for writing to us about your problem. I will try my best to answer your questions, In sha’ Allah. You must be going through a hard time. It is important to remember that the reason you currently live apart from your husband is because of your studies. If you …

Healing the Scars of My Mother’s Abuse

Healing the Scars of My Mother’s Abuse

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom, What you describe here does sound like you went through child abuse, both in the physical and the emotional level. Hitting you and locking you outside of the house are what we might call physical abuse, whereas making you feel like imperfect and making you feel like responsible for your mother’s potential …

I Hate My Body

I Hate My Body

Answer: As-Salamu ’Alaikum sister, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to suggest a solution to your current situation. You have sought help from all the possible means such as medication, therapy, meditation; however, none of these treatments have worked. Unfortunately, nothing will work if your own perception of life does not change. …

I Need Help for My Homicidal Thoughts

I Need Help for My Homicidal Thoughts & Schizophrenia

Answer: As-Salamu ’Alaikum, I am sorry to hear that you are having such disturbing thoughts. I imagine these thoughts are very scary to you and may cause you some anxiety while experiencing them. The fact that you can articulate how you feel and discuss your feelings openly (and not wanting to follow through with them) …



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