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Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

In this counseling answer: Give your husband a chance to learn how to support you. If he refuses, please do pursue your right to health and happiness via a divorce. As Salamu Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing it to us regarding your concerns about your mental health and your marriage. I can imagine how traumatic …

Dua for Depression and Worries

A Dua to Say When Depressed and Worried

Prophet Muhammad taught us a dua against despondency which, in amazing brevity, also reveals the consequences of acute depression. The dua reads as follow: “O’ Allah I seek your protection from anxiety, sorrow, inability, laziness, cowardice…

Dealing with Grief and Loss as a New Muslim

Dealing with Grief and Loss as a New Muslim

One of the very first emotions experienced by someone that learns about the death of a loved one is shock. It manifests itself as a “punch to the gut” and results in a wide range of emotions that include intense grief, anger, sadness, confusion and bewilderment.

How to Cope with Fear of Death & Snake Phobia

How to Cope with Fear of Death & Snake Phobia

In this counseling answer: “It seems your anxiety holds you back from too many things and disturbs your daily life. Therefore, I highly encourage you to seek help from a professional as soon as possible. Phobias are highly treatable, brother, usually by Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Desensitization, or Exposure Therapy, and medication. With the help of Allah, inshallah …

Depression, Anxiety and Guilt

Depression, Anxiety, and Guilt

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Thank you for sending us your question. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing “immense depression and anxiety” ever since you graduated. I ask Allah to guide you to what is best for you and to fill your time with positivity and achievement. Brother, you have every right to …

Serenity is a Light From God

Serenity is a Light From God

The believer that is connected to Allah is living in His companionship. If Allah is with you, who is it that that can be against you? But if Allah is against you, who is it that can claim being with you? That feeling of companionship is priceless.

My Life is Full of Fear

My Life is Full of Fear

In this counseling answer: “In the meantime, when these obtrusive thoughts come into your mind, picture a big red stop sign (to deflect the oncoming thought) and try to stop it in its track. This may take several attempts, but I am confident you can do it.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, While I am not sure if …

What Happens When We Rely on God?

What Happens When We Rely on God?

Have you ever had that feeling of anxiety in your heart? What if it doesn’t work out? What if you never get over it? The truth is that we have all felt this way at some point in our lives. Sometimes, the uncertainty is just too much to bear, or the hardship of a moment prevents us from seeing any light at the end of the tunnel.

Husband Anxious About Everything Under the Sun

Husband Anxious About Everything Under the Sun

In this counseling answer: “Then consider best case scenario, and talk about that. The idea is to plan for worst-case scenario/outcome while expecting the best. Let your spouse know that you expect best case scenario, but can handle the worst and that you are with him all the way, whatever happens. This kind of reassurance …



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