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Anxiety, Panic & Guilt of Masturbation

Anxiety, Panic & Guilt of Masturbation

In this counseling answer: ” If you are seeking a possible permanent change, then CBT may be effective for stopping masturbation. ” As Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Thank for writing to us with your most important question. Anxiety and panic disorders are most uncomfortable and at times frightening as I am sure you know. I applaud your ability …

I'm Too Sad & Worried about Non-Muslims

Why Do Some Disbelieve in God? I Feel So Sad

In this counseling answer: “While as Muslims we can teach others about Islam and Allah (swt), it is only Allah (swt) who guides whom He wills. By excessively worrying about this, sister, you are in essence trying to take control over what is Allah’s (swt).” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, Thank you for writing to us …

4 Steps for Overcoming Anxiety

Our fear is often worse than the things we are afraid of. Sometimes we fear some crisis occurring and that fear becomes a crisis in itself. Our fear of sickness may actually be the worst sickness to afflict us.

My Child Cries at Preschool Every Day!

In this counseling answer: “For some children, it helps that the parent stays close by for an extended period of time, to begin with. So, for example, it may be that for a few days you go in together and you stay with him the whole time so that he gets the chance to feel …

Afraid of the Future? 4 Ways to Combat Anxiety

Afraid of the Future? 4 Ways to Combat Anxiety

Anxiety is being afraid to face things which might happen. It’s being afraid to face our futures and the consequences of our actions. And it’s not just a psychological state. It affects our bodies in the following ways…

How to Overcome My Addiction, OCD, and Fears?

How to Overcome My Addiction, OCD, and Fears?

In this counseling answer: “I suggest you seek professional therapy for your ongoing issues. It will take some weeks of ongoing intervention. However, in the meantime, you can do a number of things to ease your current problems including most importantly seeking to strengthen and increase your faith, finding comfort in the remembrance of Allah …

Faith

Lost My Faith and Hope, I Need Help!

In this counseling answer: “Please do make a list of what you are feeling if you have experienced any trauma, when this “disconnection” began, as well as notate any other signs, symptoms in other area’s of your life.  Please do contact a therapist for an assessment and if needed, counseling and treatment.   As you have talked to …

My burkini freedom and anxiety

My Burkini Story - From Freedom to Anxiety

The burkini truly is liberating for me as a Muslim woman, it allows me to socialize more in different settings, it allows me to enjoy leisure activities and time with my children.

Social Anxiety & Mother’s Expectations Ruin My Life

Social Anxiety & Mother’s Expectations Ruin My Life

In this counseling answer: The counselor suggests: look at your list of aspirations and goals, find out what it is you are truly interested in, and what you may want to pursue as a career. Begin to view your future as a wide open opportunity to grow and succeed, not lingering in your mother’s shadow, but …

I’m Scared of Death & The Last Day

I’m Scared of Death & The Last Day

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing us. I’m sorry to hear about the distress you are going through, dear brother. It does, indeed, sound like you are suffering from anxiety disorder; however, only a counselor can assess you and make that diagnosis. Anxiety disorder/Panic disorder is very common with the ADAA putting estimates of adult suffers …



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