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They Forced Me to Marry My Cousin

They Forced Me to Marry My Cousin

In this counseling answer: • Talk to your parents further about this and go with them to consult and seek advice from a local Imam or religious scholar. • Before you do anything at all, we urge you to learn about the Istikharah (supplication for guidance) Prayer. As-Salamu `Alaykum,  Thank you so much for writing to us …

Dealing with Cultural Differences in a Marriage

Dealing with Cultural Differences in a Marriage

In this counseling answer: • A way to overcome this is to educate each other about your different cultural backgrounds. Talk to each other about traditions within your cultures and expectations for the man and the woman or treatment of others, for example. • Never lose hope that Allah (swt) will see you both through, …

Wanted to Marry, but Rumors Stood Between Us

Wanted to Marry, but Rumors Stand Between Us

In this counseling answer: • The first thing you need to do is to speak directly with your parents about your feelings towards this young man. You need to come clean and explain to them everything. • If Allah (swt) has written that you marry this man, then you will marry him no matter what. …

Depression & My Arranged Marriage

Depression & My Arranged Marriage

In this counseling answer: • I suggest that you both seek marriage counseling in order to help you adjust to this marriage and to create a bond. • If after trying all you can your marriage still does not work, you may seek a divorce. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear brother, I am sorry to hear of …

Arranged Marriage: Out of Date or Best Option?

Arranged Marriage: Out of Date or Best Option?

Nina was 18 when she went to University, pursuing her dream in Interior Designing. She did not have plans to marry until she graduated, but she met a “friend” the following year from the next faculty. They decided to marry after graduation and she slowly broke the news to her parents. Her parents initially were …

Husband Left Me & The Kids for Another Woman

Husband Left Me & The Kids for Another Woman

In this counseling answer: “He has violated your Islamic rights in numerous ways, as well as the rights of your children. Based on what you have shared, there is very little that you can do – practically speaking – to fix the situation, beyond going to the courts. While I know that going to court is …

Husband Loves His Sisters More Than Me

Husband Loves His Sisters More Than Me

As-Salamu ‘Aleikom, In this video, you will learn about: The possible reasons why your husband feels so concerned about his sisters How to communicate with your husband at this time How to deal with your sisters-in-law *** Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated in this response are very general and purely based on the limited information …

Middle-Eastern Marriages: Like a Lottery?

Middle-Eastern Marriages: Like a Lottery?

In this counseling answer: “My advice is to honor the cultural customs so long as they do not infringe on the clear Islamic guidelines I have mentioned above. In case that happens, you must be open and communicate your needs to your family. You need to remind them and present to them the Islamic evidence for …

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I'm Not Attracted to My Wife, Help!

In this counseling answer:  “Brother, your wife sounds wonderful.  She’s pious, she’s smart (she’s a doctor), she loves you and treats you well, and she seems very patient and compassionate-given the circumstances she is in.  She sounds like many men’s dream girl in fact. Brother, I think you do in fact realize this and are …

In the Name of Islam, My Life Was Destroyed

In the Name of Islam, My Life Was Destroyed

In this counseling answer: “It sounds like you are really at odds with your culture, not with your religion. You are at odds with your life and your husband’s decisions, not Islam. I would encourage you to strengthen your relationship with your faith. If you choose to stay in your marriage, you may have to start demanding …



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