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How Can I Teach Prayer to My Toddler ?

In this counseling answer: To responding the questioner who asks how to let her kid start taking part in the prayer, the counselor advises her to learn the prayer through example and interactivity; as lectures don’t cut it! the learning process has to be interactive. Wa ‘alaikum Salaam, This is the easiest and hardest question …

Smoking

My Teen Son Is Smoking, What Should I Do?

In this counseling answer: “I do not know how long your son has been smoking, but he is probably addicted. In this case, if he agrees, you may want to get medical intervention such as the patch or gum to ease withdrawal symptoms. If he does not agree to quit, you can only continue to …

Husband

My Husband Hits Our Children

 In this counseling answer: •You should ask Allah to help your husband change his ways and view himself in an objective light. •You need to educate yourself as to why your husband’s actions are potentially damaging to the children, himself, and the family as a whole. • You may want to consider confronting him in …

children

How to Approach My Disbelieving Children?

In this counseling answer: This sister reverted to Islam recently and she doesn’t know how to deal with her disbelieving children. Therefore, the counselor advises her to not pressure them to believe or even to understand. At this point, the only thing should be to ask them to accept/tolerate and respect. Just have discussions with …

My Parents

My Parents' Arguments Upset Me

In this counseling answer: “Speak to them kindly and perhaps let them know that you are sharing your feelings to help keep your family unified so as not to allow Satan to come between all of you. A family that is solid, following Allah’s commands and being merciful to one another will enter Jannah by …

Siblings

What Is the Best Age Spacing Between Siblings?

In this counseling answer: “Spacing children over 3 years has many advantages such as spending quality time with the child without having to take care of others, the mom’s body is healed from childbirth; costs and needs are lower; and parents may have more quality time to spend with each other to retain that closeness and reduce stress” …

Friends

Didn't Make Many Muslim Friends

In this counseling answer: •You should try to search for a masjid or Islamic center in your area. •Please be flexible with the kinds of people you meet. You might be tempted to compare the new friends with those you have back home. Try to avoid doing that. •It might be better for you to only have one …

Puberty

When Shall I Talk to My Daughter about Puberty?

In this counseling answer: “I kindly suggest that you look at this as an opportunity to be a part of her growth and development so she will feel she can talk to you about anything.  It will insha’Allah bring you both to a new level of closeness and bonding. In a turmoil time such as puberty, your daughter …

Children Engaged in Homosexuality, What to Do?

In this counseling answer: •Parents should be able to discuss sexuality with children with age-appropriate education concerning what they are feeling, what behaviors are acceptable and which are not. •By educating children on what they may see and learn in society versus what we as Muslims follow, is important as it separates societal behaviors from …

Suicide

Thinking of Committing Suicide after Rape

In this counseling answer: “While suicide is haram and a very desperate and sad way for a girl to escape these horrors, rape and torture is haram as well. Communities must come together and form coalitions, groups of defenders. That is to say that these girls should be protected by the men (and women) of the community.” …



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