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A Working Muslim: I Don’t Feel Ramadan

A Working Muslim: I Don’t Feel Ramadan

In this counseling answer: In Ramadan, Muslims should organize their time according to their abilities. Even if you are a working Muslim, there are many ways to benefit from this blessed month. You can read at least a few verses from the Quran after each prayer or whenever you have a break at work; say …

Husband Cheated with a Prostitute: Shall I Seek Divorce?

Husband Cheated with a Prostitute: Shall I Seek Divorce?

In this counseling answer: • Martial counseling will help both of you talk about how your current situation is affecting both of you. • You need to ask yourself and your gut whether this marriage is worth fighting for. As-Salam ‘Alaikum dear sister,   It seems you’ve been going through a difficult marital life. I’m …

Ramadan Makes Me Feel Guilty and Delinquent

Ramadan Makes Me Feel Guilty and Delinquent

In this counseling answer: • Make use of this Ramadan and try to understand yourself better. • You need to seriously reflect on the reason why you carry this feeling of guilt around. As-Salamu `Alaykum, Thank you for your question and your honesty regarding your feelings about Ramadan. I think your insight into your inner …

Don’t Wives Have Value in Islam?

Don’t Wives Have Value in Islam?

In this counseling answer: • Islam prohibits abuse. It is a sin. • If you have family in the area, I suggest you reach out to them. • Seek counseling. As Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Yes! You have many rights in Islam as a Muslim, as a woman, as a wife, and a mother. Please see this …

My Outbursts of Anger Affect My Family

My Outbursts of Anger Affect My Family

In this counseling answer: • You will find comfort in prayer and confidence in your awareness that Allah (swt) is guiding you and helping you to correct yourself. • Don’t just say sorry; develop an action plan for your own personal development in order to increase the probability that you won’t have serious angry outbursts which can …

Fears and Depression; I Lost My Son in Ramadan

Fears and Depression; I Lost My Son in Ramadan

In this counseling answer: • Reach out to a local family therapist that you feel comfortable visiting with your son and discuss your symptoms. • I would highly encourage you to continue praying Tahajjud. Salam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for your question. To make sure that I understand your points correctly: you lost your child last …

A Working Father: How to Manage My Time in Ramadan?

A Working Father: How to Manage My Time in Ramadan?

In this counseling answer: • Make a daily time chart for these activities. • Ensure you are getting good rest as well as lots of good, energy-sustaining foods for iftar and suhoor. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Indeed, it is a very long time between magrib and fajr where you are. I would suggest that you use this time to read …

I Can’t Live with the Shame of My Past

I Can’t Live with the Shame of My Past

In this counseling answer: • Stop the blame and take ownership of what you have done. • Pray as much as possible and get yourself involved in new activities. Dear brother, Before we look at your situation, you need to know the underlying fact that your move to approach AboutIslam is already a step closer towards achieving …

How Do Arab Men Think?

How Do Arab Men Think?

In this counseling answer: Arabic culture is a broad concept. Thus, your focus should be more on understanding the patterns and trends of your individual family members directly within the broader context. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, Great question! First of all, there is no absolute framework for how men, Arabs, or Arab men think. Let’s look at a …

In Ramadan, My Wife Doesn't Want to Sleep with Me

In Ramadan, My Wife Doesn't Want to Sleep with Me

In this counseling answer: • You could help her with the cooking, looking after the children during the day, if there are any, or you could take her out for iftar. • Show her love; tell your wife that you appreciate all of her work during the day to prepare iftar and perform other duties while she is fasting. As-Salamu …



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