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Mother with Mental Illness, What About the Kids?

In this counseling answer: “The smooth important thing, to begin with, is supporting her to get some help; both physical in terms of medication if she is agreeable to this as well as psychological so that she can be supported to explore ways to deal with her distressing symptoms.If you can support her in finding …

My Life is Empty

My Life is Empty

In this counseling answer: Piety is worth far much more on the scales than any material achievement. Take up a new hobby or take a course. Holiday or visiting somewhere new; meet new people. As-Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh brother, First of all, let me begin by making a big correction to your statement. …

Why Does Allah Not Help Me?

Why Does Allah Not Help Me?

In this counseling answer: “Understand that if Allah has written something for you, it will happen. Likewise, if it’s not for you then it won’t happen. Sometimes it can be difficult to accept these things when it’s something that we really desire. However, it is necessary to be confident in Allah’s plan.” Wa Alaikum salaam wa …

My Brother Died Suddenly; I Feel Heartbroken

My Brother Died Suddenly; I Feel Heartbroken

In this counseling answer: “Find peace in His remembrance as you learn to accept and adjust to the situation. Remember the positives and be patient with the whole process.” Wa Alaikum salaam wa Rahmatullah wa barakatuh brother, Inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon. From Allah we came and to Him we return. I am sorry …

These Verses will Relieve You When You’re Depressed

These Verses will Relieve You When You’re Depressed

Many times when we’re depressed we think: Is this all my life is going to be? Is it never going to get better? This verse serves as a perfect answer to those questions, reminding us that life in this world is temporary and that Aakhira is certainly a better…

Feeling Depressed After an Affair with My Friend

Feeling Depressed After an Affair with My Friend

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, I would like to break down some points for you: When you accepted to go to your friend’s house for dinner, as you have done many times before, you also accepted to be exposed to this temptation. Thus, in order to avoid such situations, Allah (swt) imposes some limitations on interaction …

I Lost a Large Amount of Money; I Feel Depressed

I Lost a Large Amount of Money; I Feel Depressed

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear brother, This is quite a rollercoaster you have faced in such a short space of time. Going through any such distress is enough to disorientate anyone. May Allah (swt) reward your good intentions in the whole process, desiring to please Him (swt) in the way that you respond to this situation. “Verily, …

4 Ways to Conquer Anti-Muslim Bullying

4 Ways to Conquer Anti-Muslim Bullying

Answer: As-Salam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for writing to us about your problem. I appreciate it and will try to help you the best I can, in sha’Allah. What you face in college is very sad and painful for a person to go through. What you are describing here is verbal and physical bullying. Verbal bullying …

How to Tell My Wife I’m Depressed?

How to Tell My Wife I’m Depressed?

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for sharing your question, brother. It is totally understandable that you don’t feel your sense of purpose is fulfilled, especially when you cannot provide for your family. This tends to be a very deep need for many men, to really feel accomplished and to feel their bring value to their …

Hopeless Husband After One Year

Hopeless Husband After One Year

Answer: Dear Brother A, I would like to say first that no matter how bad situations may seem there is always hope, even when we as human beings are at our lowest points in life. It is very important when going through difficult situations, such as a divorce, to take time to reflect on the …



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