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A Surah that Consoled the Prophet… It will Relieve You Too

A Surah that Consoled the Prophet… It Will Relieve You Too

Do you feel disconnected with Allah, feel down, feel depressed or think maybe Allah doesn’t love you anymore… feel like your du`as are not being answered? Watch this, Sheikh Tawfique Chowdury gives a beautiful Tafsir of Surah Ad-Duha and shows how Allah choose the best for us. A must watch lecture for anyone looking for …

Feeling Isolated During Ramadan

Feeling Isolated During Ramadan

In this counseling answer: • Contact the mosque and find out if there are any Muslims who are near you. • Ramadan is about festivities, yes, but it is more so about your relationship with Allah (swt) and drawing closer to Him through fasting, personal study, prayer and other acts of worship. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Ramadan can …

How Ramadan is a Therapy For Depression

This Ramadan, I intend to observe closely the effects of fasting on my mood. If the clinicians’ observations are correct, it should increase alertness, positive feelings, sense of well-being and even euphoria. I was surprised…

My Family Doesn’t Show Love Towards Me

My Family Doesn’t Show Love Towards Me

In this counseling answer: • Seek out counseling to help you get through this difficult period in your life. • Writing a letter to your mom is a symbolic way of “laying your head in her lap” and crying. • Reassure your daughter that you will always be there for her no matter what. She will feel …

Will Allah Forgive Me for My Haram Relationship?

Will Allah Forgive Me for My Haram Relationship?

In this counseling answer: • Ask Allah to forgive you for your haram behavior. Repent and promise yourself that you will not have anything more to do with this boy. • It is his responsibility and his family’s responsibility to ensure that he does not fall into depression. As-Salaamu Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to …

A Depressed: How Do You Find Value in Living?

A Depressed: How Do You Find Value in Living?

In this counseling answer: • Counseling and often medication are very effective treatments for depression. • Support groups for depression are empowering. As Salam Alaykum sister, Thank you for your question. Yes, depression is very real. According to the NIMH, “An estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. …

After My Divorce, I’m Still Depressed

After Divorce, I’m Still Depressed

In this counseling answer: • Speak with your psychiatrist or counselor and inform them that you are still depressed and you would like to try other treatments. • Draw closer to Allah through prayer, reading Quran, attending the Masjid, joining sisters for social events. • Check out support groups for depression. As Salam Alaykum sister, Thank you …

6 Quranic Antidotes to Depression

Depressed? These 6 Quranic Antidotes will Ease You

Let no one tell you that you shouldn’t feel pain, that if you feel sad that means there’s something wrong with your belief. What your pain indicates to is that you’re a human being, and you’re like the Prophets and pious people, who were also human beings and used to feel pain.

How to Survive in a Troubled Family?

How to Survive in a Troubled Family?

In this counseling answer: “I suggest that you also get counseling. You have been under tremendous stress most of your life it seems and you are carrying the weight on your shoulders. Please do consider it. Relaxation & stress reduction exercises would also be helpful. Try to get out for fun social times with your …

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

In this counseling answer: Give your husband a chance to learn how to support you. If he refuses, please do pursue your right to health and happiness via a divorce. As Salamu Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing it to us regarding your concerns about your mental health and your marriage. I can imagine how traumatic …



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