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I Feel My Sister is Jealous of Me

I Feel My Sister is Jealous of Me

In this counselling answer: “Oftentimes, younger siblings experience feelings of low self-esteem, jealousy, as well as feelings of inadequacy, especially if the older sibling is getting a lot of attention for successes or accomplishments.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing to us with your concerns about your sister.  You must love your sister very much …

How Can I Help My Bisexual Friend?

How Can I Help My Bisexual Friend?

In this counseling answer: • Encourage him to seek counseling for his mental health difficulties. • Helping him to engage in a wider Muslim social network is also a way to make sure that he is in good company with brothers. They will be able to support him. • Help arrange meetings with sisters with …

Tired of Life? 7 Practical Tips to Lift You Up

Tired of Life? 7 Practical Tips to Lift You Up

Your tiredness or depression might be because of something you missed out on or did not acquire or achieve. Maybe your doom was in that thing and if you had gotten it, you would have been in loss in both this world and the Hereafter. So accept the decree of Allah and seek His Help.

I Feel Frustrated with Life

I Feel Frustrated with Life

In this counseling answer: • Write down all of the things that are causing stagnation, frustration, and disappointment.  Look at your list carefully. • Attend Islamic events as much as possible to build up your social network as well as expose yourself to new things. Seek to build friendships with brothers at the Masjid. • …

Pain and Guilt: Is it Depression?

Pain and Guilt: Is it Depression?

In this counseling answer: The stress and the guilt have made you mildly to moderately depressed. My advice is that you first try to put some stipulations regarding prayers and connect them to your daily schedule. As-Salamu `Alaykum dear sister, First, I was impressed by your patience with your suffering, your vivid faith, and your strong desire …

20 Years After Divorce, I'm Still Depressed

20 Years After Divorce, I'm Still Depressed

In this counseling answer: • Social support is what you need. • Engage more in the Islamic society in your region. As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, I was pleased to read your insightful e-mail. I feel that your problem is more social than psychological. I am truly pleased with the hope that you still have, even while …

Mother Makes Me Depressed. Please Help!

In this counseling answer: “I kindly suggest sister that you pull back from these conversations with your parents. Insha’Allah, focus on your studies, try to have fun social times with your friends, go to the Masjid often, read Qur’an and make dhkzir. By drawing closer to Allah swt, insha’Allah you will feel the blessings of a …

From Depression to Schizophrenia

In this counseling answer: “Long-term depression is not something that can be stopped just because one desires to. The body is finely tuned to the mind, and physiological aspects like how you sleep or eat, metabolism, heart rate and your immune system are affected by long-term depression. If you can consider a sport like swimming, or …

My Mom Is Jealous of Me

My Mom Is Jealous of Me

In this counseling answer: • Seek a therapist. • Sit down with your mom and discuss what is on your mind. Discuss the things that you admire and love her. Even if there are not many happy memories sister, I would try to write down as many as possible that you remember. As Salaam Alaykum …

I Can't Find My Life Purpose; I Feel Anxious

In this counseling answer: • Please start a journal, in sha’ Allah. Write down the answers to these questions and reflect on your anxiety, how and why it may have started, and your reactions to it. • You must also put forth a great effort to “climb out of the hole of despair”. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, What …



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