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A University Dropout: I'm Depressed & Suicidal

In this counseling answer: “Start a journal. Your goal is to pinpoint when these feelings of depression and inferiority complex first started, what events, if any, triggered them. Also, try to sort out how you came to feel this way. Please, also make a list of your positive attributes, your blessings, and your aspirations for the future.” …

Beating the Break-Up Blues

Beating the Break-Up Blues

In this counseling answer: Get the mental health treatment you need, engage in the Islamic community, focus on your studies and remain close to Allah (swt) through pray and supplication. You will find your life path increasing with blessings, and your hurt and pain slowly dissolving in sha’ Allah. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing to …

Challenges of Being a Single Woman

Challenges of Being a Single Woman

Answer: As Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, I am sorry to hear about what you are going through. I can hear your pain through your question and it truly makes me sad. It sounds as if your parents’ separation had a huge impact on your life, your emotions as well as your mental health and your …

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Lost My Faith and Hope, I Need Help!

In this counseling answer: “Please do make a list of what you are feeling if you have experienced any trauma, when this “disconnection” began, as well as notate any other signs, symptoms in other area’s of your life.  Please do contact a therapist for an assessment and if needed, counseling and treatment.   As you have talked to …

Spiritual Posts: When You Feel Broken

Spiritual Posts: When You Feel Broken

It is human to feel disappointed and broken now and then. More so when life does not always work out the way we want. Having shares of disappointments allow us to become more aware of our expectations and learn how to hold them in check. So if you do not want to feel disappointed change …

How to Deal with Depression After Divorce?

How to Deal with Depression After Divorce?

In this counseling answer: “Understand that what you are going through is a normal response to having been betrayed and going through a divorce. It is important now to take care of yourself and be in good company without looking back and having regrets about what you did or didn’t do. As your faith grows, …

I Believed He Would Propose to Me, but...

I Believed He Would Propose to Me, but...

In this counseling answer: “I encourage you to thank Allah (swt) for saving you from something that would possibly hurt you down the road or led you away from Allah (swt) completely. Make a list of the things you would like to accomplish next in life and set steps towards getting there. Spend time with your …

I Fail Every Time I Try to Do Something; I'm Losing My Faith

I Fail Every Time I Try to Do Something; I'm Losing My Faith

In this counseling answer: Allah (swt) has planned everything for us and things will happen in its own time. Therefore the counselor advises the sister to keep praying to Allah (swt), to surround yourself with positive people who can support you, and to try out Muslim marriage sites, too, to find your spouse. As-Salaam ‘Aleikom sister,  Thank …

After Broken Engagement, Mom Forces Me to Get Married

After Broken Engagement, Mom Forces Me to Get Married

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum Brother, Thank you for sending us your question. I am sorry to hear about the recent break-off of your engagement. It appears that you are deeply hurt by what happened. I ask Allah (swt) to help you ease your pain and to allow you to move on in life with confidence and …

Dua For When You Are Feeling Sad & Depressed

Dua For When You Are Feeling Sad & Depressed

We all feel sad or depressed from time to time. Listen to this beautiful dua and learn it to recite to help you when you have these times of sadness. Saad Al Qureshi recites it beautifully. There are English subtitles and it is repeated throughout



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