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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

Breakup Got Me Down; I am So Depressed

Breakup Got Me Down; I am So Depressed

In this counseling answer: Allah (swt) sometimes removes things from our life for something better. Your life has more meaning than being in love with a girl. Therefore, the counselor advises the brother to move on and focus on other aspects of his life. Getting busy, being social, and staying firm in prayers are some …

Nothing Can Depress This Man - Islamic Reminder

Nothing Can Depress This Man - Islamic Reminder

Depression is on the increase these days and is a big part of our modern society. This Islamic reminder tells us that a man who will never be afflicted with depression, is a man that Allah has bestowed with a heart that is content.

Is Suicide the Solution? Fadel Soliman Answers

Is Suicide the Solution? Fadel Soliman Answers

The very idea that someone wants to die is frightening. As a result, suicide is not an easy topic to discuss. However, talking about it does save lives. Would suicide really help? The huge pains that many people go through may prompt them to consider ending their life, but is it a wise decision? Will …

The Man I Love Died in a Car Accident; How to Move On?

The Man I Love Died in a Car Accident; How to Move On?

In this counseling answer: Grieving over a loss is a natural human reaction, but we need to think beyond the past and move on to the future. The counselor advises getting active, visiting different places in order to gain back the motivation for life, counting even the smallest blessings of Allah (swt) in you life, …

Missing Ramadan Spirit

Missing Ramadan Spirit

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum sister, Thank you for your question. It’s a normal part of life; you can’t expect to be “there” all the time. The key is istiqamah (steadfastness). Even if we don’t “feel” it, stick to it and struggle with it. Don’t give up on it. It has been said that the essence of …

The Cure for Post-Ramadan Depression

The Cure for Post-Ramadan Depression

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom dear brother, Yes, sadly Ramadan’s departure, like a dear friend, is deeply missed. It often seems that Ramadan just starts, and then ‘Eid is upon us. After the fasting, all the iftars and sohoors in the masjid with our community, the tarawih prayers, getting closer to Allah (swt) in this intense month, giving …

Ramadan Has Become a Source of Dread and Guilt for Me

Ramadan Has Become a Source of Dread and Guilt for Me

In this counseling answer: The counselor suggests to make a list of associated emotions around fasting, begin journaling your thoughts concerning fasting, and analyze these in the context of hoping to uncover what it is about fasting that you do not like or fear. As-Salamu Alaykum sister, I am sorry to hear of your medical …

When I Get Depressed, I Do Not Feel Like Praying

When I Get Depressed, I Do Not Feel Like Praying

In this counseling answer: Depression is the 4th leading cause of disability worldwide. Therefore, the counselor advises people struggling with depression to always seek Allah’s help, to seek counseling, and to begin journaling as it’s an effective way of getting out the feelings and examining issues in your life which may be causing depression. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, …



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