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How to Deal with Suicidal Thoughts

How Do I Deal With Suicidal Thoughts?

Haunted by suicidal thoughts and feel that your life is worthless? The first step is to call out the handiwork your most mortal enemy – Shaitan – and put suicidal thoughts in their place. They are suggestions of self-destruction from someone who swore to make you destroy yourself through any means possible. Great, so now what? Watch …

Family Is Against My Hijab: I’m Depressed

Family Is Against My Hijab: I’m Depressed

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, It is wonderful to hear that you have begun to practice Islam ma sha’ Allah and take an interest in learning more about it and applying your knowledge in your daily life. May Allah (SWT) bless you and make your path easy. In your obedience and pursuit to please Allah …

I'm Depressed & Losing My Faith

In this counseling answer: “Self-evaluation can help any individual overcome depression and become successful in what they hope to pursue and accomplish. Self-evaluation also enforces routine–a technique found by medical researchers to help avoid feeling depressed.” As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to propose a solution to your current …

I Have No Spirit for Prayer Since I've Become Ill

In this counseling answer: “Even beyond illness, you have many things to be grateful for. Allah has blessed you with many things that others don’t have. Take a bit of time at the end of each day to write down or think about 3 good things that have happened to you that day. If you …

I'm Too Sad & Worried about Non-Muslims

Why Do Some Disbelieve in God? I Feel So Sad

In this counseling answer: “While as Muslims we can teach others about Islam and Allah (swt), it is only Allah (swt) who guides whom He wills. By excessively worrying about this, sister, you are in essence trying to take control over what is Allah’s (swt).” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, Thank you for writing to us …

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 …

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 …

Faith

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 …



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