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How to Handle the Pain of Unrequited Love

How to Handle the Pain of Unrequited Love

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly ask that you start writing a journal. I ask that you write in it daily, noting your feelings, thoughts, and wishes. I also want you to in sha’ Allah makes a list of all your positive traits, qualities, and aspirations. I want you to make another list of your blessings. Read them …

My Chronic Illness Makes Me Feel Depressed

My Chronic Illness Makes Me Feel Depressed

In this counseling answer: “Once you are stabilized you will be able to make a clearer decision about what you want to do with your life. Right now you have too many things going on.  I would kindly suggest that you begin to heal, resolve your current issues and then sit down and make a …


Having An Affair Because of Unromantic Husband

In this counseling answer: “Take time out each day for yourself to engage in this activity, whether it be some kind of sport or recreational thing, or something like studying or improving your Qur’an recitation skills. Either way, this will give you time to yourself each day to do something that makes you feel good. …

Powerful Strategies for Developing Gratitude

Powerful Strategies for Developing Gratitude

Do not allow yourself to get trapped in a circle of complaining. Take some time to become aware of just how often you complain. Is it every day, or every hour or all the time? Do you express your complaints out loud or are they a constant internal dialogue? Observe the people around. Do they look happy or grateful?

Religion Might Be Answer to Depression

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, experiencing symptoms that include feelings of emptiness, restlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety and loss of interest in most activities. Depression can sometimes be so severe that it compromises one’s ability to function normally. “Any one at any stage of life can …

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.

Get Rid of Sorrow

Why do you look so sad? What is the point of sorrow in your life? Are you living your life or just surviving? People may laugh and play, but does that mean they don’t harbor sorrow and regret? If all the world continually grumbled about their problems, the world would be overcome with sorrow and …

punishment suicide

What's The Punishment for Committing Suicide?

Short Answer: It is understood that in the life hereafter, one would continue doing the action which led to one’s self-inflicted death, again and again, according to a hadith that speaks about this. However, some important scholars in the history of Islam have said that the punishment in hell will not be eternal. But, the deeper question is: what’s bad about …

My Mom is Depressed & Makes Me Depressed Too

My Mom is Depressed & Makes Me Depressed Too

In this counseling answer: “I kindly ask you to really think about your situation and how you can change. I say “you” and not the situation because at this point it is imperative that you change your reactions towards all of this in order so that you can heal. I know this may not make …

Treating Temperamental Depression Possible?

Knowing a person’s physiological temperament not only helps to determine the cause of illness, but it also helps in discerning the best treatment. Treating depression is one of the areas in which temperament typing proves invaluable. What constitutes depression varies by temperament type – two people can be exhibiting the same behavior; for one, it …

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