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Paradise at the Feet of Hateful Mother?

In this counseling answer: “In Islam, you are supposed to respect your parents and treat them well; however, they are not free to abuse you in any way that they please. There are boundaries to what is acceptable and what isn’t. I encourage you to speak with your husband and maybe your father to gain …

Severing Family Ties

Severing Family Ties: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Maintaining a good relation with blood relatives is obligatory in Islam. It is prohibited to dissever relations with your relatives. Answering your question, Dr. Mohammad …

Here Is How Maryam's Life Inspired Me... It Can Inspire You Too

Here Is How Maryam's Life Inspired Me... It Can Inspire You Too

As a Muslim woman, I have been inspired and learned many lessons from Maryam’s life. Mentioned in the Qur’an frequently, her life story inspired me as a young girl growing up in a non-Muslim country. It has continued to do so many years later. First Impression I was around 6 years old when my youngest …

Should I Follow My Choice or My Parents' Will?

In this counseling answer: •Make sure that you make the Istikharah Prayer and consult Allah to see if this person is indeed the best person for you. •Ensure that you have found out about the character of the man from good sources. •Try to get an Imam or a community elder to act as an …


I'm Losing My Temper With My Children, Help Me!

In this counseling answer: •Allow the children a time-limited break when they come home from school such as 30 minutes to get a snack, go to the restroom and to wind down •After the break, set the children in the same area each day to complete homework. You may want to keep them within your …


I Hate My Dad!

 In this counseling answer: “If we cannot learn to forgive, then this will be the result of our choice. Despite the injustices that we believe to have suffered, returning hurt to our parents for the hurt they caused us will not make the hurt we feel go away. Pain only brings about more pain.” As …


The Separate Worlds of Mum and Dad

 In this counseling answer: “As for your responsibilities in regard to how you should treat your father, Islam always encourages children to treat their parents with the utmost kindness and respect. Nevertheless, that does not mean that we cannot admonish our parents when necessary, as long as it is done in a respectful manner and …


Mother-in-Law's Rule: OK!

 In this counseling answer: “Try to do things in your own home and on your own time that give you joy.  Doing so will make you stronger so that she does not erode you.  If she starts to yell at you and say foul things simply tell her that you ask Allah to forgive her …


Extra Love for a Granddaughter

In this counseling answer: •Select the best time when both of you are in a good mood and in a relaxed environment, maybe in a coffee shop or a restaurant, and discuss the issue. •Address the problem from the point of view of your concern about her well-being. •Tell her how continuous worrying can negatively …

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