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Father Has No Role at Home

 In this counseling answer: •Talk to him and help him to see that his son misses his father dearly. •Think of activities that he can do with his son to help him to establish a relationship with him. •If it is possible, let your son spend some time with either your in-laws, your own family, …


A Bad Father is Better Than No Father?

In this counseling answer: Sit and talk with him in a gentle manner, one where you express your love for him and remind him of all the dreams he had for his children when he held them in his hands the first time. Encourage him to remember that he will meet Allah and it will …


Fathering & The Uphill Struggle of My Marriage

In this counseling answer: ” Those early months of infancy are definitely not easy, and you need to find ways to relax with it. You don’t need any more stress coming at you or your wife.Your tension with your wife reverberates in the home, so the baby will pick up the negative vibe and react in kind …


For Today’s Fathers: Which Example Do You Follow?

It’s become a common cultural standard that women are assumed to be almost solely responsible for the raising and educating of children, from infancy right up until adulthood. The role of fatherhood, on the other hand, seems to have been relegated to one of financial obligation, and little else.


Irresponsible Father, Ask for Divorce?

In this counseling answer: “If your husband just doesn’t care about you and the kids, you have a right to a divorce and maybe you should get one. In either case, you will need to choose to divorce him or suffer it out, hoping for your reward from Allah in the Next life (and maybe …


Father Does Not Want to Work!

In this counseling answer: “If your husband refuses to go for help, then you need to make a decision on what you desire regarding this marriage and explore your options. If you have a family you can stay with, then perhaps a separation will make him realize the seriousness of his lack of working and …


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 …


A Rebellious Son & an Absent Father

As-salamu`alaykum, sister. Your interpretation of your son’s rebellious behavior as a result of missing his father is true according to social research and Muslim scholars’ opinions. Mufti Ibrahim Desai says: As an introduction, we should understand that our children are a trust of Allah upon us. He has ordered us to fulfill the rights of this …

The Important Role of Dad

The Important Role of Dad

In this counseling answer: The father can be directly involved in all the same tasks as the mother in raising children, from getting them ready in the morning, educating them and playing with them. Wa ’Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh, This is a is a good question. As you say, we often hear about …


My Husband Hits Our Children

 As-salamu `Alaikum Dear sister, I am assuming that your husband’s manner in dealing with your kids is a result of how he himself was raised. If not, I would be rather surprised. From what you said, it sounds as if he goes to the extremes in disciplining your children. Corporal punishment can be used judiciously and …

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