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Energy Abates After First Week? Rekindle the Passion!

Energy Abates After Ramadan's First Week? Rekindle the Passion!

After the first week of Ramadan, the high curve of spirituality and the great zeal and passion that mark the first days Ramadan starts to abate. We start to lag behind when the time of prayer comes; our attention and focus during Salah vanish. During this dryness, our keenness to recite and reflect on Qur’an …

Am I Too Harsh If I Cut Ties with Bad Friends?

Am I Too Harsh If I Cut Ties with Bad Friends?

In this counseling answer: • Tell them how you feel about your religion and your faith; be honest, but not insulting or demeaning. • Keep strengthening your relationship with Allah. • Try to befriend with other sisters in the mosque as well. As-Salaamu Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to propose …

How to Handle Hateful "Friends"

How to Handle Hateful "Friends"

In this counseling answer: • You should seek out other people who are real to you and want your best. • Take a good break from your false friends; spend as less time as possible with them. Assalam-O-Aleikom brother, I am glad you approached us and shared your problem with us. I will try my best …

How to Choose Your Friends? 3 Things to Consider

How to Choose Your Friends? 3 Things to Consider

Know that friends are of three types: The first are like food, one cannot exist without them. They are for the sake of the hereafter; from them seek support in religious practices. The second are like medicine, one needs them from time to time. They are for the sake of this world; from them seek good character.

Do Friends Need Prenup Agreements?

Do Friends Need Prenup Agreements?

Without a signed “friendship contract”, there’s not much we can fault our friends for not knowing, understanding, or doing in the name of friendship.

Love for Allah

Love For Allah Does Not Come Cheap

How to strengthen your love for Allah? This inspiring speech elaborates on the love relationship that develops between Allah the Almighty and His servants. It describes the ways to nurture and this relationship and and illuminates the reciprocal nature of this lofty love. The speech goes further to discuss the love between Muslims and Prophet Muhammad …

What to Do When Your Friend Becomes Too 'Needy’

What to Do When Your Friend Becomes Too 'Needy’

In this counseling answer: “You are a strong girl ma sha’ Allah that you are helping her out in her hard time, beyond your capabilities. However, she does need proper help to have her problems sorted out. Perhaps you should try to involve some adults such as her parents or any elder siblings or other close relatives. If you let …

best friends boys

Muslim College Student: My Best Friends are Boys

Short answer: You should try to be a good friend to everyone, but realize that friendships have boundaries.  A friendship between a boy and a girl must stay within the boundaries of what is permissible.  You can be friends only for the sake of Allah –to help one another in staying on the Straight Way …

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Should I Avoid My Non-Practicing Muslim Friends?

Short Answer: Of course not. None of us is perfect, and each of us is on a unique journey of faith and practice. Have patience with them, just as you’d like them to have patience with you. Be an example, don’t preach at them or abandon your friends. In the case of being around people drinking …



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