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Ties of Kinship, Forgiveness and Guilt-Trips

Ties of Kinship - Forgiveness and Guilt Trips

When Maggie became a Muslim, her Christian relatives tried to make her leave Islam. They kept giving her guilt trips for leaving their family’s “identity” and tradition, and in the end when nothing worked, they began abusing her emotionally…

I Didn’t Spend Enough Time with Dad; Now He’s Gone

I Didn’t Spend Enough Time with Dad; Now He’s Gone

In this counseling answer: • Turn to Allah in your prayers. This will soften your heart and bring you some psychological ease. • Forgive him by focusing on his good aspects and the Mercy of Allah, and finally, use your experience to benefit yourself and your family by learning from his mistakes. Wa Alaikum salaam wa …

Caught between Guilt and Fear at Work

Caught between Guilt and Fear at Work

In this counseling answer: • If you feel the need to understand yourself better, then you might want to consider some kind of counseling or therapy. • Allah (swt) puts these things in our path to make us stronger and to prove that our fear is for none but Him (swt). As-Salamu `Alaikum dear brother, …

Ramadan Makes Me Feel Guilty and Delinquent

Ramadan Makes Me Feel Guilty and Delinquent

In this counseling answer: • Make use of this Ramadan and try to understand yourself better. • You need to seriously reflect on the reason why you carry this feeling of guilt around. As-Salamu `Alaykum, Thank you for your question and your honesty regarding your feelings about Ramadan. I think your insight into your inner …

Guilt – Satan’s Weapon for Paralyzing You

Guilt – Satan’s Weapon for Paralyzing You

How healthy is guilt and to what extent? Feeling remorse is what helps us repent and reform. But what we often don’t realize is that Satan can take a good thing and turn it into something evil by encouraging extremeness. A most important difference exists…

Depression, Anxiety and Guilt

Depression, Anxiety, and Guilt

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Thank you for sending us your question. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing “immense depression and anxiety” ever since you graduated. I ask Allah to guide you to what is best for you and to fill your time with positivity and achievement. Brother, you have every right to …

How Does One Go About Repenting?

How Does One Go About Repenting?

Answer: Wa ‘Alaikum As-Salaam dear sister,   Lucky you! It seems you’ve had an inspirational Ramadan! I congratulate you for taking steps towards living your life according to your values. Your question seems to be asking about guilt.  It seems that you have a lot of guilt, and you are asking for ways to alleviate …

How to Overcome the Guilt of Gossiping

How to Overcome the Guilt of Gossiping

Answer: As-Salaamu ’Alaykum sister, As you may know, there are two central themes to this question that we should remember. Revealing one’s own or another person’s wrong is wrong in itself. You have done wrong by revealing your friend’s wrong, and now you feel guilty for breaking her trust. It is good that you and your …

5 Steps To Recover From A Sin

5 Steps To Recover From A Sin

How can we move on when we have committed a sin? We are full of guilt and we want to move on with life. Here are 5 easy steps that we should follow in order to recover from a sin as described by Saad Tasleem.

I Miss a Prayer, but Don't Feel Guilty; I'm Worried!

I Miss a Prayer, but Don't Feel Guilty; I'm Worried!

Answer: As-Salaamu ‘Alalikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, Thank you for taking my time with this very important question! I hope that you continue to gain strength against your problem of masturbation. Regarding what you see as a problem with your iman, I think that you might be having a different way of looking at your …



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