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Dealing with Cultural Differences in a Marriage

Dealing with Cultural Differences in a Marriage

In this counseling answer: • A way to overcome this is to educate each other about your different cultural backgrounds. Talk to each other about traditions within your cultures and expectations for the man and the woman or treatment of others, for example. • Never lose hope that Allah (swt) will see you both through, …

Good Advice Before You Enter an Intercultural Marriage

Good Advice Before You Enter an Intercultural Marriage

In this counseling answer: • It is best to start your marriage to this woman on a good footing by asking Allah’s (swt) forgiveness. • Engage in Islamic studies together. • Make clear from the very start your expectations of her. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, May Allah (swt) grant you a happy marriage together. The first …

Should I Tell My Son about his Real Father and at What Age?

In this counseling answer: “whether you chose to tell him sooner or later be prepared that he may start to act out and rebel so be prepared to support him emotionally in a sensitive way to protect him from this backlash. Let him know how much you and the whole family love him so that he will …

Discovered My Husband Has Been Cheating on Me

Discovered My Husband Has Been Cheating on Me

In this counseling answer: • It is advisable to be very careful not to fall into the trap of constantly accusing him, otherwise, you will make for a very uncomfortable environment at home. • Try asking your local imam to mediate between the two of you together. • Take care of yourself; do things that …

Islamic Cure for OCD

Islamic Cure for OCD

In this counseling answer: • Symptoms of OCD can be a result of Shaytan’s whispers. • Keep yourself busy in acts of worship, and keep Allah (swt) in mind in everything you do. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Indeed, OCD or symptoms of OCD, regardless of if there is an actual diagnosis of OCD, can be very distressing when …

I'm Still in Love with My Cousin

I'm Still in Love with My Cousin

In this counseling answer: • There is something that you can do to move on from this relationship besides seeking repentance for engaging in a haram relationship and doing all you can to avoid the same again. • Until you have the opportunity to marry, make sure you stay close to Allah (swt) by going beyond …

I Love My Husband, but He Cannot Please Me Sexually

I Love My Husband, but He Cannot Please Me Sexually

Answer by Hannah Morris: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, It is pleasing to read how much you love your husband and are willing to stand by his side because of the love between you despite intimacy problems. You understandably feel frustrated with the situation because even though this love exists between you, he is unable to satisfy …

How to Ignore My Crush on My Mentor?

How to Ignore My Crush on My Mentor?

In this counseling answer: “Protect you from falling into sin and entering a haram relationship. Secondly, protect both yours and his reputation. From his point of view, if others see him going beyond the boundaries of the study mentor relationship that you have together, then people will be thinking badly of him and will start …

Cousin Emotionally Abuses Me to Marry Him

Cousin Emotionally Abuses Me to Marry Him

In this counseling answer: Whilst it’s not possible to go back and change things, you can repent for these actions, avoid ending up in this situation again and seek marriage in a halal way. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, It is understandable why you feel distressed in this situation, especially because you have now been involuntarily forced …

Human Psyche from the Islamic Perspective

Human Psyche from the Islamic Perspective

In this counseling answer: “The three main stages of nafs described in the Qur’an are the Nafs al`Ammara (The nafs that urges evil), Nafs al`Lawwama (the nafs that blames), and Nafs al`Mutma`inna (The nafs at peace). Similarly, Feud describes three components of the personality: the id, the ego and the superego.” As-Salamu ‘Alaikum, To answer the first part of your query, the Islamic understanding of the psyche and Freud’s model of …



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