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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, …

I'm Attracted to the Same-Sex

I'm Attracted to the Same-Sex

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, Thank you for writing us. This is a situation that occurs more often than one would think. Sometimes it is a passing phase while at other times it is not. While you did not say which country you live in, being exposed to stimuli, images, and certain behaviors which are openly …

Children Engaged in Homosexuality, What to Do?

In this counseling answer: •Parents should be able to discuss sexuality with children with age-appropriate education concerning what they are feeling, what behaviors are acceptable and which are not. •By educating children on what they may see and learn in society versus what we as Muslims follow, is important as it separates societal behaviors from …

I Want to Marry a Man, But Feel Attracted to Girls

I Want to Marry a Man, But Feel Attracted to Girls

In this counseling answer: • If you have innocent crushes on girls, let it be. Don’t make it a big deal. Keep it platonic. At your age, there are a lot of traits girls idealize in other girls, for instance, confidence, flamboyance, etc. There is no harm in idealizing traits other girls have. • Get closer …

I've Always Wanted to Be a Girl

I've Always Wanted to Be a Girl

In this counseling answer: • It seems you have higher levels of estrogen; a hormone responsible for the female development and feminine energy. • You have some traumatic experiences with your sexuality and positive male interactions. • Seek counseling and work through any sexually traumatic events which have influenced SSA with a therapist. As-Salaam ’Alaikum brother, It is …

Due to Child Sexual Abuse, I’m Homosexual

Due to Child Sexual Abuse, I’m Homosexual

In this counseling answer: • Seek professional help from a psychologist/psychiatrist that focuses on your abuse as a child. • What you are experiencing is a test given to you by Allah. • You definitely have the power to steer your life to the right direction with just a little motivation and willpower. Assalamu Alaykum Brother, I …

Same-Sex Feelings: How to Get Rid of Them?

Same-Sex Feelings: How to Get Rid of Them?

In this counseling answer: • These thoughts will go away as you settle into your new life with your wife as well as your natural desires for intimacy are fulfilled within marriage. • You must also remember brother that Allah (swt) tests us all in different ways. This may be just one test for you, and alhamdulillah you have …

I'm Still Homosexual After Marriage

I'm Still Homosexual After Marriage

In this counseling answer: “Use that time to look at how your homosexuality began in order to help you find your way forward in life instead of sitting alone recycling negative thoughts that make you more depressed. “ As-Salamu ‘Aleikom, I am sorry to hear of this dilemma that you have lived with for so …

7 Tips on Talking to Kids About Homosexuality

7 Tips on Talking to Kids About Homosexuality

“Homosexuality has gained greater acceptance as an “alternative lifestyle” in the last 10 to 20 years in North America. Public school sex education, under the rubric of “Family Life Education” generally teaches an acceptance of homosexuality, a respect and/or tolerance for it. As is the case with sex education in general, there is little to …



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