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Muslim Men Between Protectiveness & Selfish Jealousy

Muslim Men Between Protectiveness & Selfish Jealousy

One of the most incorrectly translated and misunderstood concepts related to social issues is that of gheerah. Commonly translated as ‘jealousy’, the term ‘gheerah’ has unfortunately been used to justify extremely controlling and even abusive behavior from men towards their wives or other women over whom they wield authority. A better translation of gheerah is ‘honorable protectiveness’ rather than jealousy. A …

I’m Tired of Being Jealous & Insecure

I’m Tired of Being Jealous & Insecure

In this counseling answer: • You personally need to seek support to work through the emotional wounds that are leading to your extreme jealous nature. • Reevaluate the reasons why you chose him. • Pray istikharah and use this time to turn your heart towards your Lord and do more acts of goodness that He loves. • He decided …

I’m Jealous of My New Auntie

I’m Jealous of My New Auntie

In this counseling answer: • I kindly advise you to talk to your grandma – not about your auntie but about you and how you feel. • If you’re concerned about your auntie’s character, please do insha’Allah speak with somebody else such as your mom. As Salamu Alaykum brother, Thank you for writing to us. …

How to Stop Being Jealous of Other People

How to Stop Being Jealous of Other People?

Salam Dear Reader, Thank you for sending this important question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is essential that we purify our thoughts, hearts and actions from such evil tendencies. Allah taught us in Surat Al Falaq in the Quran to seek refuge from the evil whispering and from the envying of the envier. …



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