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Middle-Eastern Marriages: Like a Lottery?

Middle-Eastern Marriages: Like a Lottery?

In this counseling answer: “My advice is to honor the cultural customs so long as they do not infringe on the clear Islamic guidelines I have mentioned above. In case that happens, you must be open and communicate your needs to your family. You need to remind them and present to them the Islamic evidence for …

Will We Be Sexually Compatible After Marriage?

Will We Be Sexually Compatible After Marriage?

In this counseling answer: “Take your time to talk to him more, have few meetings with him in person in a safe space, get to know his family, and let him know yours. I strongly advise you to keep your du’aa’ and let God lead your decision. If everything seems easy in order for you and …

Unhappily Married to My Cousin: Stay or Leave?

Unhappily Married to My Cousin: Stay or Leave?

In this counseling answer: • Forced marriage is haram. • You have to do what is best for the sake of your soul. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, I would like to address my response to you in a few sections. Blind Obedience Muslim cultures emphasize obedience to parents as a religious duty. Contrary to what many …

Will Masturbation Cause Problems in My Future Marriage?

Will Masturbation Cause Problems in My Future Marriage?

In this counseling answer: • If masturbation is a means to help release your sexual tension and keep you focused on higher goals in life, as a psychologist, I think it can help with your situation. • Don’t be too hard on yourself as you are seventeen years old and are at one of the …

How to Overcome Stress & Anxiety (Counseling Session with Karim)

How to Overcome Stress & Anxiety (Counseling Session with Karim)

We had a Facebook live session with brother Karim Serageldin where he gave advice about overcoming stress  and anxiety.  He also answered some questions about marriage and relationships. In case you missed it, you can watch the recorded videos here. About Karim Founder of Noor Human Consulting and the Coffee with Karim Podcast. Karim is passionate about integrating Islamic spiritual values …

Telling Past Sins to Husband: Necessary?

Telling Past Sins to Husband: Necessary?

In this counseling answer: “Telling your husband more details about your past will only make things worse. Do not share any more about it, especially if you feel God has forgiven you and brought you closer through this journey.” As-Salaaamu ’Alaykum sister, May God increase you in knowledge and patience with your situation. I hope you …

Increasing Sexual Drive Before the Wedding Night

Increasing Sexual Drive Before the Wedding Night

In this counseling answer: • I don’t think you should be so nervous. You don’t have a problem yet; your lack of interest in sex will naturally decrease due to biological changes. • It is permissible to use any medicine or special food items to increase the energy and strength in order to perform anything that …

Abnormally High Sexual Desire: Can I Masturbate?

Abnormally High Sexual Desire: Can I Masturbate?

In this counseling answer: If masturbation is a means to help release your sexual tension and keep you focused on higher goals in life, as a psychologist, I think it can help with your situation. In my opinion, masturbation becomes haram if it is habitual and accompanied by viewing of illicit material. As-Salaamu ’Alaikum brother, …

Father Stopped Following Islam; How to Help Him?

Father Stopped Following Islam; How to Help Him?

In this counseling answer: • Recognize that each individual has his/her own journey with God. • It is important not to give up in regards to calling him back to the path of Islam using wisdom. If we are to be judgmental and critical, this will only be used by satanic energies to fuel his …

My Younger Brothers Watch Porn!

My Younger Brothers Watch Porn!

In this counseling answer:  • Share your concerns with your parents. • Start having family circles that discuss sexuality and morality in a loving and safe space. As-Salaamu ’Alaikum brother, It is understandable that you are upset and shocked by your brother’s curiosity and attempt to view “bad things.” I agree with your position that this …



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