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Wife's Ultimatum: She or My Mother

Wife's Ultimatum: She or My Mother

In this counseling answer: “You will need to talk to your wife and your mother separately and deal with the issues they face with each other. The blame game will not get anyone anywhere. Your mother can’t make your wife feel inferior and vice versa.” As-Salaamu ’Alaikum brother, May God make it easy for you. The …

My Long Distance Relationship

My Long Distance Relationship

In this counseling answer: “If you really depend on God, then everything will fall into its proper place and be made clear to you. Take the means you can, but do not get attached to “what you want”; be open to the “whatever is best” principle. Trust in God and instead of asking Him to …

Can't Get Over My Ex-Girlfriend

Can't Get Over My Ex-Girlfriend

In this counseling answer: • You are only going to feel depressed if you do not focus on the blessings that God gave you right now. • Your ex-girlfriend’s opinions of you do not matter anymore and know that the satanic forces are whispering to you to feel depressed. • Never ever contact your ex again. …

Husband is Pious, but Lives with His Mistress

Husband is Pious, but Lives with His Mistress

In this counseling answer: “I encourage you to wake up, sister! If what you say is true, your husband is a man of diseased heart who is rationalizing his sins, using religion for his own self-aggrandizement and agendas and still finds ways to blame you for it when he says things like you made him …

I Like a Guy on Campus; What to Do?

I Like a Guy on Campus; What to Do?

In this counseling answer: “I want to point out that you must come to the self-awareness that most of what you shared about this brother is based on your own mind. But you have no actual evidence or data outside of your assumptions and fantasy of what he may be like. While I think your …

My Parents Don't Talk to Each Other

My Parents Don't Talk to Each Other

In this counseling answer: “Your role is to continue to be a good son and help them when they ask and keep praying for Allah (swt) to unite their hearts. Your efforts to become a better Muslim are a beautiful approach and know that God is Most Generous and this will not be unmet with …

My Sister Is Between an Abusive Father & Husband

My Sister Is Between an Abusive Father & Husband

In this counseling answer: “If family support, friends, and marriage therapy are unlikely to help her situation, then get the state involved. Use legal measures to get the support you need.” As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, I am sorry to hear about the difficult times your sister is in. Sadly, what you described is a very oppressive situation …

I Married My Love to Escape from a Forced Marriage

I Married My Love to Escape from a Forced Marriage

In this counseling answer: “If your parents are calling you do something wrong, you have to respectfully decline and make your own choice, which you did. Yes, we have to be good to our parents, but the line sometimes needs to be drawn when it becomes oppressive and/or abusive and one’s God-given rights are taken away.” …

wet dreams

What to Do with Excessive Wet Dreams?

In this counseling answer: “Excessive wet dreams are not something to be too concerned about. Many adolescents experience these dreams as a way to release hormonal enhancements which are taking place as your body prepares itself to become a full sexual adult. As time passes and you get older, your sexual drive will naturally diminish, in sha’Allah.” …

Shall I Marry a Married Man?

Shall I Marry a Married Man?

In this counseling answer: “The probability of this relationship to succeed is low. I don’t think he has been respectful of you or his wife. You should not marry him out of fear. At the end of the day, marriage is supposed to bring happiness and joy to our lives, and it requires work and …



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