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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 …

My Husband's Bad Habit of Criticism

My Husband's Bad Habit of Criticism

In this counseling answer: • The key is to practice changing criticisms into subjective complaints. Use gentle “I statement” that relay your complaint without making your partner feel attacked and in turn defensive. • Notice generalizations like “always” and “never” aren’t used, and the expression is subjective which is less likely to feel like an attack. …

His Parents Don't Let Him Marry Me

His Parents Don't Let Him Marry Me

In this counseling answer: • Life will always have ups and downs, and this is just one of them for you. • Time will heal. • Stop all contacts with him. Rather, spend time with family and friends. As-Salaam ’Alaykum sister, It sounds like you have been deeply let down by this brother. In such situation, it …

unfaithful husband

Unfaithful Husband & His Illegitimate Family

In this counseling answer: • Your children need a healthy family which does not necessarily mean having their parents together. • Is it worth being with your husband because of your children and have him cheating on you? How do you expect to be a good mother living this way? As-Salamu ‘Alikum Sister, I am sorry to …

Loved Him, But He Just Used Me

Loved Him, But He Just Used Me

In this counseling answer: • Sometimes, we must experience the ugly in order to love the beautiful and true. • Remember to marry someone you feel compatible with and attracted to. Don’t marry someone just to please your parents. As-Salaamu ’Alaykum Sister, God bless you on your journey and for gaining wisdom. As you said, …

I Need to Get Married to Stay Away from Haram

I Need to Get Married to Stay Away from Haram

In this counseling answer: • Marriage will not solve your problem. Many men who are addicted to pornography continue to be addicted after marriage. • Work on your addiction. Sign up for the Lower Your Gaze program. As-Salaam ’Alaikum brother, Firstly, you are not alone. Everyone struggles with sins and even addiction. Some sins we can overcome …



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