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How Do Arab Men Think?

How Do Arab Men Think?

In this counseling answer: Arabic culture is a broad concept. Thus, your focus should be more on understanding the patterns and trends of your individual family members directly within the broader context. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, Great question! First of all, there is no absolute framework for how men, Arabs, or Arab men think. Let’s look at a …

second wife

Shall I Be His Second Wife?

In this counseling answer: • What you really need to consider is whether this man really worth this headache. • You will have to learn how to keep cool and ignore his first wife in order to keep going with your life. As-Salaam ’Alaikum Sister, Unfortunately, it is a situation that the solution isn’t in your …

Crush on My Atheist College

I'm Having a Crush on My Atheist Colleague

In this counseling answer: • It is possible that what made you attracted to him was the attention he gave you in the first place. • The first and effective step to overcoming someone is not seeing, hearing, or reading about the person. • Change your schedule if you can’t deal with him or be patient …

Being a Second Wife Feels Like Torture

Being a Second Wife Feels Like Torture

In this counseling answer: • If you can tolerate these needs not being met, then stay with him, but have little expectations that these things will change. • You should also seek local advice from your Imams and try to have counseling. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, A polygamous family situation is never easy and requires a lot …

Forced Marriage Has Ruined My Life

Forced Marriage Has Ruined My Life

In this counseling answer: • You can respectfully decline a request from your parents or show them kindness and care without obeying them. • Marriage is ultimately left to your own personal choice. Parents can at best only offer you advice or suggestions. • There is nothing wrong with looking for personality compatibility and attraction in a …

Husband Suffers from Parents Worshipping Syndrome

Husband Suffers from Parents Worshipping Syndrome

In this counseling answer: • He must keep a balance between serving his wife and mother, otherwise, he might oppress one or the other. •  Just do your part and don’t argue with her over small things, and try to show your husband that he is the one who needs to stand up for you and defend …

Getting married young

I Regret Getting Married Early

In this counseling answer: • Before taking any decision, seek guidance from Allah (swt) and try to rationalize the facts. • Try to remember what made you fall in love in the first place. • You and he need to have a clear and frank conversation about your expectations. As-Salaam ’Alaikum Sister, Sometimes, when we are young, …

Should We Stay Together for the Kids?

Should We Stay Together for the Kids?

In this counseling answer: • Children don’t just need their parents to be together; they need their parents to be in harmony and create a healthy home. • Get professional support to work through your issues with your wife. As-Salaamu ’Alaikum, You are in a difficult situation for sure! Please reflect on what you asked more deeply. …

Husband’s Past Poisons Our Marriage

Husband’s Past Poisons Our Marriage

In this counseling answer: • People should only reveal their current struggles if these are still in their lives • It is not fair for you to blame him for his life before you. • What ultimately matters is who we are today and what our vision and desires are for who we want to be in …

Want to Marry a Sunni Guy: How to Convince My Shi’a Parents?

Want to Marry a Sunni Guy: How to Convince My Shi’a Parents?

In this counseling answer: • You can respectfully decline a request from your parents or show them kindness and care without obeying them. • It is important to discuss with the brother your future family culture. • In making this decision independently, you must realize it may come with consequences of damaging family ties. As-Salamu …



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