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Feeling Intimidated By Abusive Relatives

Feeling Intimidated By Abusive Relatives

Answer: As-Salaam ’Alaikum Sister, I am sorry to hear about your problems. Going through life in this world is a constant exercise of patience and tolerance. Our religion requires its followers to show patience under provocation and to disregard and ignore the abuse. Unfortunately, there are many cases of abusive families, sometimes with even close relatives …

I & My Family Are Not Important to My Husband

I & My Family Are Not Important to My Husband

In this counseling answer: “You and your husband need to develop communications skills where you both can share what should be changed and set goals to compromise each other. You need to find out what he really expects from you, and also share with him what you would like to have from him. Small things like surprising …

Cultural Customs: His Parents Won’t Accept Me

Cultural Customs: His Parents Won’t Accept Me

In this counseling answer: “The solution for this situation is pretty much in your boyfriend’s hands. He has to speak up and act against this forced marriage. I guarantee you his parents won’t kill themselves considering that it is a major sin in Islam. It is all a “well-played game” of over exaggerated guilt that …

A Father Far From Home

A Father Far From Home

In this counseling asnwer: “You already have the solution in mind. It is too hard for you to get another job located in India. Hold on to your current job until you have saved enough to keep your family safe and consider to open your own business. You could also do this with a partner(s) …

I Wish I Was Attracted to Women – Not Men

I Wish I Was Attracted to Women – Not Men

In this counseling answer: “One thing you must acknowledge is that your sexuality, as you described, at its peak was fulfilled with men. Thus, you have created an association of sexuality with men. However, with time and ideal therapy, you can become in sha’Allah sexually aroused by women as it is ultimately your nature.” As-Salaam ’Alaikum brother, …

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 …

I Don’t Feel Any Attraction to My Wife

I Don’t Feel Any Attraction to My Wife

In this counseling answer: “Indeed, beauty is important, brother, but it does not last forever. If your wife is a good woman, religious and loves you, I believe you should give a chance to this relationship and try to build intimacy and bond with her. One year is not a long time for a couple …

My Wife Is Disobeying Me!

My Wife Is Disobeying Me!

In this counseling answer: “You should understand the effect that your absence has on your wife and child. It is a very difficult reality. I see that you have been trying to bring her close, but how about considering going back? I am not sure about the circumstances you live in, but if there is a …

My Wife Left Me & Took My Little Son

My Wife Left Me & Took My Little Son

Answer: As-Salaam ’Alikum brother, It seems you are in an unfortunate situation and I would like to address your concerns in a few ways. Only Allah knows if your wife is truly in line with her faith. Sometimes people convert for marriage or because they think it will please their partner, and when things go …



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