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Husband's Ex-Wife is Still Part of His Life

Husband's Ex-Wife is Still Part of His Life

In this counseling answer: “The question is, do you believe you have personal and religious grounds for divorce? Do you feel that if you move on from this marriage you are comfortable meeting God (swt) and being asked about your decision? Do you feel you can defend it? If so, then you need to decide …

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 …

I've Always Wanted to Be a Girl

I've Always Wanted to Be a Girl

In this counseling answer: • It seems you have higher levels of estrogen; a hormone responsible for the female development and feminine energy. • You have some traumatic experiences with your sexuality and positive male interactions. • Seek counseling and work through any sexually traumatic events which have influenced SSA with a therapist. As-Salaam ’Alaikum brother, It is …

I Need Financial Independence from My Husband

I Need Financial Independence from My Husband

In this counseling answer: Open the conversation and find a middle ground between your positions. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, A few points to consider regarding your own separate account and how to keep mutual respect and love. Your husband works long hours and this means he is probably stressed out often. This probably contributes to his …

Husband is fond of having girlfriends

My Husband is Fond of Having Girlfriends

In this counseling answer: • You have two options: you will get a divorce or he MUST change his behavior and treat you with love and respect. • It is important to understand each other’s needs. You should ask him why he is cheating and what you could do to make him feel satisfied with …

Possible Reasons Husband Isn’t Attracted to Wife

Possible Reasons Husband Isn’t Attracted to Wife

In this counseling answer: I encourage you to seek support from local sources like family or community centers. Try to find out what’s the reason your husband is not attracted to you; stressful life, past trauma, SSA, porn addiction, or else? As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, I understand how shocked and painful you must have felt when …

He’s a Perfect Gentleman, But Behind Closed Doors…

He’s a Perfect Gentleman, But Behind Closed Doors…

In this counseling answer: • The abuser must acknowledge and accept his or her issues and seek the necessary treatment. • It is important to encourage the abuser to seek help for his/her own sake. • Family awareness and support for your decision should be established for your safety. • The proper and consistent practice …

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 …

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 …

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. …



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