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History of Sex and Drugs; I Lost My Self Worth

History of Sex & Drugs; I Lost My Self Worth

Answer: As-Salam ‘Alaikum Dear Brother, Let us start at the beginning. When you were born, you were born a pure soul. During the process of your development as a baby and a child, you had a variety of experiences. Some were good and some may have caused you distress. You learned how to respond to …

Beaten in Public: I’ve Been Abused My Whole Life

Beaten in Public: I’ve Been Abused My Whole Life

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, Thank you for writing. I am very sorry to hear of your situation and I am especially sad to hear of the abuse you went through. You brought out several points which I feel may contribute to your hardships. These points are low self-esteem, feeling you are “retarded”, having a small family, …

I Am Pessimistic & Lost My Confidence

I Am Pessimistic & Lost My Confidence

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum Sister, Thank you for sending us your question. I am going to start my answer by addressing your last comment about committing suicide. Do NOT ever think about committing suicide; you are a valuable person and you would be doing yourself and the rest of the world a great injustice if you …

Feeling Bad About Myself & Losing Motivation

Feeling Bad About Myself & Losing Motivation

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum, It seems you have some stressors in your life that have gravely affected your mood and day-to-day activities. It is very difficult and perhaps impossible to remotely diagnose you with any condition. Therefore, all I can say is that you are presenting symptoms that are usually seen with depression. They are usually …

I Wish I Was Taller!

I Wish I Was Taller!

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum Brother, Thank you for sending us your question. It seems you are experiencing low self-esteem based on your physical appearance. This is one of the major issues that affect self-esteem in many individuals everywhere. I ask Allah (swt) to give you the self-confidence to love yourself and to strive to bring out …

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Over 40 & Still Single: I Feel Hurt & Left Out

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing in with your concerns. I am very sad to hear of your pain and loneliness as well as your parents’ are refusing to let go of you so you can marry. You mentioned many details of your life, your family and their expectations, your culture as well as …

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My Toddler Hits Himself When He Gets Upset

As salamu alaykum sister, Shokran for writing into our live session.  I am sorry to hear of the issues you are going through with your son.  Three year old’s don’t just start hating or harming themselves, they learn to.  What you may be seeing is a learned conditioned response. While I do not know how …

I’m Bald; I Will Never Have a Wife

I’m Bald; I Will Never Have a Wife

Answer: As-Salam ‘Aleikom brother, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear that you feel this way about yourself. I will try my best to advice you, in sha’ Allah. You are right that looks is very important in our society, unfortunately, but it is more directed on the girls rather than …

Studying Abroad to Escape from a Controlling Mother

Studying Abroad to Escape from a Controlling Mother

Answer: As-Salaam ‘Aleikom, I am sorry to hear about your situation, you sound very disturbed. Having a controlling mother is not easy. Parents are supposed to be give love, care, and support to their children. But instead of encouraging you, your mom has made you having doubt in yourself. Your low self-esteem has caused you …

Depressed: I Want to Get Married!

Depressed: I Want to Get Married!

Answer: As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, I hope these points of reflection and advice guide you to inner peace and patience, with God’s permission. Getting married is a gift and trust from God (swt). It is not an obligation, nor is it a defining factor for giving yourself worth and purpose. Generally, when we feel depressed (excluding …



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