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Abusive Father & Critical Husband: I’m Depressed

Abusive Father & Critical Husband: I’m Depressed

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Aleikum, Thank you for reaching out to us with your problem. We’ll try our best to help you, in sha’ Allah. First and foremost, children need a safe and secure home free of violence, and parents who love and protect them. From what you have described, it sounds like you have had a …

Social Anxiety & Mother’s Expectations Ruin My Life

Social Anxiety & Mother’s Expectations Ruin My Life

In this counseling answer: The counselor suggests: look at your list of aspirations and goals, find out what it is you are truly interested in, and what you may want to pursue as a career. Begin to view your future as a wide open opportunity to grow and succeed, not lingering in your mother’s shadow, but …

I Did "Evil Things" to Impress Others, Now I Face Difficulties

I Did "Evil Things" to Impress Others, Now I Face Difficulties

In this counseling answer: The counselor advises the brother to seek forgiveness from Allah (swt), continue to recite Qur’an, make du’aa’ to Allah (swt) for ease, work on his stuttering issue diligently, and seek out counseling in his area for possible social anxiety and low self-esteem. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing to us with …

Powerful Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Powerful Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence

In this counseling answer: Writing lists of one’s strengths, achievements, and what they like about themselves is a good way to boost self-confidence. The counselor further suggests techniques that change negative self-talk and activities to engage in improving one’s job interviewing skills. Wa ‘Alaykum As-Salam,     In response to your post, I have some ideas …

How to Boast My Self-Confidence?

How to Boast My Self-Confidence?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Everyone suffers from low self-confidence or lack of confidence from time to time. However, it seems that in your case you feel this way generally most of the time. I would kindly suggest that you make a list of the things that you are good at, the things you have accomplished …

I Don't Feel Attractive to My Husband!

I Don't Feel Attractive to My Husband!

Answer from Dr. Maryam Bachmeier: As-Salam `Alaykum Sister, I am not a scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence; therefore, I am not qualified to tell you whether what you are doing is haram or not. However, from a psychological and emotional perspective, I do have a few words to share with you. You and your husband seem quite …

Ungrateful and Suicidal: My Hopeless Condition

Ungrateful and Suicidal: My Hopeless Condition

Answer:  Dear sister,  Thank you for your question. Actually, many people have similar questions and experience feelings of doubt. We often get discouraged when things don’t go as planned. However, it seems that you have been experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression on several levels to the point that it makes you feel suicidal. To make …

3 Ways to Get Motivated to Lose Weight

3 Ways to Get Motivated to Lose Weight

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for writing to us. I am so sorry to hear of your sadness concerning your weight. It is a problem that plagues many in our society these days. While you did not say how much you were overweight, nonetheless it deserves your attention. I am particularity concerned about …

How to Reduce Shyness & Gain Self-Confidence

How to Reduce Shyness & Gain Self-Confidence

Answer: As-Salamu Aleikom dear sister, Thank you for your question and for placing your trust in our ability to answer and propose a solution. You’re right in the sense that Allah (swt) loves shy people but you are confusing the type of shyness Allah (swt) addresses…. Kindly listen to the audio below in which our …

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 …



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