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Struggling with Facial Deformity; I’m Scared of the Future

Struggling with Facial Deformity; I’m Scared of the Future

In this counseling answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, Thank you for trusting us with your most important concerns. As I understand, you have a facial deformity which is causing you much distress. While I am not sure if this was something you were born with or something that happened to you 5 years ago, the …

I Feel Ugly & Neglected

I Feel Ugly & Neglected

In this counseling answer: Talk to your mom about your feelings. But don’t judge or blame. Know yourself, your strengths, and know that you are a beautiful and intelligent lady who is not less than anyone else. Do not let anyone put you down by projecting his or her own issues and insecurities on you. …

How to Deal with Low Self-Esteem?

How to Deal with Low Self-Esteem?

In this counseling answer: “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered – just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” As Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Thank you for trusting us with your most important questions. May Allah bless and guide …

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My Daughter Has Low Self-Esteem

In this counseling answer: “Get your daughter enrolled in some Islamic classes for children which focus on the beauty of the heart (compassion, kindness, etc), of worship as well as intellectual abilities. You may want to get her involved with children’s groups that go hiking, play games together, study Qur’an, go to fun places as …

I'm Depressed & Losing My Faith

In this counseling answer: “Self-evaluation can help any individual overcome depression and become successful in what they hope to pursue and accomplish. Self-evaluation also enforces routine–a technique found by medical researchers to help avoid feeling depressed.” As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to propose a solution to your current …

After Sexual Harrassement, I Feel Guilty & Worthless

After Sexual Harrassement, I Feel Guilty & Worthless

In this counseling answer: “My dear, you are not responsible for the crimes this man has committed against you. His actions do not define your worth or your character in any way. What matters is that the person you are engaged to right now is a man you feel proud of and that the woman you are …

Am I Suffering from Social Anxiety?

Am I Suffering from Social Anxiety?

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest that you begin slowly; join a few groups or clubs at school that you are interested in and start to open yourself up to making nice Islamic friends. Remember, it is quality, not quantity!” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for your important question. It is one that concerns many young …

I'm Really Worried About My Future

I'm Unable to Concentrate on My Studies

In this counseling answer: “Overcoming your possible mental health obstacles and feelings of low self-esteem should be one of your first priories right now. Also, seek help from a career counselor and decide what YOU want to do in your life…” As-Salamu ‘Alaukum sister, Thank you for writing us with your concerns. I am sorry …

Everyone is Against My Hijab

Everyone is Against My Hijab

In this counseling answer: “Be steadfast in your identity as a Muslim, even if the society or some people make it hard for you. This is your test from Allah (saw). Plan properly what you want. When planning, look at the factors that the new location provides you with. Also, think about things that it does …

I Pretended I Was a Hindu to Escape from Bullying

I Pretended I Was a Hindu to Escape from Bullying

In this counseling answer: “Please do speak with your parents, get counseling, cut off relations with this boy and focus on building up your self-esteem and confidence through true Muslim friends and activities. Once you begin to heal from the trauma you have been going through, and can see more clearly, you will be thankful …



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