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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 …

"You're Ugly" Comments Made Me Feel Suicidal

"You're Ugly" Comments Made Me Feel Suicidal

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing to AboutIslam. I am sorry to hear about how you have been treated, especially the cruel remarks from your family. Often, I have seen previous clients who were subjected at an early age to abusive remarks concerning their looks because their family members were jealous. The girls who …

Just Married: How to Attract My Husband

Just Married: How to Attract My Husband

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom, It appears that you have an ongoing anxiety about your status as a wife. From what you are saying, you are clearly insecure in your marriage which makes me wonder what has led to the insecurity. Is it your husband’s perception of you that is the problem or your own perception of …

I Hate My Body

I Hate My Body

Answer: As-Salamu ’Alaikum sister, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to suggest a solution to your current situation. You have sought help from all the possible means such as medication, therapy, meditation; however, none of these treatments have worked. Unfortunately, nothing will work if your own perception of life does not change. …

Hijab vs. Objectification of Women

Hijab vs. Objectification of Women

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum my dear sister, We thank you for sharing with us your concerns on an issue that many Muslim women might be facing today, for many reasons. However, when one is in the midst of situation, one is not always cognizant of all the elements playing with our choices. The challenge of being a Muslimah …

When Your Husband is a Porn Addict

When Your Husband is a Porn Addict

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, It must have been very shocking for you to find out that your husband has been watching porn, the man you hold in such high regards. This must be especially difficult if you have low self-esteem as it certainly won’t do anything to make you feel any better about yourself. Although …

No One Wants to Marry Me; Am I Unattractive?

No One Wants to Marry Me; Am I Unattractive?

Answer: As-Salam ‘Aleikom sister, Thank you for writing to us about your concern. I will try my best to help you, In sha’Allah. First of all, there is nothing wrong with you. There is perhaps no more painful thought in the world than that of “nobody likes me”. This feeling doesn’t do anything good, just …

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My Daughter Has Low Self-Esteem

As salamu alaykum, Thank you for writing in to us. It is sad that many children suffer from poor self image and low self esteem due to the environment they are raised in. Children are constantly being bombarded with images from magazines, movies, TV, and other media as to what is “beauty”. It is …



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