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I’m Called a Terrorist at School; I Fear Wearing the Hijab

I’m Called a Terrorist at School; I Fear Wearing Hijab

In this counseling answer: “If you feel that you could face danger from bullies, you should protect yourself as much as you can. Your first line of support should be Allah; turn to Him often in supplications. Next, you should try to avoid being alone with a bully as far as possible. Make sure that you …

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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 …

Self-Confidence Crash: My Husband Stares at Other Women

Self-Confidence Crash: My Husband Stares at Other Women

In this counseling answer: Focus on your positive attributes such as maybe your smile, or your eyes, or your facial structure, and begin to look at yourself as a beautiful creation that Allah (swt) has made. Make a list of your good and beautiful aspects physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. Begin to walk in that …

5 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

5 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

In this counseling service: • The first step in stepping away from being a people pleaser is to explore why you like to please people. • The next step then in moving forward is to work on your mentality towards your situation. • Islamically, the best way to attain this is to remember that the …

Fear of Marriage: I Am Not Good Enough for Anyone

Fear of Marriage: I Am Not Good Enough for Anyone

In this counseling answer: • You may need to address your past abuse of being bullied. • Return to your counselor and discuss with him the fact that you still feel very much depressed and continue to suffer from low self-esteem. • Widen your Islamic social circle in order to meet a variety of Muslims. …

I'm Tired of People's Constant Criticism

I'm Tired of People's Constant Criticism

In this counseling answer: “Inshallah, when you start to keep your journal, you can reflect back upon your growth and see the many fine things that you will and have accomplished. I kindly suggest that you pray to Allah for strength and mercy. Ask Allah to bring positive people into your life to uplift and …

Stuttering: How to Never be Nervous Around People?

Stuttering: How to Never be Nervous Around People?

In this counseling answer: Allah loves you the way you are. Try to mix with others, even if just at a minimal level to begin with. As-Salamu ’Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh dear brother, Alhamdulillah, may Allah (swt) reward your gratitude towards Him (swt) and continue to bring contentment with your religion. Many people have …

Everyone Says I’m Ugly; I Wish to Die

Everyone Says I’m Ugly; I Wish to Die

In this counseling answer: “If Allah makes a point to mention that He is not concerned with the outward beauty of an individual, then who are we to judge an individual based on their outward appearance? You are not an ugly person simply because a few ignorant people said you are. You are a beautiful person …

My Toddler Hits Himself When He Gets Upset

In this counseling answer: ” Sister, I kindly suggest that you investigate his environment, who he is with, the friends he is playing with as well as any family dynamics which could be influencing him.  For example, if he spends time with a depressed auntie who says she hates herself or one who slaps him/herself …

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 …



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