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My Husband and His Drinking Partners

My Husband and His Drinking Partners

Answer: As Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, We are sorry to hear about the circumstances of your marriage. As your husband was driking before you married him, one wonders on what basis you chose him as your life time partner. The habit of drinking alcohol is not an easy one to break, especilly if one is an …

I Wish for More Quality Time with My Husband

I Wish for More Quality Time with My Husband

Answer: Wa ‘Alaykum As-Salam, It sounds as if you are really seeking a type of emotional connection that might also be expressed during times of intimacy with your husband. Yes, it might be difficult to overcome a set idea of what a marriage looks like based on different cultures that two people grew up in; however, …

I Want My Abusive Husband Out of My Life!

In this counseling answer: “In cases of domestic violence, the spouses must be separated before attending to the matters of relationship and negotiating an amicable solution. If you or your children are in danger, then please call the authorities in your area and don’t wait for irrevocable damage to occur. On the other hand, your depression …

Husband Forces Me to Raise Seven Children

Husband Forces Me to Raise Seven Children

  In this counseling answer: “If you are willing to accept that you are these children’s teacher, mother, and mentor and that your calling is a very high calling, indeed, – one for which you shall be honored –, you can begin to focus on your situation as your career, calling, and a way to …

Shall I Divorce My Irreligious Husband?

Shall I Divorce My Irreligious Husband?

Answer: Wa ’Alaikum Salaam my dear sister in Islam, The fact that your husband did haram things before marriage made him unsuitable for you as a husband (as you are not a fornicator and he was). Because he does not pray, fast, etc., he is unsuitable for you as a husband and as a father …

My Husband Always Misunderstands Me

My Husband Always Misunderstands Me

In this counseling answer: “Your husband seems to be a caring and hardworking person who is committed to you. Keep the positive characteristic highlighted, and I am sure you will be able to work on the small adversities that will come along the way. Marriage requires adjustment like anything else new. Both partners are responsible to …

About Husband’s Neglect and How to Deal with It

About Husband’s Neglect and How to Deal with It

In this counseling answer: My first intuition about your situation is that when you had your children with no family or community support, both you and your husband probably became very overwhelmed. Communicate appreciation, respect, and admiration. See whether he will be drawn back toward you and begin to give you the love, attention, provision, and …

Husband Cheats on Me with a Christian Lady

In this counseling answer: “Cheating on you, having children out of wedlock as well taking a second wife when he cannot even treat you with respect is very far from the teachings of Islam. I am confident, sister, that in sha’ Allah you will make the right decision for you and your boys. Make your lists, speak with …

Dealing with The Spouse's Past

Dealing with The Spouse's Past

In this counseling answer: “Understand that if Allah (swt) forgives your husband for his past, then you should as well. Remember how Allah (swt) is compassionate and merciful towards us. Your husband certainly deserves your compassion and mercy, too. Forgive” Wa ’Alaykum Salam sister, Thank you for writing us. Kindly pass the following answer to your friend, in sha’ …

Communication, the Most Important Skill in a Marriage

Communication, the Most Important Skill in a Marriage

In this counseling answer: Be patient with your husband as showing our vulnerabilities is not easy, especially for men. In terms of anger issues, remind your husband to seek refuge from Shaytan, and if he becomes angry to change his position or state.” Wa ‘Alaykum Salam dear sister, Thank you for your question. I believe the …



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