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Are Psychology and Islam Compatible?

Are Psychology and Islam Compatible?

What would you do if you got an ugly illness or maybe broke your arm? Would you just leave it hoping it gets better one day, in sha’Allah, or would you actually do something in order that it heals properly? I guess most of us would visit the GP right away. So, what if you …

Can You Make the Most Out of Ramadan With Depression?

Can You Make the Most out of Ramadan with Depression?

As the blessed month of Ramadan approaches, many Muslim communities across the globe are buzzing with excitement on social media. Ramadan is a month filled with blessings; it is a great opportunity for Muslims to seek forgiveness, to earn plenty of rewards and to change themselves for the better. There are copious amounts of helpful …

Royal Wedding: Can People’s Interest Really Become a Mental Health Issue?

Royal Wedding: Can People’s Interest Really Become a Mental Health Issue?

Many young girls dream the fairy tale of meeting prince charming, marrying him and living happily ever after. After all, this is how Disney movies prime us to think of the ideal reality and the perfect life scenario. Well, this is the reality for Meghan Markle who will be marrying a prince soon this month; …

How to Cope with Fear of Death & Snake Phobia

How to Cope with Fear of Death & Snake Phobia

In this counseling answer: “It seems your anxiety holds you back from too many things and disturbs your daily life. Therefore, I highly encourage you to seek help from a professional as soon as possible. Phobias are highly treatable, brother, usually by Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Desensitization, or Exposure Therapy, and medication. With the help of Allah, inshallah …

Distressed by Living in My Inner World

Distressed by Living in My Inner World

In this counseling answer: “I ask you, dear sister, to try to get over the fear of being diagnosed with a psychological illness. We, as humans, go through all sorts of illnesses throughout our lives; however, Allah provided us with those who are trained to help.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us with …

N. Carolina Mosque Offers Mental Health Therapy

Defying stigma attached to mental health problems, an Islamic center in Raleigh, North Carolina, are offering specialized counseling service to its members, as Muslim ban and anti-immigrant rhetoric contributed to feelings of being bullied, harassed, and otherwise treated with suspicion.

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What's The Punishment for Committing Suicide?

Short Answer: It is understood that in the life hereafter, one would continue doing the action which led to one’s self-inflicted death, again and again, according to a hadith that speaks about this. However, some important scholars in the history of Islam have said that the punishment in hell will not be eternal. But, the deeper question is: what’s bad about …

How to Forgive My Abusive Parents & the Muslim Community?

How to Forgive My Abusive Parents & the Muslim Community?

In this counseling answer: When parents are abusive and have their own mental health issues, the counselor suggests family therapy that involve all members of the family as well as making a family time wherein parents and children read the Quran together. The counselor also encourages to think of all the good the parents did …

Social Anxiety Inhibits my Faith

Asalamu Alaikum Hafiza, Thank you for trusting About Islam with your problem. While reading the first few sentences of your message, I started wondering if you suffer from anxiety. So, thank you for including that info, which means you’re aware of the problem and working on addressing it. I think this is a major factor in your feelings …



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