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Ramadan Anxiety; I'm Not Good Enough

Ramadan Anxiety; I'm Not Good Enough

In this counseling answer: • You need to be more honest about who you really are so that you can be at peace with your own reality. • Don’t compare yourself with others. Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam my dear Sister in Islam, Ramadan Mubarak! In Sha’ Allah, Allah created pain (guilt, in this case) to motivate us—like …

Infertility

Depressed and Suffering from Infertility

In this counseling answer: • Your first step is to accept the pain that you are experiencing. • Try therapy again. • Once you start to love and accept yourself again, you can start allowing yourself to love and accept others. Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for sending us your question. I am sorry to hear about …

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

In this counseling answer: Give your husband a chance to learn how to support you. If he refuses, please do pursue your right to health and happiness via a divorce. As Salamu Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing it to us regarding your concerns about your mental health and your marriage. I can imagine how traumatic …

Baby with Genetic Disorder: Allah’s Punishment?

Baby with Genetic Disorder: Allah’s Punishment?

In this counseling answer: “If your child were to have special needs, look at it as if Allah (swt) chose you and your wife to care for your child, whom He (swt) created, and Allah (swt) does not make mistakes. If your child does, indeed, have a genetic disorder, in sha’ Allah you and your wife will have …

hypochondria

How to Stop this Severe Hypochondria?

In this counseling answer: “Examine what steps and changes you need to make to have a healthier life. These steps should include going to the doctor, getting the proper medical care you need to improve your health so that you can be there for your wife and kids in the future and Allah knows best. Focus …

Faith depressed

I Think I'm Faith Depressed

In this counseling answer: “Don’t get the idea in your head that you are not doing ‘enough.’ Just being your true self and not harming others is a form of charity in Islam. Of course, that does not mean we abandon rules and rituals; it means that we put everything in its proper context and …

Intrusive Thoughts about Islam; Can’t Stand Them!

Intrusive Thoughts about Islam; Can’t Stand Them!

In this counseling answer: “You are doing all the right things to fight these thoughts by not giving up on your deen. Just continue praying on time, offer voluntary prayers, if you can, find peace in reading or listening to the Qur’an, and make du’aa’ to Allah for protection from Shaytan and his whispers. Keep yourself busy with good deeds …

I Can't Stop Lying to My Husband!

I Can't Stop Lying to My Husband!

In this counseling answer: “You might like to first keep your distance, give him a bit of space, and let him cool down a bit. When things are calmer, you can be alone with him in a peaceful environment, approach him, and talk gently about the matter and see if you are able to resolve things.” As-Salamu …

Is Suicide the Solution? Fadel Soliman Answers

Is Suicide the Solution? Fadel Soliman Answers

The very idea that someone wants to die is frightening. As a result, suicide is not an easy topic to discuss. However, talking about it does save lives. Would suicide really help? The huge pains that many people go through may prompt them to consider ending their life, but is it a wise decision? Will …



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