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Anxiety, Panic & Guilt of Masturbation

Anxiety, Panic & Guilt of Masturbation

In this counseling answer: ” If you are seeking a possible permanent change, then CBT may be effective for stopping masturbation. ” As Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Thank for writing to us with your most important question. Anxiety and panic disorders are most uncomfortable and at times frightening as I am sure you know. I applaud your ability …

Am I Suffering from Social Anxiety?

Am I Suffering from Social Anxiety?

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest that you begin slowly; join a few groups or clubs at school that you are interested in and start to open yourself up to making nice Islamic friends. Remember, it is quality, not quantity!” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for your important question. It is one that concerns many young …

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Jinn Possession: Psychology, Faith & Mental Health

Many Muslims nowadays especially, in some cultures tend to make a link between any disorders or problems they might experience to jinn possession and such supernatural issues. Possession by a spirit, demon, or other spiritual entity is not new. As early as 5000 BCE, man attributed mental illness to the evil eye, sorcery, demonic possession …

Social Anxiety & Mother’s Expectations Ruin My Life

Social Anxiety & Mother’s Expectations Ruin My Life

In this counseling answer: The counselor suggests: look at your list of aspirations and goals, find out what it is you are truly interested in, and what you may want to pursue as a career. Begin to view your future as a wide open opportunity to grow and succeed, not lingering in your mother’s shadow, but …

I’m Scared of Death & The Last Day

I’m Scared of Death & The Last Day

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing us. I’m sorry to hear about the distress you are going through, dear brother. It does, indeed, sound like you are suffering from anxiety disorder; however, only a counselor can assess you and make that diagnosis. Anxiety disorder/Panic disorder is very common with the ADAA putting estimates of adult suffers …

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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My Daughter, a Witness to Violence

Salam Aleikom, Thank you for writing to us and here are some thoughts for your consideration. First, we urge you to involve your parents and his, so that everyone is aware of your husband’s sinful behavior. In Islam, an extramarital affair is a major sin, and based on what you have written, your husband is …

Can My Sins Be The Reason Behind My Depression?

Can My Sins Be The Reason Behind My Depression?

In this counseling answer: Only Allah (swt) knows best why people suffer from a mental illness or any other hardships. When facing hardships, the most important thing to do as Muslims is strengthening our relationship with Allah (swt). When a person is suffering from depression, it is not advisable to blame the person for their weak …

First Wife Refuses to Accept My Second Wife

First Wife Refuses to Accept My Second Wife

As-Salamu ‘Aleikom, In this video, you will learn about: Should a second marriage be disclosed in the family? What should be down when a husband decides to marry another wife What does a first wife feel and how to help her accept her husband’s new wife Salam, Related Topics: My Husband Wants Second Wife Out of …

Suffering from Depersonalization Disorder: Can I Fast Ramadan?

Can I Fast Despite My Mental Disorder?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, I am happy to hear you are seeing a therapist and that you feel you are getting the proper treatment and are on your way to stabilization. Counseling is the primary treatment for a mental disorder such as Depersonalization Disorder as it utilizes techniques to help you understand and resolve these feelings. Medications …



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