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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 …

Anxiety & Self-Harm: How to Feel Better without Hurting Yourself

Anxiety & Self-Harm: How to Feel Better without Hurting Yourself

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to propose a solution to your current situation. I would like to start off by telling you that Allah (swt) certainly does not hate you. If anything, He (swt) loves you more than you can even imagine. The Prophet (swt) said, …

Baby with Genetic Disorder: Allah’s Punishment?

Baby with Genetic Disorder: Allah’s Punishment?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear there is a chance your baby may have a genetic disorder. It can be challenging when one’s child is not born “perfect”; however, brother, there is no such thing as perfect. I would like to first address the fact that …

I Feel I'm Going to Hell Because of My Thoughts

I Feel I'm Going to Hell Because of My Thoughts

Answer:30 Wa ‘Alaikum As-Salaam dear sister, Thank you for your valuable question. You are not alone in your suffering of waswas (whispering of Satan), and I applaud your courage in coming forward and asking this important question. First, please do not be critical of yourself because of the thoughts you are experiencing. Sometimes when people have …

Blasphemous Thoughts & Fear of Being Homosexual

Blasphemous Thoughts & Fear of Being Homosexual

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, Thank you for writing to us. It sounds like you are going through quite a lot. I would like to begin with the intrusive thoughts as it seems your issues are stemming from them as they are uncontrollable. While I am not sure how long they have been going on, …

OCD

Why Are Muslims More Likely to Suffer From OCD?

In the first part of this article, the counselor gave examples of 2 cases that suffer from obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). In this part, she will analyze the mentioned cases and explain more about the different types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. The obsessive-compulsive symptoms are not attributable to the physiological effects of a substance or another medical condition. …

What to Do When Your Parents Reject Your Choice of Spouse

What to Do When Parents Reject Your Choice of Spouse

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing to us with your concerns. I am sorry to hear that your father suffered many hurts and hardships from relatives and friends. Perhaps that is why he put emphasis on education and physical health and according to you “he has a very low emotional intelligence; therefore, we …

Stressed

Stressed Out and Insecure Mother, What To Do?

As-salamu `alaykum, dear sister Sara. In your question, you brought up different areas of concern. The main points I see are your relationship with Allah, with your children, with your husband, with your parents, with others in your community, and with yourself. Your concerns are very important but they are not impossible to change for …



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