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Can I Fast Despite My Mental Disorder?

In this counseling answer: • Counseling is the primary treatment for a mental disorder such as Depersonalization Disorder. • Speak with your imam, if possible, about a medical exemption. • Do not discontinue any medication. • Follow the prescribed Islamic guidelines for those who cannot fast. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, I am happy to hear you are seeing a therapist and …

Mental Health Centers Targeting Muslims Gain Popularity in Canada

A number of organizations have started to provide culturally sensitive mental-health services designed specifically for Muslims in Canada, The Globe and Mail reported. In North Toronto, Khalil Center opened in March with a slogan that says ‘where the Mind & Spirit meet’. “With around 50% of Canada’s one million Muslims living in Ontario, Toronto seemed like …

Daughter

My Daughter, a Witness to Violence

In this counseling answer: •We urge you to involve your parents and his, so that everyone is aware of your husband’s sinful behavior. •You have to protect yourself and your daughter at all costs. The fact that he sometimes becomes violent is enough reason for you to have an emergency escape plan should the need …

I Feel Stigmatized for Having Bipolar Disorder

I Feel Stigmatized for Having Bipolar Disorder

In this counseling answer: •Even if your father, husband, family, or community are against you getting treatment, please continue.  •Educate your family about Bipolar Disorder. •I kindly suggest insha’Allah that you sit down with your husband and apologize again for not informing him prior to marriage. •Join a support group to meet others who share …

I Always Feel Impure; How to Combat My OCD?

I Always Feel Impure; How to Combat My OCD?

In this counseling answer, you will learn: Make yourself busy with worshipping and remembering Allah. Ignore the whispers and just do what you were about to do – Satan is trying to get you away from Islam. Remember that Allah knows your intention, that you purified yourself. Watch More:

anxiety & stress

6 Ways to Reduce Anxiety & Stress Right Now

According to Anxiety UK, the word stress is usually used to describe the feelings that people experience when the demands made on them are greater than their ability to cope. At such times people can often feel overloaded, under tremendous pressure and very tense or emotional. Stress affects everyone, young and old and is a completely …

How to Cope with the New Zealand Mosque Shooting Tragedy

How to Cope with the New Zealand Mosque Shooting Tragedy

The whole world was shocked yesterday by the terrible news of a terror attack that targeted New Zealand mosques. People have been struggling to find the language for what had happened to the city of Christchurch, which witnessed the worst mass killing in the nation’s history, leaving 49 people dead and 39 injured. Licensed therapists Najwa Awad, LSCW-C and …

Yasmin Mogahed - How to Have a Healthy Mind?

Yasmin Mogahed - How to Have a Healthy Mind?

‘The best way to deal with fearful thoughts is to pray for them.’ ‘Money buys happiness when you spend it on others.’ ‘The reason why we are mentally, emotionally, and spiritually weak is because we put our hope in things which are weak and temporary.’ ‘When we seek ultimate security from anything other than the …

Seeking A Therapist: Questions to Ask

Seeking a Therapist: Questions to Ask

Life can be overwhelming even for the strongest of believers. Part of the life of a Muslim is struggling with the difficulty and hardships, especially with the current climate of political rhetoric against Islam and Muslims which leave many Muslims vulnerable to psychological problems. It’s recommended in such times of hardship to seek help of …

I’m Always Sad; How Can I Feel Content?

I’m Always Sad; How Can I Feel Content?

In this counseling answer: • Lists can help us organize our thoughts and see which ones are rational and which ones are not. By making lists, we gain a visual perspective of how we are thinking. • Look at your “worry” list and see which ones are left that are within your control and those that …



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