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Dissociative Identity Disorder

How to Cope With Dissociative Identity Disorder?

In this counseling answer: • Letting go of anxiety is the first step. When you decide to re-start your prayer practice, you will begin slowly and with a new understanding, experiencing one prayer per day at first so that you can change the effects of the practice into one that is in and of itself …

Evil Whisperings Affect My Pious Daughter

Evil Whisperings Affect My Pious Daughter

In this counseling answer: “The important thing is to create a family atmosphere where your daughter feels accepted as she is. With that said, you might suggest her to set apart a special time each day for “learning” the correct tajweed, and correct wudu’ apart from her regular prayers. You might even offer to help her with this. (She …

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 …

Faith depressed

I Can't Wait to Get My Period So That I Don't Need to Pray

In this counseling answer: • You need to get to the root of the problem which requires someone that is capable of helping you by understanding you and how you got to be where you’re at. • The few rules that we have in Islam are not meant to suppress or oppress. • Islam is …

Can I Marry Her Despite My Schizophrenia?

Can I Marry Her Despite My Schizophrenia?

In this counseling answer: “There is not a ruling against it. With your ability to go to high school, graduate and go on to college, your outlook in sha’ Allah should be very good, based on what you have said. As long as you are honest with your intended, and she knows exactly what is involved, you …

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 …

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Life Full of Severe Hardships; I Need a Break!

In this counseling answer: • I would suggest sister that in sha’ Allah you sit down with your husband and discuss a set amount each month that he will send to them, one that is reasonable so you both can survive as well. • You must maintain your own self through healthy foods, reducing your stress level as …

Marriage between People with Down Syndrome?

Marriage between People with Down Syndrome?

In this counseling answer: • It will depend on to what degree your daughter desires to be married as well as to what degree you and the boy’s family would be willing to help them to live towards a successful and happy marriage. • What needs to be taken into consideration to a lesser degree …

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 …

Struggling with OCD; Will I Ever Be Normal Again?

Struggling with OCD; Will I Ever Be Normal Again?

In this counseling answer: “From a psychological perspective, many therapists tackle issues with OCD by encouraging their clients to confront any fears they have as a means to challenge the beliefs that they have.” Wa Alaikum salaam wa Rahmatullah wa barakatuh sister, It really does sound like this diagnosis of OCD is quote severely affecting …



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