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How to Get My Memory Work Efficiently Again?

How to Get My Memory Work Efficiently Again?

In this counseling answer: • To improve your memory, make sure that you are engaged in some community organization of your choice. • Train your brain by memorizing surahs. • Do not overuse technology, • If the problem persists, then you might have a medical condition which requires medical attention. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum, I am very happy that you …

Shall I Marry a Narcissist Who Want to Live in Polygamy?

Shall I Marry a Narcissist Who Wants to Live in Polygamy?

In this counseling answer: • I would kindly suggest that your fiancé seek mental health counseling insha’Allah to determine if in fact, he does have NPD or if he is suffering from another disorder. • Connect with your local Masjid and Islamic center. Take Islamic classes to learn more about Islam, as well as make friends …

7 Ways To Mitigate Your Anxiety from Social Media

7 Ways to Mitigate Your Anxiety from Social Media

It’s pretty easy to feel anxiety from social media these days. For anyone with a smartphone, information overload seems to have become the default setting. Apps and websites are competing for your time, attention, and dopamine (the neurotransmitter responsible for making your brain anticipate a potential reward). “Get addicted to us!” They scream. We’re flashy …

I’m Always Sad; How to 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 …

How to Overcome Social Anxiety?

How to Overcome Social Anxiety?

In this counseling answer: • I encourage you to start a journal and list your feelings and thoughts when you are socializing. • Daily socialization done in increasing increments can help condition the mind and responses towards positive and enjoyable interactions. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear of …

Islamic Cure for OCD

Islamic Cure for OCD

In this counseling answer: • Symptoms of OCD can be a result of Shaytan’s whispers. • Keep yourself busy in acts of worship, and keep Allah (swt) in mind in everything you do. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Indeed, OCD or symptoms of OCD, regardless of if there is an actual diagnosis of OCD, can be very distressing when …

Pain and Guilt: Is it Depression?

Pain and Guilt: Is it Depression?

In this counseling answer: The stress and the guilt have made you mildly to moderately depressed. My advice is that you first try to put some stipulations regarding prayers and connect them to your daily schedule. As-Salamu `Alaykum dear sister, First, I was impressed by your patience with your suffering, your vivid faith, and your strong desire …

Schizophrenic wife

Wife Seems to Be Schizophrenic: How to Help?

In this counseling answer: I urge you, in sha’ Allah, to speak with the psychologist about your options. Continue asking her to go for an evaluation and possibly offering a reward as recommended. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, I am sorry to hear of your most difficult situation at home and with your wife. May Allah (swt) reward you for …

Jinn Possession: Psychology, Faith & Mental Health

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 …

On Suicide, Mental Health and Spirituality

Is Faith the Ultimate Solution to All Mental Health Issues?

According to World Health Organisation, approximately 800,000 people die by suicide globally each year, with many more attempting it. Until recently, this might have been something associated mainly with the Western, non-Muslim countries. However, recent suicides at the Grand Mosque in Mecca have got us thinking otherwise. In light of these events, it is important …



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