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Abusive Mother-in-Law Wants to Control Our Life

Abusive Mother-in-Law Wants to Control Our Life

In this counseling answer: “I think moving away from your mother-in-law would be appropriate under the circumstances and may be the only solution (while, of course, you wouldn’t cut ties with her completely!) Don’t feel guilty about that because she made it impossible for you to live with or near her, not you.” As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum …

I Married My Love to Escape from a Forced Marriage

I Married My Love to Escape from a Forced Marriage

In this counseling answer: “If your parents are calling you do something wrong, you have to respectfully decline and make your own choice, which you did. Yes, we have to be good to our parents, but the line sometimes needs to be drawn when it becomes oppressive and/or abusive and one’s God-given rights are taken away.” …

My Nephew Being Bullied at School

In this counseling answer: “Many things could be bothering him about going to Quran school. Dogmatism or the harshness or strictness of the environment could be the problem. For kids who obsess over doing the right thing, the opposite could be the problem—he is being too hard on himself and others, frustrated that everyone is …

Lack of love

Lack of Love; My Marriage is Falling Apart

In this counseling answer: “You have to figure out what makes you feel love and then try to build those things around you in your marriage, home, and family. Since you want to “fall in love” with him, you may need him to do the things which get the reaction of love out of you.” Answer: …

I’m Scared to Get Married to a Middle-Easterner

I’m Scared to Get Married to a Middle-Easterner

In this counseling answer: “Your problem is not new. History has it that when people immigrate, they always intermarry with the indigenous people. So, be patient with people who are new to this reality. In Sha’ Allah, they will catch up soon. But don’t expect them not to have some growing pains over it. Don’t be …

Chaotic Teenage Years: Help Me Find the Way Out!

Chaotic Teenage Years: Help Me Find the Way Out!

In this counseling answer: “Build your Islamic character. It pains you to not be praying and practicing your religion, so start doing so. You can start slow, no problem! Islam is a path, and a path is one step at a time, i.e., gradual. So start building your faith by seeking Islamic knowledge and gradually …

Deep in Debt: I Wish for Death

Deep in Debt: I Wish for Death

Answer: As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Dear Brother in Islam, I am sorry you feel so down. May Allah help you and make me able to help you, in sha’ Allah. I am going to talk to you mostly about how you can feel good about yourself even in the face of apparent failure. First, it is helpful …

Daughter

My Daughter Hates Modest Clothes

In this counseling answer: “Just tell her that, you do not respect immodesty, but you do respect her mind and soul, so tell her that you believe in her capacity to see through the garbage and lies and tricks of our enemies to the beauty and truth of Islam, even if she is not strong …

Suffering in a Loveless Marriage

Suffering in a Loveless Marriage

In this counseling answer: “So, for the sake of love you once had, for the sake of your son, and for the sake of Allah (to not be another divorce, in sha’ Allah), please ask your husband if he will try marriage counseling.” Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam my dear sister in Islam,  I am sorry that you have been suffering …



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