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How Can I Teach Prayer to My Toddler ?

In this counseling answer: To responding the questioner who asks how to let her kid start taking part in the prayer, the counselor advises her to learn the prayer through example and interactivity; as lectures don’t cut it! the learning process has to be interactive. Wa ‘alaikum Salaam, This is the easiest and hardest question …

Husband Ill-treats Me for Not Having Kids

Husband Ill-treats Me for Not Having Kids

In this counseling answer: • His job is to comfort you not to abuse you about it! • You may need to stand up to your husband and tell him that his behavior is not Islamic. As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum my dear faithful sister in Islam, Your question moved me extremely because of your suffering and because …

Ex-Fiancé's Memory Still Hunts Me

Ex-Fiancé's Memory Still Hunts Me

In this counseling answer: There is nothing “wrong” with remembering someone you once loved. Especially when you are NOT remembering him because you want or need him, but simply because he was/is such a great guy. As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum, I am very happy for you that you have a wonderful and blessed marriage. In today’s world …

Ramadan Anxiety; I'm Not Good Enough

Ramadan Anxiety; I'm Not Good Enough

In this counseling answer: • You need to be more honest about who you really are so that you can be at peace with your own reality. • Don’t compare yourself with others. Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam my dear Sister in Islam, Ramadan Mubarak! In Sha’ Allah, Allah created pain (guilt, in this case) to motivate us—like …

Only After His Sister’s Wedding Can He Marry Me

Only After His Sister’s Wedding Can He Marry Me

In this counseling answer: • Make istikharah prayer. • Parents can at best only offer you advice or suggestions based on their own personal experience or preferences. As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum, First of all, I am so happy for you for several reasons. One: you overcame your fear of men and marriage. Two: you found a man (and, …

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: …



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