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My Daughter Left Home Due to My Husband's Scrutiny

My Daughter Left Home Due to My Husband's Scrutiny

In this counseling answer: • Dictatorial behavior flies in the face of the “consultation” ordered in Islam in the surah called “Consultation” and Surat an-Nisaa where Allah (swt) states that you are equal (in marriage), but the man is one degree above. (Quran 2:228) • But don’t judge him harshly either; he is sincerely doing what he thinks …

A Revert: Shall I Marry a Married Man?

A Revert: Shall I Marry a Married Man?

In this counseling answer: • A man should consult his wife in everything pertaining to the marriage so as to have a win-win situation if he can. But, if they can’t agree, the man has the right to do things his way. • Please, put yourself in his wife’s shoes just for a minute to try …

Abusive Mother-in-Law Wants to Control Our Life

Abusive Mother-in-Law Wants to Control Our Life

In this counseling answer: • It is your husband’s job to stop his mother, not yours. • 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!) • Ask Allah (swt) to help you! As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum …

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 …

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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 …

A Revert: Shall I Marry a Married Man?

A Revert: Shall I Marry a Married Man?

In this counseling answer: • “Although polygyny is completely lawful in Islam, don’t forget that, like everything else in Islam, it is subject to rules. • In the best of situations where everyone follows all the rules, it is laced with emotional and personality problems. • I am sorry to say that, but that is …

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My Daughter Is Very Aggressive with Us

In this counseling answer: • Talk to her but what you say matters supremely. If your talk is only to correct her, you will lose the battle because you are missing the point – whatever that point is – and THAT you have to find out from her. Ask her, what is it you hope to …

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Irresponsible Father - Shall I Ask for Divorce?

In this counseling answer: “If your husband just doesn’t care about you and the kids, you have a right to a divorce and maybe you should get one. In either case, you will need to choose to divorce him or suffer it out, hoping for your reward from Allah in the Next life (and maybe …

My 4-Year-Old Daughter Bites Her Nails

In this counseling answer: • Nail biting, like any bad habit is a symptom of something else which is causing a person stress, usually. A bad habit is an artificial form of relief for something that the person cannot get relief from by changing the thing that is causing them the stress. Thus, I would look first at …

After My Third Child, I Have No Interest in Sex Anymore

 In this counseling answer: “A mother is always giving, serving, responding to, worrying about… children, husband, shopping for food, etc., She is also human and needs someone to care about her, to serve her needs, respond to her worries, etc. To recharge your battery means more than just physically. It means emotionally too. So that …



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