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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 …

How to Raise My Child Islamically?

In this counseling answer: •Say “Allah” to him often, asking him to repeat it – we want their first word to be “Allah”. Don’t be disappointed if it is not – that is not proof of anything bad, but it is a blessing when it is their first word. •It is very important that they learn to be selfless …

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

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

In this counseling answer: • It is not right for parents to reject a marriage based on ethnicity. • To me, gender difference alone is a “set-up” by our Creator to test us. • You are not that young for marriage. • I suggest that the two of you not get married UNTIL this young …

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 …

10-Year-Old Daughter Talks Too Much

In this counseling answer: •You need to tell your daughter what to do (that her talkativeness is sometimes inappropriate/too much) and you need to allow her to explore the world to figure it out for herself (thus her wealth of things to say). •When our children are very small, it is easy: tell them what …



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