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How to Beat Negative Thoughts in Hard Times

How to Beat Negative Feelings in Hard Times

In hard times, negative feelings develop and aggravate our suffering. People have different reaction and go different directions. A Muslim, however, should have the best reaction because he has the true Lord, Allah, to turn to. Do you have such negative feelings and do not know what to do? Join Sheikh Navaid Aziz as he explains …

Am I Failing the Patience Test by Feeling Sad?

Am I Failing the Patience Test by Feeling Sad?

Assalamu Alaykum Dear Sister, Thank you so much for sending this question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Your question is very important indeed. We need to clarify a few matters here. Allah Created Life as a Test Allah created life to test us and test our true faith to Him. As He said: Blessed …

How Did the Prophet Make Hajj Easier?

How Did the Prophet Make Hajj Easier?

The Prophet left a profound impression on the Muslim soul. He gave them the best guidance in Hajj and for them he was an exemplary leader. In fact, he was the greatest leader and inspirer the world had ever seen.

For An Easy Hajj Follow These 3 Tips

For An Easy Hajj, Follow These 3 Tips

My advice is based on my personal experience and a matter of priorities. I’ve seen pilgrims arrive to the city of Makkah and immediately starting to perform voluntary – non-obligatory – deeds of worship. You have traveled for hours, sometimes more than a day, to get there.

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My Friend Is Acting Distant. What Should I Do?

Asalaamu alaykum, brother, Thank you for sending your question to Ask About Islam. Your situation is a common one. We all experience the natural distancing of friendship from time to time. It is painful, I know, when someone you felt previously close to is now distancing themselves from you. However, there are ways to cope, …

How to Be Patient with People?

How to Be Patient with People?

In this counseling answer: The counselor advises the questioner to “make your lists and journal to explore the reasons why you get hurt so easily and lash out at others. Take classes in positive communication and practice deep breathing and imagery before you speak in a tense situation. Get counseling if you feel it may …

2 Keys to Solve Problems in Interpersonal Relationships

2 Keys to Deal with Problems in Interpersonal Relationships

In order to lessen the magnitude of our problems, we need to be able to put ourselves in the other’s place, at least for a moment. We need to look at the problem from the angle that the other person sees it. We need to understand his motives and the reason…

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If Islam Gives Inner Peace, Why Are Muslims So Angry?

Salam (Peace) Dear Christina, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. We highly appreciate your concern to search for inner peace and how to gain it. Searching for inner peace is not new. It is a need pursued by everyone on planet earth. All people from different religious, cultural, social backgrounds are …

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Should Muslims Try to "Turn the Other Cheek"?

Peace, dear reader, Thanks for your question. Imagine this: You are a wealthy, charitable man. You’ve been aiding a poor family member and spending generously on him and his family regularly. You have been doing this for years. One day, false rumors spread about the chastity and honor of your own daughter. The man you’ve …

Happiness Awaits-the-Patient

Happiness Awaits the Patient

It is when we never face struggles, that we should take a deeper look at ourselves. Do not be angry with Allah for any trials you encounter, because even our trials are a blessing in disguise, and showing ungratefulness can welcome his wrath.

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