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I Can’t Stop Thinking about Guys

I Can’t Stop Thinking about Guys

In this counseling answer: • Focus on your present life, needs, and goals. • Join a single sisters’ group or enroll in marriage seminars at your mosque. • Keep your five daily prayers. Make du’aa’, do dhzkir, read Qur’an, and reflect upon the beauty and magnificence of mercy and forgiveness. As Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, What you have been experiencing …

Loved Him, But He Just Used Me

Loved Him, But He Just Used Me

In this counseling answer: • Sometimes, we must experience the ugly in order to love the beautiful and true. • Remember to marry someone you feel compatible with and attracted to. Don’t marry someone just to please your parents. As-Salaamu ’Alaykum Sister, God bless you on your journey and for gaining wisdom. As you said, …

I Can’t Live with the Shame of My Past

I Can’t Live with the Shame of My Past

In this counseling answer: • Stop the blame and take ownership of what you have done. • Pray as much as possible and get yourself involved in new activities. Dear brother, Before we look at your situation, you need to know the underlying fact that your move to approach AboutIslam is already a step closer towards achieving …

Crush on My Atheist College

I'm Having a Crush on My Atheist Colleague

In this counseling answer: • It is possible that what made you attracted to him was the attention he gave you in the first place. • The first and effective step to overcoming someone is not seeing, hearing, or reading about the person. • Change your schedule if you can’t deal with him or be patient …

Abuse, Sex, Boyfriends: I Want to Purify Myself

Abuse, Sex, Boyfriends: I Want to Purify Myself

In this counseling answer: • Find a counselor/mental health professional in your area and start a therapy. • Appreciating and loving yourself leads to high self-esteem. • Allah will, in fact, forgive you if you are sincere in your repentance. Believe it. Salam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for sending us your question. I am very sorry to hear about …

love marriage

Love or Marriage: What Comes First?

Salam (Peace) Dear Carine, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Normal Interaction vs. Serious Interaction Although I have answered many questions concerning the issues of male-female relationships and whether Muslim society is mixed or segregated, apparently those subjects are always on top of controversial issues and need regular refreshment! In all …

How to Handle the Pain of Unrequited Love

How to Handle the Pain of Unrequited Love

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly ask that you start writing a journal. I ask that you write in it daily, noting your feelings, thoughts, and wishes. I also want you to in sha’ Allah makes a list of all your positive traits, qualities, and aspirations. I want you to make another list of your blessings. Read them …

Commitment Phobia or He's the Wrong Person for Me?

Commitment Phobia or He's the Wrong Person for Me?

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum Sister, Thank you for sending us your question. It seems you are stuck in a difficult situation. May Allah choose the best for you and your fiancé. From your description of yourself, it seems you are a strong, educated, and independent woman. Those are wonderful qualities that most women aspire to become. …

Is This Love or Just Infatuation?

Is This Love or Just Infatuation?

In this counseling answer: “Islam only talks about halal relationships. Attraction towards the opposite sex must be then transformed into a lawful relationship (marriage). Thus, take some time and direct yourself towards a career and other responsibilities. If you are really serious about this guy, maybe you can talk to him about marriage and the possibility to …

punished for being in a haram relationship

Punished for Being in a Haram Relationship

In this counseling answer: “There is nothing to say that past haram (sinful) behaviors will definitely have a negative impact on our future actions and relations, unless, of course, we have not authentically moved past these behaviors. There is no evidence of this that I am aware of in our teachings. I think the path you are …



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