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How Should Women Control Their Desires?

How Should Women Control Their Desires?

In this counseling answer: • What you may be experiencing sister is as you pointed out, is an attraction to women based on the need for power and control over not allowing yourself to be abused again. • As you have been abused, however, your trauma should insha’Allah be professionally addressed so that you may …

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

In this counseling answer: Give your husband a chance to learn how to support you. If he refuses, please do pursue your right to health and happiness via a divorce. As Salamu Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing it to us regarding your concerns about your mental health and your marriage. I can imagine how traumatic …

A Depressed Friend who Considers Suicide: How to Help?

A Depressed Friend Who Considers Suicide: How to Help?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. How tragic that she was abused as a child and has a family that is negligent and abusive as well. Children who were abused/sexually harassed can suffer from an array of mental health issues as you are seeing with your friend. Children …

Forced to Live with My Stepfather After Sexual Abuse

Forced to Live with My Stepfather After Sexual Abuse

Answer: As-Salaamu `Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for your question. My sincere sympathies for the pain and hardship you have experienced and continue to endure. Have you talked to your mother alone, without your step-father, about how you feel and what is upsetting you? Did you make your feelings clear to her before she remarried so …

Healing the Scars of My Mother’s Abuse

Healing the Scars of My Mother’s Abuse

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom, What you describe here does sound like you went through child abuse, both in the physical and the emotional level. Hitting you and locking you outside of the house are what we might call physical abuse, whereas making you feel like imperfect and making you feel like responsible for your mother’s potential …

Sexual Abuse & Mom with Psychological Disorder

Suffering from Sexual Abuse & Mentally Ill Mom

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us. Your letter clearly expresses the pain and abuse you went through as a child. It was horrendous, and I am so sorry you had to go through that. It is evident your mother has some type of psychological disorder; however, only a complete assessment done …

Istikara Nightmares & Istikhara: What's Going on with Me?

Nightmares & Istikhara: What's Going on with Me?

Answer: Wa Alaykum Assalam, Thank you for sharing a very deep and profound part of yourself with me and with others who can benefit from your experience.  Indeed, part of the process of PTSD includes dissociation with your own self.  You are working through the process of reconnecting all of the parts of yourself and …



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