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Harassed at School for Being Muslim: What to Do?

Short Answer: First, focus on preparing your children and helping them deal with their daily reality. Then, consider having a meeting with the principal and your childrens’ teachers to discuss your concerns, making sure you earn their respect. Remember: your childrens’ educators may never meet another Muslim family, so you are ambassadors for Islam and for …

My Classmate Punched Me: How to Overcome My Fear & Anger?

My Classmate Punched Me: How to Overcome My Fear & Anger?

In this counseling answer: “Sometimes in situations where bullying takes place in a school, it is useful to have a meeting between the parents, teachers, and both yourself and the boy. Not only will this make you feel supported and secure that everyone is aware of what is going on and your fears, but it …

Do You Have Abusive Parents? Here Are 4 Things You Can Do

Do You Have Abusive Parents? Here Are 4 Things You Can Do

In this counseling answer: “I know, it might feel awkward or scary to talk to someone about your feelings and problems at home/school. However, you can call them from an undisclosed phone number and tell the crisis counselors what is going on. They are unable to know your location or name or anything unless you …

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My Child Is Being Bullied at School, What Should I Do?

In this counseling answer: “Your son will need to learn to stand up for himself to some extent, even if it is just to speak up for himself without being physically aggressive back. However, it is understandable why he would be reluctant to do this if he does not feel like he has the support …

I Pretended I Was a Hindu to Escape from Bullying

I Pretended I Was a Hindu to Escape from Bullying

In this counseling answer: “Please do speak with your parents, get counseling, cut off relations with this boy and focus on building up your self-esteem and confidence through true Muslim friends and activities. Once you begin to heal from the trauma you have been going through, and can see more clearly, you will be thankful …

What Should I Do If I Get Bullied?

What Should I Do If I Get Bullied?

In this counseling answer: I would advise you to speak up about the bullies and let them know that your strength in the right direction is stronger than their strength in the wrong direction. Work towards making yourself a stronger person, such that no-one can break you down. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear brother, I am sorry …

A Perfectionist’s Scars of Bullying

A Perfectionist’s Scars of Bullying

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, You have presented a lot of issues. It seems you have an immense amount of pressure dealing with parental expectations, school, and your own selfhood. Unfortunately, I will not be able to address them at length in my response but will provide some general advice. Consult with a school counselor about all …

Son is Bullied at School in Ramadan: What Shall I Do?

Son is Bullied at School in Ramadan: What Shall I Do?

Answer: Wa alaikum Salaam wa rahmatullahi wa baraktuh, Raising children in a non-Muslim country comes with additional challenges to the usual challenges faced with being a parent. These are challenges you will face as a parent and as will your son also. Firstly, bullying is not acceptable and should be reported, especially since it is …

I Am Pessimistic & Lost My Confidence

I Am Pessimistic & Lost My Confidence

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum Sister, Thank you for sending us your question. I am going to start my answer by addressing your last comment about committing suicide. Do NOT ever think about committing suicide; you are a valuable person and you would be doing yourself and the rest of the world a great injustice if you …



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