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I Can’t be a Mother; Am I Worthless?

I Can’t be a Mother; Am I Worthless?

In this counseling answer: “When we let fear determine our actions we walk ourselves into situations where we feel resentment, bitterness, and despair. We are clinging to a situation that cannot change and breaks our hearts over and over again. You need to determine what’s right with your heart and not let fear move you.” As-Salamu …

The Second Wife

In Sharia, it is essential that the husband is fair with the second wife. The Arabic word for second wife stems from harm. Therefore, the Arabs must have understood that second wives of the an bring harm to the first.

In the Name of Islam, My Life Was Destroyed

In the Name of Islam, My Life Was Destroyed

In this counseling answer: “It sounds like you are really at odds with your culture, not with your religion. You are at odds with your life and your husband’s decisions, not Islam. I would encourage you to strengthen your relationship with your faith. If you choose to stay in your marriage, you may have to start demanding …

My Wife’s Young Age Makes Me Suspicious of Her

My Wife’s Young Age Makes Me Suspicious of Her

In this counseling answer: “The answer lies within yourself, and whatever you do, do not accuse her of anything, especially if you do not have evidence.” As-Salamu `Alaikum Brother, Thank you for sending us your question. It seems you are not at ease with yourself regarding your second wife. You feel that she may …

Our Marriage is Amazing, Yet He Wants a Second Wife

Our Marriage is Amazing, Yet He Wants a Second Wife

Answer: As Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us with your very important concerns. I am sorry to hear of your issues with your marriage concerning your husband wanting a second wife. It must be confusing to you as he stated he was happy with you and that you are “exactly” what he …

Shall I Marry a Married Man?

Shall I Marry a Married Man?

In this counseling answer: “The probability of this relationship to succeed is low. I don’t think he has been respectful of you or his wife. You should not marry him out of fear. In the end of the day, marriage is supposed to bring happiness and joy to our lives, and it requires work and …

Torn Between My Wife & Another Woman

Torn Between My Wife & Another Woman

In this counseling answer: “My first suggestion would be to really ask yourself honestly why you want to marry this girl at your compound. What would you gain and lose by marrying her, and what would you gain/loss by not marrying her? Once you understand your feelings, then your second step would be to sit …

Husband’s Ultimatum: Second Wife or Life without My Children

Husband’s Ultimatum: Second Wife or Life without My Children

In this counseling answer: “It is necessary to be aware of the negative/difficult side of the choice. Then you will need to decide whether you will be able to cope with those difficulties and to accept them from the position of a strong, responsible individual and not from the position of a helpless, weak victim.” As-Salamu …

Struggling to Stay in Polygamy

In this counseling answer: “Polygamy is a very difficult lifestyle, and not every woman – and certainly not every man – is cut out for it. You have two options before you: remain in your marriage or leave your marriage. You need to think about what you want from life – as a Muslim, as a woman, as a …

I Found Out I Was My Husband’s Secret Second Wife

I Found Out I Was My Husband’s Secret Second Wife

In this counseling answer: “Allah (swt) will not judge you for what you didn’t know. As a good wife, you trusted your husband. As your husband is now gone, he can’t rectify his mistakes. So, it is advised to try forgiving him and ask Allah (swt) for his forgiveness.” Wa ’Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh sister, Certainly, …



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