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How Can I Stop Backbiting with School Mates?

Short Answer: Backbiting is alien to Islam. Islam promotes brotherhood and care for others, whilst backbiting seeks to destroy and it is considered one of the most destructive of major sins. In order to backbite, you need to have others to talk to and to listen to what you are saying. If these friends are the people who …

How Seeking Forgiveness Brings Tranquility in Our Hearts

How Seeking Forgiveness Brings Tranquility to Our Hearts

When we constantly go back to God, seeking His forgiveness, we are reminded. We become humble, because we are forced to face these minor sins that weigh heavily on our hearts and through that our hearts are cleansed. Because we face our sins, we are…

Will Allah Forgive Me for My Haram Relationship?

Will Allah Forgive Me for My Haram Relationship?

In this counseling answer: • Ask Allah to forgive you for your haram behavior. Repent and promise yourself that you will not have anything more to do with this boy. • It is his responsibility and his family’s responsibility to ensure that he does not fall into depression. As-Salaamu Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to …

Wounds of the Heart

Does Trust in God Cure the Wounds of the Heart?

Short Answer: It is whole-hearted reliance on Allah that brings peace of mind to a believer. Those who are afflicted by the wounds of the heart should remember Allah and rely on Him. And the way to rely on Him is through worshiping Him and seeking His help and guidance in all things. _____________________________________ Salam (Peace) …

Husband’s Past & Mother-in-Law Frustrates Me

Husband’s Past & Mother-in-Law Frustrates Me

In this counseling answer: “While you have every right to feel the way you do, you need to allow yourself and allow your husband to be human. What I mean is that humans make mistakes and they deserve to be forgiven (if they sincerely repent). That is what Allah mentions constantly in the Quran.” Salamu ‘Alaykum …

My Uncle Sexually Abused Me; I Feel Guilty

My Uncle Sexually Abused Me; I Feel Depressed

In this counseling answer: “What your uncle did to you was not your fault; being at such a young age, you did not know what was right and wrong. Remember, Allah (swt) will punish your uncle in this world or the next. Focus on yourself and your well-being. This abuse has set a big scar …

How to Come Back After Sinning

Peace be upon you dear questioner, Thank you so much for this question. It is truly a very important point to discuss. We have to remember that Shaitan (the accursed devil) has two tricks in this regard. First, he tries to make the sin seem easy, appealing, approachable, and that it is not such a …

How to Repent and Return to Islam?

How to Repent and Return to Islam?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Prayer is an important pillar of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The dividing line between a believer and a disbeliever is the negligence of prayer.” (Muslim) You are very fortunate that you have realized you should pray. …

Is Homosexuality Repented?

Is Homosexuality Repented?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I guess this is the first thing I should say. Welcome back to the life of believers and the sanctity of worshipers. Then the second thing I have to say is that you have to be sure that you are accepted insha’ Allah. …

The Repentance of a Fornicator

The Repentance of a Fornicator

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Now moving to your problem and your worries, to tell you the truth I was happy to sense the feeling of self-reproach between your lines. I personally don’t want to be hard on you. It seems you are hard enough on yourself. …



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