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I Want to Take off Hijab, But Afraid of My Parents

In this counseling answer: “Make a list of the reasons why you wanted to wear hijab. Then make another list as to why you would like to take it off now and compare the two.” As Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for writing to us with your very important concern. May Allah (swt) bless you for …

Girls Keep Rejecting Me; What’s Wrong?

Girls Keep Rejecting Me; What’s Wrong?

In this counseling answer: “Marriage courting is not fishing; you don’t keep meeting girls and hope someone will just bite. Take the process more seriously and take more time while having quality encounters with those you court.” As-Salaam ’Alaikum brother, Firstly, courting 25 girls in 4 months and being turned down is a very large …

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Low Self-Esteem Led Me to Exhibitionism

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, Thank you for writing to us with this very important question as well as trusting our response. While you did not discuss your home life, or indicate if you were in school, or working, or had a strong network of Islamic friends, these would be important considerations as they may …

Love Your Self..

Take a look at yourself. Look into the mirror. What do you see? What do you see on the outside? By the word ‘outside’, I do not mean your physical looks. Not your skin colour or the shape of your eyes. Certainly, Allah has created man in the best form, as stated in the noble …

How Does Islam Help Us Achieve Self Confidence? Part 1

Wa Alaykum Assalam, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. It is a fact that we are passing through a difficult period in our history. But we cannot avoid our …

How Does Islam Help Us Achieve Self Confidence? Part 2

Wa Alaykum Assalam, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. It is high time that our leaders and scholars as well as ordinary Muslims woke up and did hard …

Over 40 & Still Single: Dealing with Loneliness

Over 40 & Still Single: Dealing with Loneliness

Answer: Salamu ‘Alaykum Sister, Thank you for your question and your feedback. I have read your original question, Sister Aisha’s answer, and your feedback above. Firstly, I would like to let you know that you seem to be a patient, hard-working, and God-fearing woman. You are an educated Muslimah who has taken care of her …

I'm Severely Critical of My Thoughts and Ideas

I'm Severely Critical of My Thoughts and Ideas

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom,  What is most likely happening is that you have a very strong melancholic or phlegmatic personality type which tends to be extremely self-critical. People of the melancholic type tend to criticize others as well as themselves and hold everyone to an extremely high (and often impossible to attain) standard. People of the …

My Parents Love My Siblings More Than Me

Answer:  Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam sister, Even though you seem to present this as two separate issues – trying to pray more and refraining from sins as well as feeling depressed that your family doesn’t care for you as much as they do for your siblings -, these issues actually seem to be very much related …



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