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Since I Wore Hijab, My Life Has Been Ruined

Since I Wore Hijab, My Life Has Been Ruined

In this counseling answer: • Appearance really isn’t the most important thing. • The way you respond to your trial, by seeing the benefit in it and trusting Allah (swt) to see you through, will make clear to Allah (swt) that you truly are a believer. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, Alhamdulillah, this is great that you have …

I Can’t Overcome Laziness & Overeating

I Can’t Overcome Laziness & Overeating

In this counseling answer: • Women, in particular, overeat due to boredom, feeling deprived, comfort eating, a dislike of their body (self-sabotage), anxiety, depression and a myriad of other reasons. • Write down what you are feeling right before you eat a meal or reach for that tasty looking sweet. Also, write down how you felt …

Narcissistic personality disorder

I'm Narcissistic; How Can I Love Allah?

In this counseling answer: “True submission to Allah can only be achieved when you are aware of your inner essence, yourself as soul and a spiritual being living on this earth. Once you achieve this level of awareness, you will naturally seek to stay connected with Allah. This is natural. This is also our natural and …

I Asked About Islam, He Blocked Me

I Asked About Islam, He Blocked Me

In this counseling answer: “While you did not state if you attend a mosque or have any Muslim friends, I would kindly advise that you do attend a masjid for learning and meet Muslim sisters to get to know, learn from, and do social activities with. If you desire more intense Islamic learning, you can …

Does God Call Me in My Dreams?

Does God Call Me in My Dreams?

In this counseling answer: “Indeed, Islam calls us all. If you should decide to embrace Islam formally, you are not throwing away true Christianity. My own layperson’s way of putting it is that as long as we desire enlightenment, we will be corrected so that our understanding can become more accurate. Once our ego is …

Manager Forces Me To Commit Haraam

Manager Forces Me To Commit Haraam

In this counseling answer: “Sometimes instead of depending on an excuse or a reason, you can handle things diplomatically and diligently. Make your point and see what treatment you receive. Also, come up with alternative options when asked to do activities that are impermissible.” Salam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for writing to us. Earning a lawful …

I Find It Hard to Trust People

I Find It Hard to Trust People

In this counseling answer: • You do not “trust” life because it is painful, and the way you do that is to not trust people—which means you do not trust interacting with people because it might produce pain for you. • Recognize the truth is the route to the “aha moment”, not a defense that …

wet dreams

What to Do with Excessive Wet Dreams?

In this counseling answer: “Excessive wet dreams are not something to be too concerned about. Many adolescents experience these dreams as a way to release hormonal enhancements which are taking place as your body prepares itself to become a full sexual adult. As time passes and you get older, your sexual drive will naturally diminish, in sha’Allah.” …

Feeling Like a Failure at Work

Feeling Like a Failure at Work

In this counseling answer: • It is very normal to have grades drop when you go from high school to university. • Accepting the help of others doesn’t nullify the worth of your effort. • You should not feel obliged to compromise your values. Wa ‘Aleikom Salam, Firstly, it is very normal to have grades drop when …

The Magic Solution to Stop Masturbation

The Magic Solution to Stop Masturbation

In this counseling answer: • You need to use a combination of self-discipline as well as refocusing your time on more meaningful and constructive activities. • Could you replace some of that time looking at pictures of women for doing more constructive things? • Having more knowledge of Allah and His deen will help you to think twice …



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