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How to Deal with Low Self-Esteem?

How to Deal with Low Self-Esteem?

In this counseling answer: “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered – just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” As Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Thank you for trusting us with your most important questions. May Allah bless and guide …

Why Is Masturbation a Bad Habit?

Why Is Masturbation a Bad Habit?

In this counseling answer: “Masturbation is nothing new, but we don’t find the sahaabah teaching people it’s healthy for them. Islam teaches how to discipline one’s self not to actively invite people to do the opposite. In fact, The Messenger of Allah (saw) told young people to fast. Why? To teach them self-control. He (saw) also taught …

I Lost My Hair; I Will Never Get Married

In this counseling answer: “I urge you to make a list of all your attributes, good points, accomplishments, and blessings. Review them daily. View yourself with confidence and respect. Look internally to ensure you are not neglecting your needs for stress reduction, which will reduce anxiety and enjoyment.” As Salamu ‘Alaykum Brother, Thank you for writing …

I’m Afraid I Can’t Marry Because of My Scars

I’m Afraid I Can’t Marry Because of My Scars

In this counseling answer: “If your suitor is truthful and trustworthy, then trust him when he says that your physical flaws do not matter to him. Trust him when he says that he loves you as a person and because you are religious. If your decision ends up being wrong, then you know you did your …

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 …

Dreaming About Death Scares Me

Dreaming About Death Scares Me

Answer: Wa ‘Alaykum Sister, Do not fear this dream. People dream about death often, and r,  Often a person is in some kind of transition in her life and one thing may come to an end so that the individual can move forward to the next. Our lives can be like chapters in a book or …

Childhood Sins Still Hunt Me

Childhood Sins Still Hunt Me

In this counseling answer: “As you did not have knowledge of right from wrong at that age, you are not held accountable. I urge you dear sister to rest assured that Allah (swt) in his infinite mercy has forgiven you in sha’ Allah and covered your sins. With this knowledge in sha’ Allah, you can move forward with your life in …

Challenges of Being a Single Woman

Challenges of Being a Single Woman

Answer: As Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, I am sorry to hear about what you are going through. I can hear your pain through your question and it truly makes me sad. It sounds as if your parents’ separation had a huge impact on your life, your emotions as well as your mental health and your …

Am I Not Pretty Enough for Hijab?

Am I Not Pretty Enough for Hijab?

In this counseling answer: “Do not worry about what strangers on the street or co-workers say because they are not close people to you whom you should care for. Even if there are close people who say these sorts of ill-mannered comments, forgive them and remember what matters at the end is Allah’s (swt) opinion of you.” …

I Hate Being a Quiet Introvert

I Hate Being a Quiet Introvert

In this counseling answer: “We all may have certain traits by ‘nature’, whether they be introverted or extroverted. The key is that although we may have these traits by nature, we can manage them in a way they do not affect our personal and professional life negatively, and we develop other traits that ensure we are …



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