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Motherhood Accomplished; I Need Another Mission

Answer: Wa ‘Aleikom Salam, At this point in your career (for motherhood is, indeed, a career), I would suggest looking beyond the typical “going back to school” and starting a new career option although that is an option. I will go over some of the ideas I have for you below: Apply for a Job …

hate living in Saudi Arabia

Hate Living in that 'Most Islamic' Country

Answer: As-Salaam `Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, Your experience is something that has happened to many Muslim converts who have settled before you in countries which represent the opposite of their culture. You are not alone in these feelings, and there are many women who have had similar experiences. As the daughter of converts …

Distressed by Living in My Inner World

Distressed by Living in My Inner World

In this counseling answer: “I ask you, dear sister, to try to get over the fear of being diagnosed with a psychological illness. We, as humans, go through all sorts of illnesses throughout our lives; however, Allah provided us with those who are trained to help.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us with …

What to Do With Bullying Colleagues?

What to Do With Bullying Colleagues?

In this counseling answer: I would advise you to try to build a good relationship with your co-workers, for example, by bringing them some baked goods to the office leaving them in the staff room or cafeteria.” As-Salamu ‘Alaikum, Thank you for asking this important question. There are a few steps you can take before …

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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.” …

Avoiding Social Interactions Like The Plague

Avoiding Social Interactions Like The Plague

In this counseling answer: “To clarify brother, the fact that you have social anxiety is no fault of your own. You are but one of the millions of people who happen to suffer from the disorder, for which alhumdulilah there is treatment!” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Mental illnesses are disorders which are part of a triage that comprises the mind, …

Cutting Bad Habits to Become a Better Young Muslim

Cutting Bad Habits to Become a Better Young Muslim

In this counseling answer: “Perhaps organizing your days will help. While I am not sure if you are in school or working, or have free days, organizing the things you want to accomplish will help you stay on track and get things done.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, You have great insight and perspective into your issues. That …

Old Friends Always Remind Me of My Sinful Past

Old Friends Always Remind Me of My Sinful Past

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister A, First, I have to remind you that in sha’ Allah all your sins are now totally wiped away. They don’t exist anymore as you have sincerely repented, took a new path, and took several steps toward Allah. So, congratulations! Forget about the fears that Allah won’t forgive you; Allah …

I Have a Dream, But It Seems I Can’t Reach It

I Have a Dream, But It Seems I Can’t Reach It

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum my dear sister, Thank you for writing to us, and I pray to Allah I can do my best to answer your questions. I am so sorry that you’re going through all these problems with obtaining your dream education. I feel your pain and desperation in your words, and I pray Allah …

My Ugly Face Causes My Depression

My Ugly Face Causes My Depression

In this counseling answer: “It isn’t about your looks; it is about the times we are living in. Trust me on this. Don’t ever believe that your inability to find a suitable partner is solely because of your physical appearance. A good man who is authentic will want a good woman who will love him. We are living …



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