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'Why I'm Still Single?'- A Single Muslim Man Speaks Out

I have often wondered whether this is an active choice, a curse, or simply a matter of circumstance. At my age and from my cultural background almost everyone I know is married and has children. At times I wonder whether it is the lifestyle I have adopted, but at other times partition blame to the …

My Lack of Opportunity to Work is Depressing Me

My Lack of Opportunity to Work is Depressing Me

In this counseling answer: • If she is insulting you, putting you down, saying bad things about you please do know that it is not about you, but it is really about her own self-image and internal struggles. • I kindly suggest that you make a list of all your positive traits and qualities. • …

I Can’t Accept to Be Still Single

I Can’t Accept to Be Still Single

In this counseling answer: It is your right to seek marriage and be an active participant in your search. Open your heart to any potential suitor if they were of good Islamic quality regardless of ethnicity. Keep your heart open, pray to Allah for guidance and ease, make du’aa’ for your parents. Become active in your community …

My Friend Cannot Stop Talking about Her Married Life; I Feel Frustrated

My Friend Cannot Stop Talking about Her Married Life; I Feel Frustrated

In this counseling answer: • She needs to tell her that it is not allowed in Islam to discuss any aspect of the intimate life between the husband and the wife with anyone. • Let your friend know that she should focus not on the life of her married friend, but her own personal growth, …

I’m Antisocial & Travelling a Lot: Should I Remain Single?

I’m Antisocial & Travelling a Lot: Should I Remain Single?

In this counseling answer: • Take some quiet time for introspection. Keep a journal about what you feel. • I recommend that you seek therapy. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, Thank you for writing to us with your most important concerns. It sounds as if your work is one of great charity and benefit for those you …

Aging Singles: How Parents Cause Delay in Marriage

Aging Singles: How Parents Cause Delay in Marriage

*Names have been changed in order to protect the individuals’ privacy. Young, attractive, well-educated, pleasant and talented… Sporting a well-rounded personality, hailing from a respected and decent family, and showing bright future prospects… A yuppie in their late twenties or early thirties, or, in a growing number of cases, having recently hit the big four-O …

No Sexual Desires; Can I Stay Single?

No Sexual Desires; Can I Stay Single?

Salam Aleikom, *** Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated in this response are very general and purely based on the limited information provided in the question. In no event shall AboutIslam, its counselors or employees be held liable for any damages that may arise from your decision in the use of our services. Watch more:

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He Proposed to My Young Daughter

In this counseling answer: •Your trust in your daughter should increase after this episode. You should realize that these days, young people, especially, from a single parent household, might feel as though they are on their own. •You appoint your own brother or another male relative, or the local Imam as the wali to help you …

Why Am I Still Not Married? Is God Angry with Me

Why Am I Still Not Married? Is God Angry with Me

One of the main reasons why God might be delaying your marriage is to reach certain level of physical, intellectual, financial and emotional maturity. He knows everything about you that even you do not know. Maybe He knows that were you to marry right now…

I’m Short & Ugly: I’ll Remain a Spinster!

I’m Short & Ugly: I’ll Remain a Spinster!

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, May Allah Most High bless you in your attempt to strengthen yourself in your faith and your desire to do what is pleasing to Him. There are several elements of your situation that I will try to address. It is always important in your relationship with Allah to …



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