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Raising Teenagers in a World of Pornography & Drugs

Raising Teenagers in World of Pornography & Drugs

Pornography, drugs, premarital sex… How on earth can we raise our teenagers in a world like this? Pornography is the most popular topic searched on the Internet. Intoxicating drugs that were once banned are increasingly made legal in many countries. With all this exposure to indecency and narcotics its no longer time to be politically …

premarital sex

What's So Bad About Premarital Sex?

Salam (Peace) Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Thank you also for trusting our site. To start with, you are doing the right thing according to the pure teachings of Christianity and Islam. Normal Vs. Healthy It is unfortunate that in many cultures, your behavior is abnormal. It …

Many Difficulties in Raising My Children in the West, Help!

Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuh sister, There are indeed many challenges that come with raising children in a non-Muslim country, but in sha Allah with firm faith in Allah it is possible to raise good, righteous children in such an environment. You suggest 2 options; being strict or make them understand politely. These …

No Chance Without My Friend

As salamu ‘alaykum, Dear brother, I think your situation is a good example of what happens when we engage in intimate relationships with the opposite sex and how things can develop beyond our control. Naturally, after being in a ‘working’ relationship with this young woman for 2 years, you developed feelings for one another. This …

My Daugther Says She Wants to Die

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh, It can be very distressing for a mother to hear her daughter talk in such a way. Additionally, if she doesn’t feel there is any reason behind such thoughts or she is not willing to tell you, then this will leave you feeling helpless about how to help. Your …

introvert

How to Deal with My Introvert sister?

As-salamu `alaykum, Frankly, sister, I cannot help but focus on you rather than your sister. It sounds to me as if you are the one that needs self-understanding. I respect your love, dedication, and concern for your sister, but it sounds as if you insist simply that she be more like you! Your concern for her …

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I Cut Ties With My Non-Muslim Daughters

As-salamu `alaikum,  May Allah bless you for taking the time to explain your situation to us. Unfortunately this problem is quite endemic in our communities today as many people enter marriage without a proper understanding of its purpose and perhaps without prior knowledge/thinking/reflections of their own purpose and what our role as parents must be in raising …

Family

Rebellion Within the Family

As-salmu `Alaikum dear brother, I am so sorry that you are disturbed by your family coming apart. In family discord, there is often a person who takes the role of a witness, and that role is difficult that involves trying to reform and put the family together- often without success because the problem involves so …

Life

My Life Is Upside Down

As salamu `alaykumwa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh my daughter. Often, when parents migrate from a cultural climate that is completely different from the one they were raised and married in, there is a tendency to hold onto the values that have sufficed throughout life. As parents, one wants to pass on those values even in …

Daughter's Hair

What's The Best for My Daughter's Hair?

As-salamu ` alaykum.  You asked the basic question, “Which is the modest, proper hair style and grooming for a Muslim teenage girl at home?” I think what’s important is that Islamically, there is no proper hair style inside one’s own home. At home, one can wear their hair however they like. However, cultural standards and expectations are a …



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