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Muslim College Student: My Best Friends are Boys

Short answer: You should try to be a good friend to everyone, but realize that friendships have boundaries.  A friendship between a boy and a girl must stay within the boundaries of what is permissible.  You can be friends only for the sake of Allah –to help one another in staying on the Straight Way …

How to Prevent My 20-Year-Old Daughter from Going Astray

How to Prevent My 20-Year-Old Daughter from Going Astray

In this counseling answer: “At this point in your daughter’s life, she may feel she is finding herself or redefining herself. She may be experimenting with her identity and her values. In sha’ Allah, she will not make this a lifestyle and she will return to the path of Islam without too much harm being done.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, …

How to Encourage My Teen Siblings Into Deen?

In this counseling answer: “Firstly, never give up on du’a. Ultimately Allah is the only one who can guide them on the straight path, so continue to make du’a to Allah and ask Him to guide you and use you as a tool to assist them.Continue to be a good influence in front of them. As the older sibling/cousin, …

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Surviving My Teenager

In this counseling answer: “I would also emphasize that the parent can never enter into a battle of wills with the teenager. It will never end. If the child does not do what the parent wants, and if it is important enough, then the parent will have to set the limits. At times, negotiation is …

How to Deal with Today's Teenagers (Islamic Reflections)

How to Deal with Today's Teenagers (Islamic Reflections)

Teenagers are hurricanes of hormones and emotions. They are transitioning from adolescence to adulthood as fast as they can in an increasingly malicious world. No less so are Muslim children in the West. Now more than ever, parents need to oversee and watch over, however not lord over, their teenage children. Parents must play a role …

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4 Reasons Why Teenagers Seem to Hate Their Parents

Dear Sister, This is a common response to one’s parents as a 14-year-old and also one of the most painful things to deal with for a parent with a child of this age. However, it can be less painful when considering the reasons why it happens. There are many reasons a child at this age may …

My Teenage Son Ignores Me

As-Salaam ‘Alaikum, The teen years are challenging indeed. While you did not say how old your son is, or if there were any other issues in particular, I do know from experience (as most parents learn) that yelling does not work, especially not with teens. Teens tend to tune you out after awhile when you yell, …

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 …

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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 …



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