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How to Encourage My Teen Siblings Into Deen?

In this counseling answer: •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, …

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, …


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 …

Catholic Son Against Parents' Conversion

In this counseling answer: “Explain to him that you understand that he may be upset and that you do not intend to tell him what to do. But, you and the rest of the family have done what you feel is right for you and your connection to God. Tell him if he is against …

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

In this counseling answer: “Your daughter is a teenager who is exploring and learning about herself in new ways every day. She is going through a key time in terms of identity development and needs a certain level of freedom to learn about herself in a safe and guided way. Though it’s just my opinion, …


My Parents Don't Understand Me, What Should I Do?

As-Salaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhum, Bless your heart for writing! I am sorry that your parents “can’t understand” you and “ always criticize your actions”! That is an unproductive relationship with one’s parents, which is sad because you lose what you need to have in a relationship with your parents—the benefit from the relationship …

Marriage with My Teenage Wife is Tiring

Marriage with My Teenage Wife is Tiring

In this counseling answer: “At sixteen, these are questions just being figured out and tested out. She deserves the right to do that without having someone breath down her neck constantly trying to control her social connections and personal self-expression. If you are focused on clothes and make-up, you are missing the bigger picture in taking …

The Simple Solution To Teenage Love

These days it is very difficult to be a Muslim teenager living in the West. If the parents don’t help their sons and daughters then zina can happen. Here is a simple solution to teenage love.

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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 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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