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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 …

My Teenage Son Ignores Me

In this counseling answer: “Ask him if anything is bothering him. If he doesn’t respond, just let him know you are there for him. This is the beginning to building trust and communication-his knowing you love him, and you are there for him. Once communication (besides yelling) is established, insha’Allah he will begin to open up and …

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How To Deal With A Disrespectful Teen Daughter?

In this counseling answer: “Let her know how it makes you feel and that you have always done what you think is best for her and supported her from birth until now, and you deserve her respect. Most importantly, explain to her that Islamically we have to be respectful to our parents, even if they …

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, …

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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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