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Feeling Intimidated By Abusive Relatives

Feeling Intimidated By Abusive Relatives

Answer: As-Salaam ’Alaikum Sister, I am sorry to hear about your problems. Going through life in this world is a constant exercise of patience and tolerance. Our religion requires its followers to show patience under provocation and to disregard and ignore the abuse. Unfortunately, there are many cases of abusive families, sometimes with even close relatives …

My Family Treats Me like an Outcast

My Family Treats Me like an Outcast

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, Thank you for your question. I am sorry about the amount of pain and hurt you may be experiencing, and I hope I can address the two main issues in your question which are regarding marriage and the relationship with your family, especially your mother. First of all, regarding marriage, …

A Father Far From Home

A Father Far From Home

In this counseling asnwer: “You already have the solution in mind. It is too hard for you to get another job located in India. Hold on to your current job until you have saved enough to keep your family safe and consider to open your own business. You could also do this with a partner(s) …

Mom's Controlling, Harsh, and Moody

Mom's Controlling, Harsh, and Moody

In this counseling answer: “Often times, what a person really needs is attention and to feel loved. However, they lash out and scream, so the attention that they get is negative. For example, the attention that your mother gets from you when she says mean things or becomes controlling is your negative reaction to upset. So, the …

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My Age, More Children and the Economy

As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, First of all, let me say sister that the perception Islam sees women as vehicles for breeding children endlessly is just one of those myths that probably bears more in common with certain cultural practices than it does with Islam itself. Allah (SWT) tells us Himself that He gives to some …

Dad’s a Bad-Tempered Person; How to Help Him?

Dad’s a Bad-Tempered Person; How to Help Him?

In this counseling answer: “It is clear that your father is in pain and is not happy. We don’t need to judge him. It is possible to balance your natural human need to honor him for he is your father while being wise enough to take the steps to ensure your own stability and security. …

My Newly Married Sister No Longer Pays Attention to Me

My Newly Married Sister No Longer Pays Attention to Me

In this counseling answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, I can feel how painful this situation is for you. Your sister, who may be the closest person to you, is now having a separate life. I know it is such a big change in your life which causes a lot of troubling emotions inside you. May …

After Dad's Death, My Brother Is Mentally Torturing Us

After Dad's Death, My Brother Is Mentally Torturing Us

Answer: Wa ‘Alaikum As-Salam, You appear to be in a very difficult and scary situation.  I do not have enough information to assess if your brother has a mental disorder or a personality disorder.  An individual can have both.  However, since you brother is not willing to go to a doctor, and you are in …

My Husband Always Puts His Sister First

My Husband Always Puts His Sister First

Answer: Wa Alaykum As-Salam, Thank you for writing in.  This situation sounds complicated and I can see how this is causing you to feel so much anxiety. Your husband no doubt feels a very strong sense of family loyalty and feels responsible to care for his sister.  I do not know your husband’s sisters situation.  …

Family Is Against My Hijab: I’m Depressed

Family Is Against My Hijab: I’m Depressed

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, It is wonderful to hear that you have begun to practice Islam ma sha’ Allah and take an interest in learning more about it and applying your knowledge in your daily life. May Allah (SWT) bless you and make your path easy. In your obedience and pursuit to please Allah …



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