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My Sister Neglects Prayer & Hijab: How to Help Her?

My Sister Neglects Prayer & Hijab: How to Help Her?

In this counseling answer: • Instead of looking at her with anger or sadness, you try to get closer to her. • Kindness, love, and patience will bring her back, in sha’ Allah. • Make du’aa that Allah guides her. As–Salamu ‘Alaykum, I’m sorry to hear of your sister falling back from Islam. Sadly, this sometimes occurs when one …

Ramadan,`Eid, and Family Conflicts

Ramadan,`Eid, and Family Conflicts

In this counseling answer: • A Muslim is required to be kind even to his non-Muslim relatives. • My advice to you is try your best not to focus on how your family reacts to you, but go and attempt to do what Allah (swt) loves for His sake alone. As-Salamu `Alaikum sister, Thank you for …

No One Helps Me Around the House

No One Helps Me Around the House

In this counseling answer: • Speak up about how you feel. Salamu ‘Alaikum Sister, Thank you for sending us your question. It seems you are very exhausted from taking care of a complete household all by yourself! I ask Allah (swt) to help you, give you strength, and give you the courage to communicate your …

What to Do with My Ungrateful Family?

What to Do with My Ungrateful Family?

In this counseling answer: • You have no obligation to discuss or prove to your sister that you are helping the family. • Supporting and helping one’s family should be done according to the person’s ability and means. • Decrease the amount of time you spend with your family. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, May Allah reward you for …

Lazy Brothers: What Can We Do?

Lazy Brothers: What Can We Do?

In this counseling answer: Have a family meeting about goals and dreams, to get an “in” on how and why they are thinking as they are. Focus on your dreams and goals. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum my dear sister, I am so sorry to read of your situation at home and your brothers’ unwillingness to make something …

Dad Sold Me to My Cousin

Dad Sold Me to My Cousin

In this counseling answer: Forced marriages are against Islam. I also want you to make a list of the things you want to accomplish, the things that make you happy, as well as your goals for your future. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, Thank you for writing us. I am so sorry to hear of all …

My Parents fight

My Parents Always Fight

In this counseling answer: “Try your best to talk to each parent separately and help them feel comfortable talking to you about their problems. At 19 years of age, you might think that there is not much you can do to help your parents, but in reality, you can, at least, listen to them and …

Lack of Family Affection Made Me Depressed

In this counseling answer: “Love and appreciate yourself. Appreciate who you are and what you have accomplished. Appreciate your desire for healthy goals, and your piety and love for Allah. How you feel about yourself affects every aspect of your life including place of work, in a relationship and as a parent. It is the key …

My Brother “The Silent One, Ready to Explode”

My Brother “The Silent One, Ready to Explode”

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest that you begin to look at the family dynamics when he was growing up. Examine if there were any traumatic events or severe criticism from either of your parents which may have occurred while he was young to cause such a deep depression and withdrawal in a child …

Deep in Debt: I Wish for Death

Deep in Debt: I Wish for Death

Answer: As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Dear Brother in Islam, I am sorry you feel so down. May Allah help you and make me able to help you, in sha’ Allah. I am going to talk to you mostly about how you can feel good about yourself even in the face of apparent failure. First, it is helpful …



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