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Do I Have to Endure Everything My Parents Do to Me?

In this counseling answer: • They are violating your rights for protection. Do they not know that they will be accountable to Allah for the way that they treat you and your sibling? • I kindly suggest that you speak with your grandmother and other relatives about moving. Please, do not wait. Your parents have …

"Jump" - Short Film on Youth Suicide

"Jump"- Short Film on Youth Suicide

Life always comes with hardships. We will all go through hardships and tests, however we shall remember that Allah (swt) does not leave his true believers misguided. If you feel down that you are even thinking about suicide, it is important that you deal with whatever makes you feel this way. The first step to overcoming suicidal thoughts is …

I’m Stuck in a Cycle of Depression & Anxiety

I’m Stuck in a Cycle of Depression & Anxiety

In this counseling answer: • Once you resolve your mental health/sleeping issues, you can move in the direction of deciding if she is one who you will marry. • If you have depression and anxiety, there are biochemical and neurological changes that may have taken place which need to be corrected. • Whatever it is …

My Miserable Marriage Makes Me Depressed

My Miserable Marriage Makes Me Depressed

In this counseling answer: • If at any point you begin to consider suicide or hurting yourself, please contact the Pakistan emergency line at 115, The Aman Foundation 24/7 helpline at +92 (21) 111-11-9123 or contact your parents. • It is time to stand up for yourself, sister! • Begin with your morning affirmation and making duaa. …

Am I Punished by Allah?

In this counseling answer: •You feel sorry and this will make it easier for you to stand in front of Allah in prayer and ask for His forgiveness. •Your best solution might be learning stress management and time management skills and implementing them so that exams cause as little disturbance to you as possible. • If …

I Left Home to Escape from My Parents’ Control

I Left Home to Escape from My Parents’ Control

In this counseling answer: “Sometimes parents are over controlling not because they are bad people, but because they are unaware of the damage they’re overprotectiveness is causing to their children. They simply need to learn that children are now adults who want to plan and execute their own lives. The hard times that you have been …

What to Do When Your Friend Becomes Too 'Needy’

What to Do When Your Friend Becomes Too 'Needy’

In this counseling answer: “You are a strong girl ma sha’ Allah that you are helping her out in her hard time, beyond your capabilities. However, she does need proper help to have her problems sorted out. Perhaps you should try to involve some adults such as her parents or any elder siblings or other close relatives. If you let …

No Answer for My Prayers: I Want to Kill Myself

No Answer for My Prayers: I Want to Kill Myself

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, I’m very sad to hear that you do not want to live anymore. This is a very serious statement. While you did not say the reason you do not want to live anymore, nor did you indicate what you are praying/making du’aa’ for, I will do my best to answer your question. …

My Sister Cannot Find a Husband; She Feels Suicidal

My Sister Cannot Find a Husband; She Feels Suicidal

Answer: As Salaam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for your question. I will try to advise you the best I can, In sha’ Allah. I am sorry to hear about your sisters’ situation. She has been rejected so many times now that she thinks all men are the same. The problem with some cultures is that they …

How Can I Stop My Humiliated Sister from Committing Suicide?

How Can I Stop My Humiliated Sister from Committing Suicide?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum Sister, Thank you for writing. I am so sorry to hear about what happened to your sister. I understand your pain, hurt, and concern. Unfortunately, what happened to your sister happens to many girls. You are very aware of this I can see from your writing and your summary about what happens sometimes …



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