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Out of Fear, We Haven’t Consummated Our Marriage Yet

In this counseling answer: •Ask yourself if there is a particular reason why you feel these anxieties. Have you been abused? •You can either just cast your anxieties aside and do it without preparation. •The more recommended approach, however, is to make positive associations with intimacy. Go for a date night, be romantic. •Make duaa …

My Parents Always Fight, What Should I Do?

In this counseling answer: •It could be that your family is emotionally overwhelmed right now and needs a mental health intervention to deal with all the changes and stress that you all have been going through. •Sit down and talk to your mom or your dad, whoever you are closer to. Ask them if it …

Tips To Deal With The Trauma After Christchurch Attacks

After the Christchurch terror attack, many Muslims feel traumatised and scared about what happened and what will happen. Dr. Mohannad Hakeem has tips to deal with the trauma after the attacks. Islamophobia & the Modern Psychological Battle of Badr

I Don’t Want to Live in Polygyny; Is It a Sin?

In this counseling answer: • Outside of accepting that Allah has made polygyny permissible (under strict conditions!), it is not obligatory for any Muslim woman to accept polygamy for herself. • Turn to Allah and seek His help in filling your heart with tranquility and contentment. • Have a sincere, heart-to-heart talk with your husband about …

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

In this counseling answer: Give your husband a chance to learn how to support you. If he refuses, please do pursue your right to health and happiness via a divorce. As Salamu Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing it to us regarding your concerns about your mental health and your marriage. I can imagine how traumatic …

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Lost My Faith and Hope, I Need Help!

In this counseling answer: “Please do make a list of what you are feeling if you have experienced any trauma, when this “disconnection” began, as well as notate any other signs, symptoms in other area’s of your life.  Please do contact a therapist for an assessment and if needed, counseling and treatment.   As you have talked to …

Afghan Inventor Designs Mine Detonator

Afghan Inventor Designs Mine Detonator

Afghan inventor Massoud Hassani has designed a wind-powered ball for clearing minefields. Now in the Netherlands, Hassani grew up in Afghanistan, where he and his brother often made their own wind-powered toys. The detonator, called Mine Kafon, is designed in the shape of a ball, made of an iron casing core surrounded by dozens of …

Anxiety: I Fear Something Bad Will Happen to Me

Anxiety: I Fear Something Bad Will Happen to Me

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum Brother, Thank you for writing us. I’m not sure if you mean by “something bad will happen to me” an accident or health issues such as getting a disease or becoming ill. Also, you did not mention what the psychiatrist diagnosed you with or the medication he prescribed. So, I will do …

Healing the Scars of My Mother’s Abuse

Healing the Scars of My Mother’s Abuse

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom, What you describe here does sound like you went through child abuse, both in the physical and the emotional level. Hitting you and locking you outside of the house are what we might call physical abuse, whereas making you feel like imperfect and making you feel like responsible for your mother’s potential …

I Can't Let Go of The Past

I Can't Let Go of The Past

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, Thank you for sharing with us your concerns. You provide us with very little detail, so we can only respond in the general. Surprise! Surprise! You are not the only one who lives in the past. With all the traumas of life today, it is actually quite easy to do. With …



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