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Hunting for My Other Half (Q&A Folder)

Hunting for My Other Half (Q&A Folder)

Getting married is one of the biggest transitions in one’s life. Therefore, one needs to be very thoughtful when it’s time to make the final decision: whom I want to live the rest of my life (and the Hereafter) with? Muslim youth can face many difficulties until they find the answer. One of the biggest …

I Still Hope My Ex-Girlfriend Will Come Back to Me

I Still Hope My Ex-Girlfriend Will Come Back to Me

In this counseling answer: • What you can do is to repent and ask Allah to forgive you for the mistakes you have made and promise never to do it again. • To avoid watching pornography, you should avoid being alone and surround yourself with people most of the time who are good and practice …

Get Married Now or Wait Until She Graduates

Get Married Now or Wait Until She Graduates?

In this counseling answer: • We want to remind you that frank communication and trust in Allah are going to help you come through this situation, and nothing else. • We do not encourage prolonged engagements but suggest that you consider performing the nikkah (marriage contract) and waiting until she finishes her studies to actually live together. …

I Molested Young Girls; I Feel Guilty

I Molested Young Girls; I Feel Guilty

In this counseling answer: • The main barrier is that you sexually molested young girls in the past. That is an extremely serious issue and I cannot recommend that you seek marriage at this time due to this. • Repent and seek forgiveness from Allah for molesting those young girls if you have not already. …

I Broke Up with My Boyfriend; I Feel Miserable

In this counseling answer: • You can use your experience to learn and create a better and more positive experience for the future. • When you are ready to seek marriage, do things in the correct way right from the start. • Remember that he also had his own part to play in this and …

Marriage Is Being Delayed

Parents Want to Delay Our Marriage

In this counseling answer: • Are you mentally and emotionally prepared to get married? You need to step back from the situation and attempt to answer some of the questions we have posed to you. Write down your responses. Review them. • Talk to your fiancé. Are you satisfied with his defense of himself? • Seek out professional …

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 …

He Hugs His Female Friends; Shall I Marry Him?

He Hugs His Female Friends; Shall I Marry Him?

In this counseling answer: • Set aside time to speak with him about these issues, but don’t approach the topics in a demanding or blaming way. • Consider pre-marital counseling. • Ultimately, if he refuses to compromise on these issues, then this is a red flag for you concerning the future. • Pray istikhara and don’t be …

I Like a Non-Practicing Muslim: Shall I Marry Her?

I Like a Non-Practicing Muslim: Shall I Marry Her?

In this counseling answer: • What are the qualities that you love about her? List them on a piece of paper. • Clearly talk to her and show your interest (while involving your and her parents). • Inshallah, you will be able to help her practice the religion in a more efficient way. Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam, Your …

I Prefer Remaining Single Forever Than Sharing My Husband

I Prefer Remaining Single Forever Than Sharing My Husband

In this counseling answer: • Islam allows the man to have more than one wife if only the man keeps a balance between the two or more wives and keep them equally well. This is a huge challenge many men, unfortunately, disregard when they think of marrying a second wife. • Look at the situation from an …



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