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My Parents

My Parents' Arguments Upset Me

In this counseling answer: “Speak to them kindly and perhaps let them know that you are sharing your feelings to help keep your family unified so as not to allow Satan to come between all of you. A family that is solid, following Allah’s commands and being merciful to one another will enter Jannah by …

Friends

Didn't Make Many Muslim Friends

In this counseling answer: •You should try to search for a masjid or Islamic center in your area. •Please be flexible with the kinds of people you meet. You might be tempted to compare the new friends with those you have back home. Try to avoid doing that. •It might be better for you to only have one …

Parents Don't Allow Me to Go out with Friends

In this counseling answer: “As this is an issue that needs to be handled with understanding and with a great level of trust between you and your parents, if it is not deemed inappropriate in your family’s cultural background, perhaps you could attempt to pinpoint the source of your parent’s hesitation and work to address …

My Mom And I Frequently Fight. What Can I Do to Solve It?

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest that you sit with your mom over tea or coffee and talk to her about how you feel.  Explain to her that you love her very much and do not wish to hurt her nor be disrespectful.  Ask her how she feels you can improve your communication …

Son

My Son Refuses to Accept Islam

In this counseling answer: “Have a discussion with your son as a compromise. Ask him to at least study more about Islam. He is still very young and you will not push him or pressure him provided he studies and seeks knowledge about this deen from authentic sources and learned scholars for the next six months (at …

family

Too Muslim For My Family

 In this counseling answer: ” As salamu `Alaykum, Dear brother, thank you for writing to us. It is truly wonderful to see you so dedicated to Islam at such a young age. I would ask you to change nothing and to keep up your passionate work for the sake of Allah and Islam. Just …

Dating & Boyfriends: My Parents’ Advice to Find My Husband

Dates & Boyfriends: My Parents’ Advice to Find My Husband

In this counseling answer: “(1) Talk to your parents more about why you want to get married. Pray they will step up and assist you locally. (2) Overcome your shyness and ask sisters, friends, or the local imam to put the word out for you locally. (3) Consider marrying someone back home that your parents have pursued you. (4) Be …

Islam

My Daughter Refuses Islam

As-salamu `alaykum, May Allah Most High grant you patience and the clarity of mind to deal with your daughter. We understand the pain you and your husband must be feeling. With all of the other responsibilities of raising children these days. The challenges include inter-racial and inter-cultural marriages. Understand that Allah Most High holds you and your …

Hijab

Wearing Hijab in Defiance of My Family

As-Salamu `Alaikum, It is indeed difficult for young people to be more religious than their parents. However, now that you have reached puberty, according to Islam you are held accountable as an adult. That is, unlike non-Muslim traditions, there is no intermediate phase for Muslims: one is either a child or an adult in terms of …

Abuser

Is My Son a Substance Abuser?

As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for your question. It is a bit difficult to answer such a general question. However, it is a very important question that all parents should be aware of. I pray that it helps. Please write us back with any follow-up questions you might have… Your child’s behavior changes drastically Becomes less …



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