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Avoiding Social Interactions Like The Plague

I Avoid Social Interactions Like The Plague

In this counseling answer: • It is atreatable conditionthat responds favorably to counseling, cognitive-behavioral approaches, desensitization, medication (to correct faulty brain chemistry), stress reduction techniques and other methods. • I also suggest that youin sha’ Allahcontinue with makingdu’aa’, reading Qur’an, and doingdhikr. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Mental illnesses are disorders that are part of a triage …

Feeling My Mother Unhappy for Having us

Mother Is Always Unhappy with Us

In this counseling answer: •I do recommend family therapyinsha’Allahif she is willing. This is something you may want to discuss with you dad insha’Allah. •Please do continue to utilize patience and honor her despite her saying and doing hurtful things. If she says something strange (like you stole from her) let it pass and recognize …

Husband Has Become Radical; Help!

Husband Has Become Radical; Help!

In this counseling answer: • No one should be forced (or chose) to live in a hostile, violent home; no one! Allah (swt) did not create you to be abused and hurt, sister. Please, do not go back to him. • Initiate the divorce as soon as possible. • Please continue to study Islam and …

We Love Each Other, Yet He Wants a Second Wife

We Love Each Other, Yet He Wants a Second Wife

In this counseling service: • I would suggestin sha’ Allahthat you sit down with your husband when things are calm and ask him if he desires a second wife to produce children. • It is also your husband’s obligation to ensureyoufeel cared for, loved, and that your emotional needs are protected and secured within the …

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Should I Divorce For the Sake of My Kids?

In this counseling answer: •Please do find a counselor in your area to address your depression and stress, it may be due to the abusive conditions you are living under. •Please sister, also seek out parenting classes to help you relearn how to treat your children. Your local Masjid may be a good source or …

My Husband is a Drug Addict!

My Husband is a Drug Addict!

In this counseling answer: • While Allah hates divorce, there are circumstances wherein divorce is permitted. However, it is best if you first try to save your marriage if you can. • It is best if you first try to save your marriage if you can. • You can choose to stay with your husband …

What to Do If I Have No Friends? - About Islam

What to Do If I Have No Friends?

In this counseling answer: • Start a journal writing down your daily thoughts about yourself. • List all of the good qualities you have as a friend and list the qualities you seek to a friend. • Be the one who initiates these activities and qualities to show others you are interested in being a …

Past Suicide Attempts Still Affect My Life

Past Suicide Attempts Still Affect My Life

In this counseling answer: • I highly suggest you seek out counseling in your area to address your issues as well as having someone whom you can confide in. • Remember, if we take or attempt to take our own life (suicide), we are trying to perform a function that belongs to God (swt). • …

Aunty is Always Angry, She Drives Me Crazy

Aunty is Always Angry, She Drives Me Crazy

In this counseling answer: • Ask your uncle or another family member to perhaps speak with her doctor about her behaviors at home. Possibly, she needs a medication adjustment or other interventions. • Distance yourself emotionally from her behavior. • Keep yourself busy. Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry …

Unsociable

My 12-Year-Old Son Is Unsociable, Please Help!

In this counseling answer: I would kindly suggest getting your son involved in boys groups at the Masjid or Islamic centers which offers classes, groups, and other youth building activities. •I would also kindly suggest that you inquire about how school is going, finding out if he has any issues at school. Often times children …



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