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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 …

She Has a Sinful Past; Shall I Marry Her?

She Has a Sinful Past; Shall I Marry Her?

In this counseling answer: • Only marry her if you truly recognize that her past is no better than yours. • You need to get your relationship right with Allah (swt) and start keeping your daily prayers. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear brother, It seems you are in a dilemma. First, you were friends with this girl, …

Malaria Caused Me Anxiety, Depression & OCD

Malaria Caused Me Anxiety, Depression & OCD

In this counseling answer: I highly recommend that you seek out counseling as only a therapist can diagnose you with Depression, Anxiety Disorder and OCD. In regards to OCD and intrusive thoughts,it is more helpful to address the mechanisms thatmaintainit because this is the key to overcoming the problem. OCD is kept going by a …

Ashamed of My Mental Disorders

Ashamed of My Mental Disorders

In this counseling answer: • Engage in stress reduction techniques as being a medical student is stressful, and stress exacerbates OCD tendencies. • Some helpfulstress reduction techniquesinclude mediation ordzkir, deep breathing, progressive relaxation, walk in nature, prayer, Tai Chi, and others. Not only will this help with the OCD, but also with the anxiety. • …

I’ve Married a Married Man; I Feel Deserted & Depressed - About Islam

I’ve Married a Married Man; I Feel Deserted & Depressed

In this counseling answer: •Speak with your husband about your feelings and concerns. •If he cannot provide satisfactory support and answers, please do write to our “Ask the Scholar” section with details or see your local imam. •Insha’Allah, please do see a counselor in your area to address your feelings of what may be depression. …

Swimming

My Daughter Refuses to Attend her Swimming Classes!

In this counseling answer: •Try to find out what may have happened at swimming classes. •Perhaps talk to the teacher to see if she became afraid of doing a certain lesson if she was teased or dunked underwater by one of her classmates. •I would not recommend forcing her sister especially as she has such …



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