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I Prayed Istikhara, but I’m Still Unsure About This Marriage

I Prayed Istikhara, but I’m Still Unsure About This Marriage

In this counseling answer: • I kindly suggest dear sister, that insha’Allah if this talk continues, you give them reminders from the Qur’an about their sinful ways regarding racism and backbiting. • When we make istikhara prayer, it is important that we don’t interject our own wants and desires into the prayer. • Please look …

He Seems to Be a Good Man, But I Dislike His Family

He Seems to Be a Good Man, But I Dislike His Family

In this counseling answer: • You can reject the proposal if your heart is not convinced about marrying that particular guy. • Wealth and a good status is not everything to look for in a marriage. Knowing the potential spouse’s personality, likes and dislikes are also quite important. • Be sure to set appropriate boundaries with …

My Parents Reject Every Proposal; I Feel Suicidal

My Parents Reject Every Proposal; I Feel Suicidal

In this counseling answer: • Ensure his practice of Islam aligns with your personal values as a Muslim. • Determine if you will stay with him or leave. • Sit down with your parents and speak very honestly. • Encourage your parents to have a sit down with him and his family. • Make lots …

I Want to Marry a Foreign Muslim; My Dad Disowned Me

I Want to Marry a Foreign Muslim; My Dad Disowned Me

In this counseling answer: • One way you could try easing this is by educating them on the matter from an Islamic perspective in regards to marriage. • Let them know that you are considering their perspective in your decision-making. • Arrange a meeting between the families so that your family can get to know his …

My Cousin Loves Me, but I Can’t Marry Him

My Cousin Loves Me, but I Can’t Marry Him

In this counseling answer: • It is important that you marry someone you would like to marry. In shaa’ Allah, please consider calling off the marriage and speak with your parents about these facts in a respectful way. • Speak with your parents, set your intentions, and make duaa’ to Allah for direction and guidance. • If your family …

I Was Forced Into This Marriage; I Hate My Husband

I Was Forced Into This Marriage; I Hate My Husband

Salam Alaikum, In this counseling video, you will learn: You can find hadeeth about sahaabah divorcing each other. So, it might be an option for you if you feel there is no joy or happiness in your marriage that is worth fighting for at harder times. Learn more about each other; do something that is …

I Am Incompatible with My Husband; I Need Another Man

In this counseling answer: If you choose to divorce, that is your decision to make, but such a decision must be for yourself, not for another man. Improve your communication skills. Use I statements. Practice active listening. Be concise and to the point. When he is fire, be water. Consider professional counseling. If you two …

Wife Says She Only Married Me to Make Her Family Happy

Wife Says She Only Married Me to Make Her Family Happy

In this counseling answer: • Consider both marriage and personal counseling. • Get the family involved. • Focus on your child as a source of hope. • Work on communication and intimacy skills if you decide to stay in the marriage. • Identify 3 positive skills as you heal if you decide to leave. …

I Changed My Mind; I Want to Refuse This Proposal

I Changed My Mind; I Want to Refuse This Proposal

In this counseling answer: • If you are not attracted to him and prefer someone else, then this may make it difficult to develop relations between the two of you. • If you choose to decline the existing proposal, be sure to be kind in doing so since arrangements have already been made. • Make …

I Feel Pressured to Get Married

I Feel Pressured to Get Married

In this counseling answer: • Do not worry too much about it all. Your time will come too, and I am sure your brother will take responsibility for your wedding too. • Do not feel pressurized to get married to somebody you don’t want to marry. You are the one who will live with that person, …



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