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Loneliness is Killing Me

Loneliness and Depression Are Killing Me

In this counseling answer: • Interacting with other sisters in this way might also assist you in feeling less lonely. • Talk to Allah about your loneliness. Salam ‘Alaikom dear sister, One of the key symptoms of loneliness commonly cited in the psychological literature is the experience of depression, so it is understandable that you …

My Fiance Disappeared & Left Me in Tornadoes

My Fiance Disappeared & Left Me in Tornadoes

In this counseling answer: • Cut every contact with this brother. • Appreciate yourself. • Talk to your parents about marriage in general. As-Salamu `Alaikum sister, Thank you for sending us your question. May Allah (swt) help you to find peace and serenity within yourself and grant you the strength to have the power to overcome …

I Feel Guilty for Cheating on My Wife

In this counseling answer: • Make it a part of your daily worship routine to repent to Allah (swt) and to seek His forgiveness for your sins. • Increase your voluntary prayers, your fasting, and giving in charity as well. • You have to ask yourself whether you are still committed to your wife and …

I Had an Affair with My Brother-in-Law; My Husband Found It Out

I Had an Affair with My Brother-in-Law; My Husband Found It Out

In this counseling answer: • None of you acted with self-respect, and it is not right to blame it on your sister-in-law because still, the choice was yours. • Always remember that honesty and truth are the valued virtues in Islam and that deeds are according to intentions. Remember that Allah (SWT) knows the truth whether you …

I Love Him, but Can't Reveal My Past

I Love Him, but Can't Reveal My Past

In this counseling answer: • We suggest strongly that you not uncover what Allah (swt) has already chosen to cover for you. • Your repentance should continue so that you do not become complacent. Salamu `Alaikum,  Thank you for writing to us. Here are some thoughts for your consideration. First, all praise is due to Allah …

After Engagement, Fiancé Talks to Another Woman

After Engagement, Fiancé Talks to Another Woman

In this counseling answer: • You need to decide if his other relationship is a deal-breaker. If you believe that it is, then you have to communicate that to him and stay committed to yourself. • You must learn to love and value yourself before anyone else does. Appreciate yourself, build your self-esteem, and be grateful …

Fear of Marriage: I Am Not Good Enough for Anyone

Fear of Marriage: I Am Not Good Enough for Anyone

In this counseling answer: • You may need to address your past abuse of being bullied. • Return to your counselor and discuss with him the fact that you still feel very much depressed and continue to suffer from low self-esteem. • Widen your Islamic social circle in order to meet a variety of Muslims. …

How Do Arab Men Think?

How Do Arab Men Think?

In this counseling answer: • Arabic culture is a broad concept. Thus, your focus should be more on understanding the patterns and trends of your individual family members directly within the broader context. • You can also open up conversations about why someone in your family thinks or behaves in certain ways. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, Great question! …

I Have Lost Interest at Work

I Have Lost Interest at Work

In this counseling answer: • In order to remain focused on a task, the first thing you can do is to literally remove the things that distract you. • Always ensure to take your break away from your workspace. • Think about why you do the job that you do. • Try a different routine …

I am currently involved in a relationship with a Muslimah through SMS messages. It has taken us far and I have just proposed to her through SMS.

SMS Messages Are Taking Me Too Far

In this counseling answer: • At times, trickery or deception is behind the online character; it is not uncommon for individuals to fantasize and misrepresent themselves. • You should meet several times in the presence of a third person and to get to know each other well. It is likely that the women you meet …



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