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marriage void of emotion

Marriage Void of Emotion, Sex & Financial Support

Answer: As-Salaamu ’Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for your question. Forgive me if my biases scream out in this answer. So your husband does not support you financially, emotionally, psychologically or even sexually. He won’t give you a divorce and won’t fulfill your needs, but he would use a religious ‘ruling’ and get a second …

In the Name of Islam, My Life Was Destroyed

In the Name of Islam, My Life Was Destroyed

In this counseling answer: “It sounds like you are really at odds with your culture, not with your religion. You are at odds with your life and your husband’s decisions, not Islam.I would encourage you to strengthenyour relationship with your faith. If you choose to stay in your marriage, you may have to start demanding …

How Does One Go About Repenting?

How Does One Go About Repenting?

Answer: Wa ‘Alaikum As-Salaam dear sister, Lucky you! It seems you’ve had an inspirational Ramadan! I congratulate you for taking steps towards living your life according to your values. Your question seems to be asking about guilt. It seems that you have a lot of guilt, and you are asking for ways to alleviate …

Middle-East Problem Threatens Our Marriage

Middle-East Problem Threatens Our Marriage

In this counseling answer: Understand the reasons why men in the Middle East might stare at foreign women and understand that you can’t control other people’s behavior. For the things that bother you, just say that you don’t agree with them and empathize with your wife for having to go through it. Wa `Alaikum As-Salaam, …

I Don't Like My Wife But Can't Divorce Her

I Don't Like My Wife But Can't Divorce Her

Answer: As-Salaamu `Alaykum dear brother, Thank you for your honest question. It is truly hard to ask these kinds of questions. It is unfortunate that you or your parents did not think about the consequences of fixing marriage without the consent of the people getting married. There was a time that these kinds of unions …

Each of Us Got Married, He Died; I Still Miss Him

Each of Us Got Married, He Died; I Still Miss Him

Answer: Wa `Alaikum As-Salaam dear sister, Thank you for your question. You sound like a very self-sacrificing individual. It also seems that you are not bogged down by the past and are able to see the positives in every situation. It is truly unfortunate that your parents said no to a suitable person, whom you …

Husband Wants Me Covered & Locked in the House

Husband Wants Me Covered & Locked in the House

Answer: Wa Alaykum As-Salaam dear sister, I would like to ask why this matter was not clarified before marriage? These issues, which seem to be a “deal breaker”, should be discussed prior to marriage so that no one has to give up something that is critically important to them.Now that this hasn’t been done, …

Deep Hatred to Sudden Love for My Husband; Why?

Deep Hatred to Sudden Love for My Husband; Why?

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum, Thank you for your question. For starters, I am a social worker so I do not know where you can get answers with respect to black magic. I will try, however, to answer your question from a clinical perspective. Although,from an Islamic perspective, we do believe in black magic, I have found …

Love Hijab, but Afraid of Wearing It

Love Hijab, but Afraid of Wearing It

Answer: Wa ‘Alaikum As-Salaam dear sister, Thank you for your question. You seem to be a devoted and insightful person. I do not know why hijab is such a difficult task for you, so I will address some of the points you have made, and hopefully you can put together an answer that works for …



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