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I Watch Porn to Escape from Stress After Mom’s Death

I Watch Porn to Escape from Stress After Mom's Death

In this counseling answer: • Seek out counseling to help you move through the grief process. • Talking to your father about how you feel regarding the loss of your mom, your wanting a closer relationship with him, as well as your academic issues. • Recognizing how stress plays a role in these bad habits …

Bereavement and Eid

Bereavement and Eid

In this counseling answer: • This is a wonderful time for remembering the joys and the times you spent together. • Invite a friend to help you with your children during this time. Ask a friend to help you make Eid fun for your children. • Let his death lead you also to even a …

First Ramadan without My Husband: How to Cope?

First Ramadan without My Husband: How to Cope?

In this counseling answer: • Find a therapist in your area to help you with the grief process. • Approach Ramadan with your heart set on fulfilling how your husband would have wanted you to spend Ramadan. • Try to create a Ramadan for yourself and your children that would have made your husband smile. …

I Feel My Death is Near

I Feel My Death is Near

In this counseling answer: • Oftentimes as we are passing through life stages we experience various strong emotions and thoughts. At some points, a fear of dying may develop. • Treatment usually consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation/stress reduction techniques as well as medication. • From an Islamic perspective, doingdhzikr, reading Qur’an and makingduaais also …

Fears and Depression; I Lost My Son in Ramadan

Fears and Depression; I Lost My Son in Ramadan

In this counseling answer: • Reach out to a local family therapist that you feel comfortable visiting with your son and discuss your symptoms. • I would highly encourage you to continue praying Tahajjud. Salam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for your question. To make sure that I understand your points correctly: you lost your child last …

How to Process the Tragedy of Losing My Child?

How to Process the Tragedy of Losing My Child?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum Brother, I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your precious two-year-old.Inna Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raajroon. (“Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return.”) May Allah (swt) grant you ease during this most difficult time. While I am not an Islamic scholar, I can offer the …

I Have Feelings For My Husband’s Best Friend

I Have Feelings For My Husband’s Best Friend

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for writing to us. Here are some thoughts for your consideration. First, Allah Most High knows the feelings of pain and sadness you have experienced due to the loss of your husband. Enduring your grief with patience and prayer is very much in line with how Muslims are enjoined to …

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 …

Died

He Died Right in Front of Me

As salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh my dear sister, You have done well to find your feet on the path of Islam, and we pray that you will find from it the strength to make sense of what is happening now for you and your daughter,in sha ‘Allah. Coping with death in the family …

How to Take Care of My Abusive Elderly Mom?

How to Take Care of My Abusive Elderly Mom?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, May Allah (swt) bless you for trying to take care of your mom and putting up with her abusiveness. I am sorry to hear of your father’s passing; may Allah (swt) forgive him and grant him Jannah, in sha’ Allah. I can imagine that it is a hard situation for you, …



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