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Overcoming the Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Overcoming the Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse

In this counseling answer: • Know that you are not at fault. • The sooner you start counseling, the sooner you can begin to heal. • Support groups can be a powerful tool for healing. As Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing to us about your most important concerns. As I understand it, you have …

Depressed after Losing My Baby, Please Help!

Depressed after Losing My Baby, Please Help!

In this counseling answer: •A strong faith in Allah is the best way to move forward positively. Continue to pray and turn to Allah In du’a.  Cry to Him, let Him know your concerns and ask Him to give you strength. •You may also join groups for sisters who have been through the same. This way …

Punishment Suicide

What's The Punishment for Committing Suicide?

Short Answer: It is understood that in the life hereafter, one would continue doing the action which led to one’s self-inflicted death, again and again, according to a hadith that speaks about this. However, some important scholars in the history of Islam have said that the punishment in hell will not be eternal. But, the deeper question is: what’s bad about …

After My Divorce, I’m Still Depressed

After Divorce, I’m Still Depressed

In this counseling answer: • Speak with your psychiatrist or counselor and inform them that you are still depressed and you would like to try other treatments. • Draw closer to Allah through prayer, reading Quran, attending the Masjid, joining sisters for social events. • Check out support groups for depression. As Salam Alaykum sister, Thank you …

A Bullied Teen: I Want to Overcome My Depression

Answer: As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to propose a solution to your current situation. I understand that your depressive state is a result of the abusive treatment you received from your schoolmates when you were younger. You have successfully overcome all negativity through weight-lifting and exercising which clearly proved …

Husband Isn’t Interested in Sex

Husband Isn’t Interested in Sex

Answer:  As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, I am sorry to hear you are having intimacy problems in your marriage. Intimacy is important not just because it is a basic human need and desire, but it is also a way in which couples bond, express love and draw closer to each other. While it is possible to do …

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