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I Can’t Stop Being So Lazy

I Can’t Stop Being So Lazy

In this counseling answer: • Seek forgiveness from Allah (Swt) and make the intention to start praying again. Start out with at least one prayer a day and remain consistent. • Set physical reminders to control your online activity or delete your accounts. • Create an accomplishment journal and reflect on 3 accomplishments nightly. • …

Mental Illness... Real or Sign of Weak Faith?

Mental Illness... Real or Sign of Weak Faith?

1Is mental illness a symptom of weak faith? In this video, brother Mohamed Hoblos confronts the stereotypes and misconceptions of one of the biggest taboo topics in the Muslim community, mental illness. Having mental illness doesn’t necessarily mean you’re far from Allah nor does it mean you’re possessed by Jinn. It’s a test from Allah, …

I Feel Depressed Seeing People in Bad Situations

I Feel Depressed Seeing People in Bad Situations

In this counseling answer: • Remember that being blessed with certain things is also as much a test as not being blessed. • The easiest and the best thing you can do is pray for them. Ask Allah to make things easier for them. • Donate money to the charities that support them. Wa Alaikum salaam wa …

My Family Doesn’t Love Me; I Feel Depressed

My Family Doesn’t Love Me; I Feel Depressed

In this counseling answer: • You stated, “my family doesn’t love me.” Seek out counseling to help you get through this difficult period in your life. • Writing a letter to your mom is a symbolic way of “laying your head in her lap” and crying. • Reassure your daughter that you will always be there for …

I Wish to Live in Isolation

In this counseling answer: Request tests for estrogen levels, adrenal hormones to rule out adrenal fatigue, sleep apnea, as well as depression. Ensure that your sleeping is adequate and refreshing. Keep your prayers. Make an appointment with a counselor for an assessment. Check out your area to see if there are any support groups for …

I Have a Chronic Illness; I Feel Depressed

I Have a Chronic Illness; I Feel Depressed

Your mom has a history of a thyroid disorder, mental illnesses, and your sister now has breast cancer. In addition, your mother was abusive to you and your sister while growing up

I’m Stuck in a Cycle of Depression & Anxiety

I’m Stuck in a Cycle of Depression & Anxiety

In this counseling answer: • Once you resolve your mental health/sleeping issues, you can move in the direction of deciding if she is one who you will marry. • If you have depression and anxiety, there are biochemical and neurological changes that may have taken place which need to be corrected. • Whatever it is …

I Have Low Self-Esteem: How Will I Marry?

In this counseling answer: • Stop criticizing yourself! • Verbalize your fears and expect them to understand your problems. • I would suggest maintaining a journal in which you highlight the positive aspects of your personality. • Don’t be afraid of being judged. • I feel it is essential that you explore what the roots …

I Hate My Family for Mistreating Me

I Hate My Family for Mistreating Me

In this counseling answer: • Please know that your parents do love you despite the way they treat you, and regardless of their actions. They do love you, they just don’t know how to love you properly. • You need a social life. You do need to do things that you enjoy. You need to be …

Depression and hope: How Do You Find Value in Living?

A Depressed Person: How Do You Find Value in Life?

In this counseling answer: • Counseling and often medication is very effective treatments for depression. • Support groups for depression are empowering. • I highly recommend that you seek out a good therapist in your area for an assessment as well as treatment. As Salam Alaykum sister, Thank you for your question. Yes, depression is very …



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