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Divorced after a Breakdown

Divorced After a Breakdown

As-Salamu Alaikum, In this counseling answer, you will learn: • Marriage needs to be based on trust and respect. • Talk to your imam, even over the phone, to ask about your rights as a wife. • Use your common sense first before asking about your rights. Ask yourself: is kindness toward the wife is …

I Live in a Muslim Country Where Islam Doesn’t Exist

I Live in a Muslim Country Where Islam Doesn’t Exist

In this counseling answer: • Understand that we cannot force religion on to anyone. It is only up to Allah to guide. • Show them that if you choose to live your life as Allah SWT has asked you to, nobody should judge you for it. • If it gets aggressive, do not to get …

Daughter Committed Zina, How Should Her Mother Deal with That? - About Islam

Daughter Committed Zina, How Should Her Mother Deal with That?

In this counseling answer: •Being cold towards them will make them feel bad for what they have done and can contribute towards putting them off committing the sin again in the future, which can be a good thing to a certain extent. •A more gentle approach can be taken where the family talks to the …

I’m So Sad; I’ve Lost Motivation to Pray

I’m So Sad; I’ve Lost Motivation to Pray

In this counseling answer: • Stop thinking too much about your past. Learn from it, but don’t dwell on it. • It is always worth talking to the close people in the family to get their advice, especially your mother or sisters. • Allah tests those who he loves the most, so it is important …

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

In this counseling answer: • I encourage you to keep going to therapy. • Give your husband a chance to learn how to support you. • If he refuses, please do pursue your right to health and happiness via a divorce. • PTSD which is left untreated can wreak havoc on a marriage. As Salamu …

Depression & ‘Eid

Depression & 'Eid

In this counseling answer: • It is wise not to generalize your own feelings of depression and low self-esteem to the world. • You can look for the meaning of ‘Eid and apply it to your personal life story. •Contentment is more priceless and eternal than the joy of this world.‘Eidcelebrates this surrender and can …

Dad Has Psychological Problems; I Can’t Live with Him

Dad Has Psychological Problems; I Can’t Live with Him

In this counseling answer: • I would say you are not bound to stay with him or support him, as he never fulfilled his role as a father. However, Islam enjoins us to be good to our parents, especially in their old age. • If you’re afraid that he might be harsh with you or …

My Parents Ignore My Major Depressive Disorder - About Islam

My Parents Ignore My Major Depressive Disorder

In this counseling answer: • Work on your self-esteem. Every night, before you go to sleep, make a list of three positive attributes that you have, your strengths, or any way in which you left a positive impact on the world. • Expand your consciousness and understand the purpose of life. • Identify your core …

How to Deal with My Friend’s Depression?

How to Deal with My Friend’s Depression?

In this counseling answer: • It’s important that you realize that you are a safe place for her to come back to. • People with mental health disorders need support and understanding.Merely providing a listening ear can be a great help. • The key is consistency in treatment. • If, at any time, your friend …

Do I Have to Endure Everything My Parents Do to Me

Do I Have to Endure Everything My Parents Do to Me?

In this counseling answer: • They are violating your rights for protection. Do they not know that they will be accountable to Allah for the way that they treat you and your sibling? • I kindly suggest that you speak with your grandmother and other relatives about moving. Please, do not wait. Your parents have …



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