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My Parents Don't Let Me Marry Her: How to Convince Them?

My Parents Don't Let Me Marry Her: How to Convince Them?

In this counseling answer: “I believe it would be wise for you and the girl whom you want to marry to be patient and wait for some time for things to cool down in both families. Hopefully, after this period, your parents (both yours and hers) would be somehow ready to open their hearts and minds …

Communication Problems in My Intercultural Marriage

In this counseling answer: “My experience in working with many wives and couples over the years is that culture clash is rarely the actual problem. What is more often the problem is dealing with individuals who have an immature understanding of marriage and its commitments, and are emotionally and psychologically unprepared for a meaningful relationship with another individual.” …

I Hurt My Friend: What Should I Do?

I Hurt My Friend: What Should I Do?

Answer: As-Salaam ‘Alaikum, You are lucky to have such a close friend who you care so much about. Sometimes, we hurt people unintentionally. It can be hard to understand what we have done wrong until we see it from the other person’s point of view. I am sure you did not mean to hurt her, …


How to Communicate Effectively with My Students?

As-salamu `alaykum, There is no magic bullet when it comes to communicating with young people, particularly adolescents. The most important thing is to understand that this age period is one of much volatility and change, and young people at this time go through many dramatic changes which are often the source of their moodiness, …

Help! My Parents Are Forcing Me to Marry

Asalamu Alaikum Dear Sister, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. My heart goes out to you. Muslim parents should never force a son or daughter into a marriage that they do not readily consent to, or feel fully inclined towards. Islam forbids this.  Be Patient and Up Your Prayers The first and most …

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