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How to Handle Hateful “Friends”

How to Handle Hateful "Friends"

In this counseling answer: • You should seek out other people who are real to you and want your best. • Take a good break from your false friends; spend as less time as possible with them. Assalam-O-Aleikom brother, I am glad you approached us and shared your problem with us. I will try my best …

The Importance of Muslim Friends in Our Lives

The Importance of Muslim Friends in Our Lives

The summer before my freshman year of high school, my family moved to Massachusetts. Among the momentous changes a move across country entails – moving into a new house, starting at a new school, and becoming accustomed to a different climate – it wasn’t long before I realized that the biggest and most unpleasant change …

Am I Too Harsh If I Cut Ties with Bad Friends?

Am I Too Harsh If I Cut Ties with Bad Friends?

In this counseling answer: • When your interests vastly differ from those of your friends, you will automatically be distanced. • Tell them how you feel about your religion and your faith; be honest, but not insulting or demeaning. • Keep strengthening your relationship with Allah and seek useful knowledge. • Try to be friend with other …

Rekindle Your Ramadan Passion Through Week Two!

Rekindle Your Ramadan Passion Through Week Two!

After the first week of Ramadan, the high curve of spirituality, zeal and passion that mark the first days Ramadan begins to abate. We start to lag behind when the time of prayer comes; our attention and focus during salah seems harder to maintain, and somehow that keenness to focus and reflect on our Qu’ran …

Friends Make Fun of Me & My Mother

In this counseling answer: • I suggest that you ask yourself: do your “friends” possess these qualities? Do they make you feel good about yourself and relaxed? Are they loyal and trustworthy? • I would also like you to make a list of why you have let them verbally abuse you. • Consider taking up …

How Shall I Deal with My Best Friend Who Insults Me?

In this counseling answer: •Sometimes, maintaining distance and not being too open is not equivalent to being angry. •Approach your friend in a calm manner. Address the fact that your broken relationship hurts you as you have really cherished her company for the past two years. Let her know that her behavior is confusing and …

A Quick Guide to Forming Healthy Friendships

A Quick Guide to Forming Healthy Friendships

Friends can make or break us. It’s true! And even backed-up by the sunnah and science. So, how do we find good friends, and how do we keep them? If anyone relieves a Muslim believer from one of the hardships of this worldly life, Allah will relieve him of one of the hardships of the …

Muslim Sisterhood: Is the Sugar Coated Stuff Reality?

We are constantly told about the unity of the Muslim Ummah and the beauty of sisterhood. A Muslim friendship is allegedly “better” and “more fulfilling” than a non-Muslim friendship. Historically, Muslims are known to have compassionate and glorious friendships based on a mutual love of Allah and a desire to obey him. But what’s reality? …

Love for Allah

Love For Allah Does Not Come Cheap

How to strengthen your love for Allah? This inspiring speech elaborates on the love relationship that develops between Allah the Almighty and His servants. It describes the ways to nurture and this relationship and and illuminates the reciprocal nature of this lofty love. The speech goes further to discuss the love between Muslims and Prophet Muhammad …

No Friends, Low Self-Esteem; I Feel Lonely

No Friends, Low Self-Esteem; I Feel Lonely

In this counseling answer: • Acts of worship are critical for any phase of our life that is either difficult or pleasurable because it is our love for Allah that brings us to worship. • Try to engage in positive self-talk about your ability to socialize, your worthiness of making friends as well as your …



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