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Same-Sex Feelings How to Get Rid of Them

Same-Sex Feelings: How to Get Rid of Them?

In this counseling answer: • Your constant intrusive thoughts about being attracted to males possibly falls within the range of a mild OCD. There is a subsection classified under OCD which does include obsessive thoughts about sexuality. • These thoughts will go away as you settle into your new life with your wife as well as …

I Committed Homosexual Act; I Feel So Guilty

I Committed a Homosexual Act; I Feel So Guilty

In this counseling answer: • Studies have shown that depressed, relative to non-depressed persons, make qualitatively different decisions, leading many doctors and psychotherapists to suggest to their patients that they should avoid making major life choices while in a depressed state. • It is your responsibility to seek help to resolve the depression. Not only …

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Muslim Women: "Stay In Your Houses"?

Short answer: Of course not. The wives of the Prophet, who were directly referenced (“Oh wives of the Prophet…”) did not take these verses literally and lived their normal lives, inside and outside the house. “On the contrary, like Muslim men, Muslim women can go out, learn, and work, provided that they observe decency and …

How Do Arab Men Think?

How Do Arab Men Think?

In this counseling answer: Arabic culture is a broad concept. Thus, your focus should be more on understanding the patterns and trends of your individual family members directly within the broader context. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, Great question! First of all, there is no absolute framework for how men, Arabs, or Arab men think. Let’s look at a …

I've Always Wanted to Be a Girl

I've Always Wanted to Be a Girl

In this counseling answer: • It seems you have higher levels of estrogen; a hormone responsible for the female development and feminine energy. • You have some traumatic experiences with your sexuality and positive male interactions. • Seek counseling and work through any sexually traumatic events which have influenced SSA with a therapist. As-Salaam ’Alaikum brother, It is …

I'm Still Homosexual After Marriage

I'm Still Homosexual After Marriage

In this counseling answer: “Use that time to look at how your homosexuality began in order to help you find your way forward in life instead of sitting alone recycling negative thoughts that make you more depressed. “ As-Salamu ‘Aleikom, I am sorry to hear of this dilemma that you have lived with for so …


How Do Muslim Women Encourage Misogyny?

Domestic violence, sexual harassment and abuse, misogyny in all its forms – whether in the East or the West, Muslim or non-Muslim, all these diseases are alive and well in our societies. “Women shouldn’t be dressing a certain way if they don’t want to be attacked”; “Sometimes a mouthy woman just needs to be disciplined …

Between Men and Women What is Midlife Crisis

Between Men and Women, What is Midlife Crisis?

How often do you meet with middle aged people whose lives have turned upside down as they take crucial changes all of a sudden and out of nowhere? In certain age, mostly from late thirties to early fifties, both men and women might experience feelings of identity lost, depression, mood changes, and dissatisfaction about their …

Battling with Homosexual Feelings

Battling with Homosexual Feelings (Video)

Salam Aleikom, In this video, you will learn: The possible reasons behind gay feelings and thoughts As Muslims, what you can do with these feelings *** Watch more: Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated in this response are very general and purely based on the limited information provided in the question. In no event shall AboutIslam, its …

A Love Letter from My Husband to a Man

A Love Letter from My Husband to a Man

In this counseling answer: “I would encourage you to reach out to him to reopen those channels of communication. Regardless of whether you find direct or indirect ways to communicate with your spouse, it is important for you to confront this issue and have an honest and open conversation with him about your marriage and about …

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