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The Year of Grief: Prophet Muhammad Loses His Wife & Uncle

The Year of Grief: Prophet Muhammad Loses His Wife & Uncle

This was a great loss to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). His uncle had protected him for the previous ten years. After the death of Abu Talib, the Quraish increased their persecution of the Prophet (peace be upon him) as never before.

Grieving Over A Loved One? Ask Allah For Help

Heartbreak affects us all. For those of you who have lost a loved one, it is OK to grieve. You must understand this is the decree of Allah and you must ask Allah for help, to give you strength to get through this difficult time.

Prophet Jacob

Did Prophet Jacob Love His Son Too Much?

Short Answer: In surrendering to His will, we are not denying our humanity. We are completing it. This submission, does not destroy human free will, nor does it take anything away from our faculties as humans. We can submit to Allah and still have love in our hearts. There is no contradiction. _____________________________________ Asalamu Alaikum brother, …

Prophet Muhammad in Loss and Grief

The Prophet’s life had been crossed with tears, but he remained both gentle with his heart and firm in his mission. It was this chemistry of gentleness and firmness that satisfied the Most Near.

Dealing with Grief and Loss as a New Muslim

Dealing with Grief and Loss as a New Muslim

One of the very first emotions experienced by someone that learns about the death of a loved one is shock. It manifests itself as a “punch to the gut” and results in a wide range of emotions that include intense grief, anger, sadness, confusion and bewilderment.

How to Process the Tragedy of Losing My Child?

How to Process the Tragedy of Losing My Child?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum Brother, I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your precious two-year-old. Inna Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raajroon. (“Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return.”) May Allah (swt) grant you ease during this most difficult time. While I am not an Islamic scholar, I can offer the …

I Have Feelings For My Husband’s Best Friend

I Have Feelings For My Husband’s Best Friend

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for writing to us. Here are some thoughts for your consideration. First, Allah Most High knows the feelings of pain and sadness you have experienced due to the loss of your husband. Enduring your grief with patience and prayer is very much in line with how Muslims are enjoined to …

How to Take Care of My Abusive Elderly Mom?

How to Take Care of My Abusive Elderly Mom?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, May Allah (swt) bless you for trying to take care of your mom and putting up with her abusiveness. I am sorry to hear of your father’s passing; may Allah (swt) forgive him and grant him Jannah, in sha’ Allah. I can imagine that it is a hard situation for you, …

Teacher Took Advantage of My Grief

Teacher Took Advantage of My Grief

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for writing. I am very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May Allah (swt) grant him Jannah. This is a very difficult time in your life right now. I know because my father died while I was finishing my graduate studies. I, too, was very devastated and …

A Spiritual Humanist's Journey to Islam

I have suffered from grief and sadness at the spiritual separation from my family and friends, and I felt social isolation especially around special times like Ramadan.



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