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I Made a Mistake by Marrying a Man Younger Than Me

I Made a Mistake by Marrying a Man Younger Than Me

In this counseling answer, you will learn: • Age should not be an issue. The Prophet also married wives that were much younger than him such as Aisha. • There are many other differences besides age that come into marriage play a role in having difficulties such as different cultures. • Create things in common …

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Ten Things I Learned Being in an Inter-Cultural Marriage

I’ve been in an inter-cultural marriage for about 10 years Alhamdulillah. When I first got married and after the honeymoon phase had worn off, the cultural shock was really difficult to bear. It is hard enough when two people from the same culture get married because they still have to adapt to each other and …

My Sister is Secretly in Love; Dad Will Disown Her

My Sister is Secretly in Love; Dad Will Disown Her

In this counseling answer: • Explain the moral issue that he is involving himself in, and the consequences, and why it is wrong.  Maybe he will be more prone to accepting the importance of having a clean heart and controlling himself in the future. • If your sister insists that she wants to get married …

He Says He Loves Me, But I Wish to Run Away

He Says He Loves Me, But I Wish to Run Away

In this counseling answer: • All you can do is to distance yourself from the situation at your home mentally. • Have you done istikhara a few times? Maybe you should if you haven’t done it yet. • You should sit down and make a list of the things you like and dislike about him. • You …

Raising Multilingual Children: Will They Have Difficulties?

Raising Multilingual Children: Will They Face Difficulties?

In this counseling answer: Often when children are raised in a multilingual atmosphere, they may be slow to learn at first, but they eventually do catch up and excel. The counselor advises to encourage them to use the languages around the home so they become familiar with using different languages in real life situations. Wa …

I Must Marry Someone From My Tribe

I Must Marry Someone From My Tribe

In this counseling answer: • A person with taqwa will be a good spouse regardless of what tribe they come from. Your parents need to understand this. • Take someone who can support you. • Arrange a meeting between the two families. Wa Alaikum salaam wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuh brother, Masha Allah, this does almost seem like …

Enemies in Marriage; How to Not Hurt Each Other?

Enemies in Marriage; How to Not Hurt Each Other?

Salam Aleikom, In this counseling video, you will learn: • Start the change, the energy and you will see your marriage changes • Invest and develop yourself – take all chances • Don’t personalize your spouse’s problems; work on your self-esteem • Take the time to discover your intimacy and what turns you on …

The Truth about Intercultural Marriage - First Hand Experiences

The Truth about Intercultural Marriage - First-Hand Experiences

Intercultural marriages are completely allowed in Islam. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) even encouraged the believers to give less weight to things like culture, race, beauty, and wealth, in order to find a mate based on a compatible level of faith. When considering a spouse for an Islamic marriage, the main thing to look …

I No Longer Accept to Be His Secret Wife

I No Longer Accept to Be His Secret Wife

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest that you both do it in private first, with his parents alone on a casual day. It will be surprising to them but do it slowly so they are able to digest it. It is his parents and he should be gentle and careful so he doesn’t come across …

My Husband Ignores Me

My Husband Ignores Me

In this counseling answer: • When it came to anger, we were advised to control ourselves and it is better to be quiet than speak harsh words. • Cultural expectations and nuances around respect are different and the only way to reconcile this is to have clear and respectful communication. • Take the time to …



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