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I’m Having a Crush on My Atheist Colleague

I'm Having a Crush on My Atheist Colleague

In this counseling answer: • The first and effective step to overcoming someone is not seeing, hearing, or reading about the person. • Be strong and seek refuge with Allah. If you can’t avoid this boy because he is a co-worker, maybe change your schedule if you can’t deal with him and it would make …

My Husband’s Bad Habit of Criticism

My Husband's Bad Habit of Criticism

In this counseling answer: • The key is to practice changing criticisms into subjective complaints. Use gentle “I statement” that relay your complaint without making your partner feel attacked and in turn defensive. • Notice generalizations like “always” and “never” aren’t used, and the expression is subjective which is less likely to feel like an attack. …

Father Stopped Following Islam; How to Help Him?

Father Stopped Following Islam; How to Help Him?

In this counseling answer: • Recognize that each individual has his/her own journey with God. • It is important not to give up in regards to calling him back to the path of Islam using wisdom. If we are to be judgmental and critical, this will only be used by satanic energies to fuel his …

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. • You can also open up conversations about why someone in your family thinks or behaves in certain ways. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, Great question! …

Will Masturbation Cause Problems in My Future Marriage?

Will Masturbation Cause Problems in My Future Marriage?

In this counseling answer: • Don’t be too hard on yourself as you are seventeen years old and are at one of the peaks of hormones and sexual energy in your biology. However, this does not give you the green light to indulge and crystallize the habit to no end. • Sit down and write …

Husband Keeps Contact with His Ex-Wife; Shall I Seek a Divorce?

Husband Keeps Contact with His Ex-Wife; Shall I Seek a Divorce?

In this counseling answer: • I encourage you to research more on the matters of having contact with the ex-wife as well as divorce. Contact our Ask the Scholar section. • I personally do not believe a woman needs “to wait” for her husband to divorce her if she has rightful grounds to leave him. • Do …

I Can’t Accept That He Wants a Second Wife

I Can’t Accept That He Wants a Second Wife

In this counseling answer: • If your husband is seeking another marriage, it is appropriate for him to discuss this matter and be transparent as his decision will affect your family. • If you do not accept this practice for your own personal reasons, you will need to make a decision as to whether divorcing …

Letting Go of the Grudges We Hold in Marriage

Letting Go of the Grudges We Hold in Marriage

In this counseling answer: • The next steps you two should take are researching conflict resolution and marital resentment skills online and engaging with those exercises. • In addition, seeking professional marital support in your area. A third party is always helpful in helping both of you to see the situation more clearly before making …

How to Help My Emotionally Disturbed Husband?

How to Help My Emotionally Disturbed Husband?

In this counseling answer: • You have to accept that you cannot help him on your own. • Your husband MUST seek help from a therapist in addition to an Imam. • If sever physical abuse takes place, you must consider calling the appropriate authorities. • Sometimes, we have to leave in order to speak …

I Like a Guy on Campus; What to Do?

I Like a Guy on Campus; What to Do?

In this counseling answer: • You need to choose to do something beyond fantasying and assuming what could be in your mind. If you can interact with this brother on campus in appropriate settings, this can give you a better sense of who he actually is and give him a chance to know you. • …



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