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How Can I Teach Prayer to My Toddler ?

In this counseling answer: To responding the questioner who asks how to let her kid start taking part in the prayer, the counselor advises her to learn the prayer through example and interactivity; as lectures don’t cut it! the learning process has to be interactive. Wa ‘alaikum Salaam, This is the easiest and hardest question …

Talks Too Much

10-Year-Old Daughter Talks Too Much

In this counseling answer: •You need to tell your daughter what to do (that her talkativeness is sometimes inappropriate/too much) and you need to allow her to explore the world to figure it out for herself (thus her wealth of things to say). •When our children are very small, it is easy: tell them what …

Can a Long-Distance Interfaith Marriage Work?

Can a Long-Distance Interfaith Marriage Work?

In this counseling answer: • Talk about your differences before marriage to see if you can work them out such as the issue of holidays. • I am of the belief that every couple has the right to determine how they do their relationship, as long as the terms are “lawful” in Islam and both …

I Caught My Daughter Kissing A Boy

I Caught My Daughter Kissing A Boy

In this counseling answer: •Tell her not to do it, that it is not what we, Muslims do, even though the non-Muslims who live around do it. •I want her to hear it from me in its clean and right context, not from others who are strangers to her and who us it in an …

I’m Scared to Get Married to a Middle-Easterner

I’m Scared to Get Married to a Middle-Easterner

In this counseling answer: • It is not right for parents to reject a marriage based on ethnicity. • Every marriage is a cross-cultural relationship because no two people are alike personality-wise. • I suggest that the two of you not get married UNTIL this young man tries to convince his parents that what they are …

My Daughter Left Home Due to My Husband's Scrutiny

My Daughter Left Home Due to My Husband's Scrutiny

In this counseling answer: • Dictatorial behavior flies in the face of the “consultation” ordered in Islam in the surah called “Consultation” and Surat an-Nisaa where Allah (swt) states that you are equal (in marriage), but the man is one degree above. (Quran 2:228) • But don’t judge him harshly either; he is sincerely doing what he thinks …

A Revert: Shall I Marry a Married Man?

A Revert: Shall I Marry a Married Man?

In this counseling answer: • A man should consult his wife in everything pertaining to the marriage so as to have a win-win situation if he can. But, if they can’t agree, the man has the right to do things his way. • Please, put yourself in his wife’s shoes just for a minute to try …

Abusive Mother-in-Law Wants to Control Our Life

Abusive Mother-in-Law Wants to Control Our Life

In this counseling answer: • It is your husband’s job to stop his mother, not yours. • I think moving away from your mother-in-law would be appropriate under the circumstances and may be the only solution (while, of course, you wouldn’t cut ties with her completely!) • Ask Allah (swt) to help you! As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum …

My Nephew Being Bullied at School

In this counseling answer: •Many things could be bothering him about going to Quran school. Dogmatism or the harshness or strictness of the environment could be the problem. •For kids who obsess over doing the right thing, the opposite could be the problem—he is being too hard on himself and others, frustrated that everyone is …

Daughter

My Daughter Hates Modest Clothes

In this counseling answer: “Just tell her that, you do not respect immodesty, but you do respect her mind and soul, so tell her that you believe in her capacity to see through the garbage and lies and tricks of our enemies to the beauty and truth of Islam, even if she is not strong …



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