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Sex & Our Muslim Youth: There's Much to Be Done

The topic of sex has universal appeal. Sex is portrayed daily in various forms directly or indirectly in newspapers, magazines, cinemas, and in conversations between people. The topic of sex conjures images of sexuality, promiscuity, lewdness, adultery, fornication, pornography, rape, teenage pregnancies, pedophilia, gays, sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptives, abortions, and HIV/AIDS. Yet somehow, despite the …

Will We Be Sexually Compatible After Marriage?

Will We Be Sexually Compatible After Marriage?

In this counseling answer: “Take your time to talk to him more, have few meetings with him in person in a safe space, get to know his family, and let him know yours. I strongly advise you to keep your du’aa’ and let God lead your decision. If everything seems easy in order for you and …

Good Muslims Don't Think about Sex

'Good Muslims Don’t Think about Sex'

“You won’t believe what just happened,” the assistant teacher, who was elder to me and had immigrated to America from a predominantly Muslim country, said as she entered the staff room of the Muslim school where I worked. The other teachers and I smiled knowingly as we looked toward her. We had grown accustomed to …

Spirituality Within Sexuality - Sex as a Spiritual Boost

Spirituality within Sexuality - Sex as a Spiritual Boost

Those moments of intimacy and sexuality with your spouse, those special moments when no matter how much noise might be outside of the window, you are only aware of each other. That deep connection which is connected to your trust, vulnerability, emotions and your faith.  Sex , when done in an ethical and halal manner, …

Increasing Sexual Drive Before the Wedding Night

Increasing Sexual Drive Before the Wedding Night

In this counseling answer: • I don’t think you should be so nervous. You don’t have a problem yet; your lack of interest in sex will naturally decrease due to biological changes. • It is permissible to use any medicine or special food items to increase the energy and strength in order to perform anything that …

sexual attraction

Is Sexual Attraction A Sin?

Read part one “As you grow,” my father said, “your bodies will start to change.” Listening attentively, my brothers, sisters, and I sat on the carpet of the living room opposite to our parents. It was just after dawn, and we were all having the morning class that my parents held for us each day …

Disorders of Sex Development: Myths & Realities

Disorders of Sex Development: Myths & Realities

Claims by Dr. John Money decades ago that the gender of an individual is primarily determined by the manner each individual is raised and less by biological factors turned global attention to the vexed issues of abnormal sex conditions and sex changes. According to the sex change psychologist then, nurture could override biology in deciding …

Why Don't I Want to Have Sex?

Why Don't I Want to Have Sex?

In this counseling answer: • Once you are stuck in this routine with negative feelings towards sex, you will only continue to reinforce these feelings. • The root cause of the problem is probably more likely something outside of the relationship such as stress due to work. • Rekindle the relationship; go out on dates …

Calgary Muslim Women Explore Sex, Intimacy & Sisterhood

CALGARY – Coming to Calgary for the fourth year, hundreds of Muslim women gathered for a day-long conference on Saturday, May 5, to talk about identity, sisterhood, and taboo topics of sex and intimacy. “There is this really safe space for women to come together and talk about issues that are important to them, whether …

My Wife Shows No Interest in Sex

My Wife Shows No Interest in Sex

In this counseling answer: • This problem could be due to cultural norms/expectations, health issues, mental health issues, stress, feelings of shame. • Both of you should strive to have a close relationship in which the both of you value each other’s feelings and interests. •  Have an actual conversation in which the both of you …



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