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A Muslim By Name, But A Hindu By Nature

In this counseling answer: •As you talk to him, ask him whether he loves you. •Reassure him that you love him and that you married him because you felt together you both would have a loving and caring relationship. • Remind him that he is spiritually connected to you and that as your husband, he …

Ramadan,`Eid, and Family Conflicts

`Eid and Family Conflicts

In this counseling answer: • A Muslim is required to be kind even to his non-Muslim relatives. • My advice to you is try your best not to focus on how your family reacts to you, but go and attempt to do what Allah (swt)loves for His sake alone. • We must find it in …

Aunty is Always Angry, She Drives Me Crazy

Aunty is Always Angry, She Drives Me Crazy

In this counseling answer: • Ask your uncle or another family member to perhaps speak with her doctor about her behaviors at home. Possibly, she needs a medication adjustment or other interventions. • Distance yourself emotionally from her behavior. • Keep yourself busy. Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry …

Dad Sold Me to My Cousin

Dad Sold Me to My Cousin

In this counseling answer: • Forced marriages are against Islam. • I also want you to make a list of the things you want to accomplish, the things that make you happy, as well as your goals for your future. • Is it possible to contact a counselor there to inquire about possible scholarships or …

My Mom Has Never Been on My Side

My Mom Has Never Been on My Side

In this counseling answer: • While I know that you cannot do anything to change or fix your family’s behavior towards you, you can explore more about yourself and be aware of how their actions make you feel. You will eventually be empowered enough that you are able to lift yourself from their trap. • …

My Parents fight

My Parents Always Fight, Please Help!

In this counseling answer: •You can advise your parents with respect and politeness, using non-accusatory language. •Try your best to talk to each parent separately and help them feel comfortable talking to you about their problems. •Listen to them and help them process some of their feelings of anger and frustration towards each other. •Your …

Lack of Family Affection Made Me Depressed - About Islam

Lack of Family Affection Made Me Depressed

In this counseling answer: • Love and appreciate yourself.Appreciate who you are and what you have accomplished. Appreciate your desire for healthy goals, and your piety and love for Allah. • I urge you to reflect on the meaning of family, love, affection, and support. In fact, make a list containing these four words and …

No One Helps Me Around the House

No One Helps Me Around the House

In this counseling answer: • Speak up about how you feel. • Speak first with your brother about your feelings and explore options on how to decrease that amount of stress and work you have to do. Come up with a solution with your brother that the both of you see fit. • Please, do …

Lazy Brothers: What Can We Do?

Lazy Brothers: What Can We Do?

In this counseling answer: Have a family meeting about goals and dreams, to get an “in” on how and why they are thinking as they are. Focus on your dreams and goals. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum my dear sister, I am so sorry to read of your situation at home and your brothers’ unwillingness to make something …

I Feel So Much Jealous of Pilgrims

I Feel So Much Jealous of Pilgrims

In this counseling answer: • While we are all humans who get jealous at times, it is something we should strive to overcome. • Think and speak in the positive. • Makedu’aa’to Allah (swt) to remove the feeling of jealousy, increase your wealth so you are able to make Hajj, and,in sha’ Allah, help you …



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