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I Don’t Want to Have Feelings for a Non-Muslim Guy!

I Don’t Want to Have Feelings for a Non-Muslim Guy!

In this counseling answer: • Tell yourself that you “have no feelings”, but you are simply impressed that you met a person who is so polite and kind towards you in a time of Islamophobia. • Rationalize and ward off thoughts whenever it crosses the mind.Avert those thoughts to something else. • You need to …

Why Can't I Be Just Friends with the Opposite Gender?

Why Can't I Be Just Friends with Opposite Gender?

In this counseling answer: • This freedom ofallowing boys and girls to mix freely without limitations leads to so much social chaos. • When they experience sexual contact, it feels good. That is natural. But then the girl might get pregnant. What happens then? The boy backs off from the responsibility. • Do not look …

How to Encourage a Girl I Like to Wear Hijab?

How to Encourage a Girl I Like to Wear Hijab?

In this counseling answer: • The first step in encouraging her to do good is to remove the temptations of this relationship from her until you are able to seek marriage. • I would suggest that you either move forward in getting married soon so that you can resume such contact. • Beyond your current …

Boyfriend Left Me; I’ve Fallen into Depression

Boyfriend Left Me; I've Fallen into Depression

In this counseling answer: • You mustn’t let your past define your future. • To reach happiness, you need to pursue things that make you happy.Happiness is an internal state; therefore, I advise you to try doing something that brings about happiness and joy from within you. • I encourage you to find something which …

A High School Student: I Want to Marry My Teacher

A High School Student: I Want to Marry My Teacher

In this counseling answer: • As you are 17 and considered a minor, what the teacher has confided in you about her marriage, her life as well as agreeing to marry you is against US child protection laws and professional standards. • Her confiding in you about her marriage is illustrative of her need for …

My Cousin is in Love; What Can I Advise Her?

My Cousin is in Love; What Can I Advise Her?

In this counseling answer: • You need to let her know that what she is feeling for that person is not “love”. Her feelings are a result of the surroundings she sees.“A man is upon the religion of his best friend, so let one of you look at whom he befriends.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhī) • I …

I Don’t Feel I Love Her Anymore

I Don’t Feel I Love Her Anymore

In this counseling answer: • As harsh as this may sound, 85% of “love” experienced by the teenage mind is infatuation. • It is necessary that both the spouses be on the same level when it comes to religion. • Distract your thoughts by spending time with friends/playing sports/family, finding yourself a career goal, or …

I Like Every Girl I Talk To; Is This Normal?

I Like Every Girl I Talk To; Is This Normal?

In this counseling answer: • What you are feeling may not necessarily be an attraction towards those girls but could even be a self-exploration phase for you. • I would suggest that you stay away from friends who may pressure you or make you feel bad for not having any girlfriends. • If you continue …

I Can’t Stop Committing Zina with a Girl; Please Help!

I Can’t Stop Committing Zina with a Girl; Please Help!

In this counseling answer: • As you can see brother, this is a very powerful connection and that is why (in part) it is strictly confined to the marriage relationship. • Seek repentance from Allah, ask for His forgiveness, and promise yourself you’ll never do it again. • Focus your mind and your thoughts on …

I Can’t Forget My Non-Muslim Boyfriend

I Can’t Forget My Non-Muslim Boyfriend

In this counseling answer: • He is not a Muslim. Therefore, he is not halal for you to marry. • Should he accept Islam because he truly believes it is the one true religion, then he would be permissible for marriage. • While our parents support, help and blessings are vital in the marriage process, …



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