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How do I deal with an ungrateful and frequently absent husband?

How do I deal with an ungrateful and frequently absent husband?

Question: My husband travels too much, and the responsibility of the house and children has fallen on me. My back has broken due to this heavy responsibility; nevertheless, I have not received from him even a word of gratitude. What shall I do? The answer: Your husband has to change his job, if it is possible, or bring you a servant. You may teach your children the household affairs to ... Read More »

How can I handle severe unhappiness and desperation?

How can I handle severe unhappiness and desperation?

Question: O sheikh, I am complaining about my life; my nerves are below zero and I am very worried about my end. The answer: Dear brother, my reflections have taught me that the reason behind 90% of the cases of anger in people of all levels is disappointment in their ambitions and wishes. The opposite is true too. Most of the people who are interested in life are those who ... Read More »

Why do people suffer and die from things like cancer? How can we handle the suffering and loss of a loved one?

Why do people suffer and die from things like cancer? How can we handle the suffering and loss of a loved one?

Question: The death of my lover, who has left this world after a severe and painful struggle with cancer, has hurt me too much. I have been melancholy and desperate of life after the death of one of my friends. In your opinion, what are the reasons for this horrible disease? The answer: It is said that the Greek doctor (Galen) two thousand years ago was the first one who ... Read More »

How can religious youth protect their faith?

How can religious youth protect their faith?

Question: We are seven brothers and sisters. Our father and mother are religious and we are like them. Praise be to Allah! A few days ago, I was listening to a lecture by one of the Ulama’, in which he divided people into four classifications: Some are religious in their youth and they continue so until the end of their lives. These are the happiest of people. Some are dissolute ... Read More »

How can we address the modern epidemic of depression?

How can we address the modern epidemic of depression?

Question: As you know, melancholy is the disease of this age. Psychological clinics are full of sick persons whom melancholy has thrown out of the circle of life. I have a melancholy, introvert father. He is forty years old but he seems to be seventy years old. This matter has troubled our family life. I am fifteen years old but I do not know the reasons that have made my ... Read More »

How can modern young women acquire and maintain good moral traits?

How can modern young women acquire and maintain good moral traits?

Question: I am a young woman from a religious family and all my interests are religious, thanks be to Allah! I have a friend in school who often sits with me, but she is not religious. All the time, she is interested in news of singers, athletes, issues of teenagers, molestations, and exchanging letters with young men, though she is still too young. She is sixteen years old. Would you ... Read More »

How can I overcome this fear and also avoid his fate?

How can I overcome this fear and also avoid his fate?

Question: I am a young man. I want to get married, but I fear that I may fall into the same predicament my brother fell in. In the beginning, his wife had good morals, but later on, her morals became bad. Many problems occurred between them until they became a bad example in the family. I do not know how to convince myself and pass over my difficult psychological state ... Read More »

How can I make reason defeat lust and avoid opportunities and temptations for sinning?

How can I make reason defeat lust and avoid opportunities and temptations for sinning?

Question: I am a young man in the university from a wealthy family. I have all the means of luxury, and, of course, most of them are unlawful. In my fight between reason and lust, I do not know how to make reason defeat lust. Would you please guide me to the right way? The answer: First, strengthen your determination with sincere repentance to Allah, and then watch yourself according ... Read More »