Hello Sayeda. I know that you are a Muslim life coach, and usually work with Muslims. However, I have a question from a non-Muslim perspective. I am a Christian, and my daughter is considering marriage to a Muslim Man. I don’t have any issues with him being of a different faith. However, I do worry that he will be controlling her. I have heard that this happens. Can you appease my fears please?
– A Worried Mom
Salam alaikum. I hope you can give me some advice. I’m 18, I think I’m pretty and I am not sad all the time. But from time to time, I feel a huge hole inside myself because I can’t do what I really want. I want to become a signer, but my family want me to be a doctor. I’m always dreaming, seeing myself performing stage. I used to sing before and play the guitar, but I don’t anymore. Now i’m starting to study medicine, and i’m afraid that i’m losing my dream. What can I do?
Please give me some advice,
I keep thinking of multiple things at a time which makes me loose focus on doing what I am doing at the moment. Please help me out.
Dear sister Sayeda,
I am the ultimate procrastinator, and now it’s getting to the point where it’s affecting my life. I was always a good student, and I could get away with studying at the last minute, but its not working anymore. I failed my last exam. I now have finals coming up, and I’m panicked. If the last minute cramming won’t work, what will I do? Exams are coming up in 4 weeks, yet I can’t get myself to study! Help me please!!
– Panicked student
I am not sure how to write to you about this. I can’t imagine that this is very common in our community. My son has left home to get his own place. He has a great job, masha’Allah and he’s doing well. Each time he visits though, we end up having an argument. I say mean things to him such as “don’t visit” or “you hardly ever have time for us.” It seems like I’m pushing him away, but I miss him so much. I want to stop being mean especially since I don’t know why I’m doing it. After all, parents are supposed to live and accept their kids right? Not to mention, that he hasn’t done anything haram. How do I stop?
– Mean mom