Living Religion

September 18, 2022 3 mins

How to Deal with a Physically Abusive Mother-in-Law Who Makes Up Stories?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question When my in-laws came to ask my father for my hand, my father stipulated that the only condition he has is that I will be allowed to study and work. At the time, they agreed to this. Since my nikah, they have gone back on their word, and I […]
September 18, 2022 2 mins

Is It Permissible to Write about Other People in One’s Private Journal as a Me...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is it permissible to write about other people in one’s private journal as a means of therapy? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Yes, it is permissible for you to write freely in your journal, especially if doing so is therapeutic for you. The […]
September 18, 2022 5 mins

How Can My Friend Convince Her Husband to Raise Their Kids Islamically?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question A friend is going through severe problems. She has a daughter and three sons, and they all live together along with her husband. She takes Islam seriously however her husband was born and raised such that his mindset is like a Chinese person. Her husband does not pray and […]
September 18, 2022 4 mins

Should I Reveal to a Prospective Bride That I Made a Fake Dating Account Online?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I made a fake dating account of my potential bride and was overthinking about it, and worried that someone might have taken screenshots. Out of guilt, I ended up telling her about it, and she got all sad and upset. To remove her from the worry, an imam suggested […]