Living Religion

May 13, 2022 3 mins

Can I Move Out to Escape My Parents’ Abuse over My Weight?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I am 17 years old, and my parents have been body-shaming and emotionally/physically abusing me for my obesity since I was a child. Obesity runs in our family, according to our doctor. But they refuse to recognize it. It’s gotten to the point where I’m thinking about going to […]
May 13, 2022 2 mins

How Should I Deal with a Potential Husband Who Feels Unworthy?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I would like to seek counsel about marriage. There is a man that I find compatible and compliant with regard to the characteristics of choosing a suitable spouse. I have made istikhara about whether we will be good for each other. He is also praying about this. However, he […]
May 12, 2022 2 mins

Can I Marry without My Mother’s Permission If My Father Agrees?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I insisted that my parents look for someone I know who is practicing and of good character for me. He is from a different culture. Alhamdulillah everyone in my family (including my father) is happy to look into this proposal besides my mother, due to the cultural differences, which […]
May 12, 2022 3 mins

Should I Tell My Friend That Her Son Is Doing Drugs?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question My basement is a finished apartment with a separate entrance that I rent. I was renting to the 19-year-old son of a sister in my WhatsApp homeschooling group. One night, he must have been talking on the phone right next to the vent which connected to the room I […]