01 -Skin Color Modification-Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

In her first podcast, Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil counsels a woman, who is concerned about disobeying her parents. Although she is happy with her complexion, they are pressuring her to use skin-lightening creams, as they are worried that nobody will marry her. Ustadha Raidah reminds us that everything is in the hands of Allah, and He created us the way He willed. Reflecting on her experiences as a mother of two young girls, she unpacks the questioner’s situation with empathy, exploring the post-colonial wounds of the Ummah, which have affected many parents. She gives insightful advice as to how to deal with these issues.

Abuse. Financial confusion. Addiction. Toxic relationships. Not to mention family and marriage problems. Our communities are filled with these issues and lack a compassionate solution grounded in the wisdom of the Islamic tradition. Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil, a counselor, chaplain, and author, answers your questions every week helping you get to the bottom of things with wisdom and compassion.


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