08-Being a Daughter, a Woman, and Living This Life- Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

In this episode, Ustadha Raidah tackles a common problem among Muslim youth; not having a sense of direction in life, and managing parents’ expectations. One of three sisters, the questioner feels like she has lived her life for her parents, and her father is still dissatisfied with everything she does. She is the only one still living in the family home, and the responsibility of caring for her aging parents falls solely on her. This stagnant environment makes her disheartened, socially isolated, and confused.
Ustadha Raidah encourages her to firstly not compare herself with other women who lead different lives, and not to allow herself to fall into negative thought patterns. She also explains the reasons behind poor relationship choices predominant among young Muslims, who did not have a deep connection with their parents and suggests solutions for the young woman and her way forward.

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