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I Struggle with Thoughts of Disbelief and Suicide

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked about despair and contemplating suicide from being a lone Muslim. I struggle with thoughts of disbelief and suicide. I have non-Muslim family members and feel so guilty when I spend time with them during Christmas and so on. I feel ashamed about telling them I am Muslim, because of […]

Contemplating Suicide Because No One Will Marry Me

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil answers a question on how to deal with suicidal thoughts and feeling despair about not being able to find a marriage partner. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I pray five times a day but feel like my life is coming to an end. Allah has not given me […]

Magic, Loss, and Estrangement

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan answers a question about protecting oneself from black magic and how to overcome frustration and despair. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am writing this on my distressed colleague’s behalf. Her life has been spoiled by her own estranged family. She is critically ill and homeless, stuck very badly […]

Transcend This World – Imam Zaid Shakir

We should be a joyous people. All this stuff has happened out there. Islamophobia and all this other stuff is happening. Depression, suicide, we went through the whole gamut and the first khutba. We still should be a joyous people, because we have faith in our heart, because we have belief in the Hereafter, because we know no matter how bad things get in this world, if we patiently persevere, if we struggle and we forge on, then we’re opening the gates for unimaginable bliss for the rest of eternity.

Ours Is Not A Caravan of Despair: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

True joy lies within the heart, and it is unshakeable. Every breath, heartbeat, and moment is a gift from Allah. Knowing that happiness comes from Allah, we should keep in mind that suffering and hardship come from the same Lord. An Alternative Perspective But how can there be joy in hardship? This is where the […]

A Letter To A Friend During Difficult Times, by Mohammed Tayssir Safi

Sidi Mohammed Tayssir Safi was asked by a friend, “Where should we focus our energy today?” Here’s what he wrote in response. As-salaamu ‘alaykum my dear friend, I miss you! I pray you are well. I know these are difficult times. I saw your message and wanted to reply but I wasn’t sure how to […]

Is Losing Hope in Dua a Sign That I Am Not a True Believer?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Is losing hope in dua a sign that I am not a true believer? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us. Hope and Fear “Let no sin reach such proportions in your eyes that […]

I Am a Married Man Who Has Committed a Lot of Heinous Sins. Will Allah Ever Forgive Me?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I have committed a lot of sins. I curse myself in the hope that I will not fall into the same sin but I keep sinning. I am working in computer engineering, but have no success in my sales. I have done a lot of supplications but I […]

I Feel Depressed From My Cycle of Sin and Repentance. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: For several years, I have been struggling with sin. I repent and try to refrain from it, but I always end up repeating it. Now I don’t feel like repenting because it feels too late. I have no right to ask for forgiveness. I feel depressed and sick […]

Will Allah Ever Forgive Me After I Repeatedly Sin?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam alaikum, Is there any hope for me to repent to Allah after all of these sins I committed? My sins have increased so much. I’m scared of asking Allah for forgiveness and I’m shy and ashamed. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you […]