Because I Committed Zina in the Past, Will I Ever Get Married to a Good Muslim Man?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I met a good Muslim guy. He asked me if I had been with anyone else, so I told him the truth. He ended our relationship. He said he won’t change his mind. Do I wait for him? I get anxiety attacks because I feel like no good […]

Victim of Sexual Abuse: Should I Confess it to my Husband?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, I have been sexually abused during my youth, somewhat tolerating this situation. I regret it a lot. My husband keeps asking me about my past, wanting to know if I had previous relationships with other men. Should I confess my sins to him to avoid displeasing him […]

Discussing Intimate Details in Therapy Sessions

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: As a psychologist I am privy to a lot of personal and private information in sessions with clients, this occasionally places me in situations where people (i.e. who are not my clients but know my profession) open up to me and seek advice. 1) Is it permissible for me […]

Should I Tell My Spouse About My Relationships Before I Got Married?

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: Assalaamu alaikum, My doubts are as follows: 1) Before marriage, I had a relationship with a Christian boy. Finding it, my parents forced me to marry a Muslim which I did. Later I repented for having a relationship with the Christian boy. Although before marriage itself, I told my […]

Can We Deny Having Committed Sins After We’ve Repented From Them?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If one commits some sin, lets say he/she killed someone or committed zina.  The person is truly sorry and makes sincere istighfaar and never does this again.  Is it true that if asked sometime in the future if has ever previously committed murder/zina he can say NO? So in […]