How Can I Overcome Loneliness and Make Friends?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: How can I overcome loneliness? Does Islam allow us to make friends and spend time with them? Is there any supplication to get new friends? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah lift your loneliness and grant you the gift of […]

On Unspoken Love And Friendship – Nader Khan

I’d first read Imam ‪Ghazali‬‘s Duties of Brotherhood in Islam, translated by Muhtar Holland sometime in the summer of 1995 as reading for a do-it-yourself Islamic study circle that I was in with my brother and some dear friends in ‪‎Toronto‬. That’s when I read the following powerful story: “It is related in the stories […]

Keep The Company of These Three Types of People, by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said,  “Keep the company of the elderly, ask of the scholarly and spend time with the people of wisdom.” This advice is as relevant as ever, as Shaykh Ahmed Abdo explains. Shaykh Ahmed Abdo was born in Sydney, Australia. His pursuit to seek traditional […]

How Can I Help Non-Practising Family and Friends?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalamu alaykum, I have friends who I’ve known for almost a decade, who don’t practice unfortunately. I try my best to drag them to Islamic events, talk to them about Islam. This is the same case with my siblings.I try my hardest, but there’s only so much I […]

Should I Maintain the Ties of a Difficult Friendship?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalamualikum, I need some advice. There is this sister that I used to be close with, however, for some time I distanced myself as I was unable to deal with her problems and mine at the same time. Now, I am trying to mend ties but she seems […]

Why Do Fellow Muslims Mock My Name and Ignore Me?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: In English my name is linked with a swear word. The entire school hears my name and starts mocking me. Later they make fun of my personality. I study in a Islamic school filled with Muslims. So answer me: why do my own Muslim brothers make fun of me […]

Dealing With Peer Pressure as a Teenage New Muslim

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I’m 16 and I converted to Islam a couple months ago. When high school started it became harder for me to be a “good” Muslim. I’m having difficulty lowering my gaze because girls wear revealing outfits at my school, all my friends who are guys curse, look at girls, […]