Q & A
Muslims world over find themselves facing many ideological and social challenges. Various forms of ills have taken root resulting in marital discord, divorce, child abuse, suicide, drug abuse and dereliction of duty becoming rife in Muslim society.
However, despite this, Muslims must be grateful that Islam provides a unique value system, unlike other nations that are trying to remedy their problems through a flawed system destined to create further complexity.
A prominent Muslim thinker wisely states : “Critics will point out the many domestic problems in Muslim societies today similar to the problems in the West. True. But that should not blind us to the key difference between the two. The problems in the West are a result of the value system adopted by it; those in Muslim homes result from deviating from their values. One is suffering by taking the wrong medicine, the other for failing to take the right one.”
The Social Department of Darul Ihsan is committed to promoting this unique value system through intensive counselling, empowerment and education. Activities of this department include:
Q: I have recently been diagnosed with anxiety as there was no medical explanation for my symptoms. How I should go forward in dealing with this anxiety according to Islamic guidelines, as I do not want to get caught up in medication and therapy?
I am having difficulty in finding a suitable marriage partner and would like to know if it is a good idea to search for one through a marriage bureau and websites. Please guide me on how to secure a good marriage partner.
Q. I will experience my menstrual cycle during the last ten days of Ramadaan. I feel utterly disappointed to be in this state during these great nights as I will be will be unable to perform Nafl Salaah and recite Qur’an Shareef. These opportunities come just once a year and to miss out is disappointing. Please advise on how I could compensate for this ?
Q: I've been trying to fight depression for more than 4 years. But I keep failing miserably. My life has completely fallen apart.
Q. My question is very simple. What is the Islamic view on husband and wife showing affection towards each other in public. This is done not as a public show, but natural actions and reaction out of love for each other. Please back up with Hadith if possible. By affection, i refer to husband holding wifes hand or kissing wifes cheek, nothing rude or vulgar, just love.
Q: My mother always praises herself about how hard it was in her time and how we have it so easy. While we were young we listened, however our mother wanted us to be but as we grew older me and my younger sister realised that not everything she was teaching us was right according to our religion (Islam).