Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center gives counseling services to individuals or couples that are facing problems — either marital trouble, financial difficulties, mental health issues, or otherwise — many Muslims are reluctant to seek professional counseling. Some people consider it degrading or inappropriate to speak of one’s troubles to others.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Islam teaches us to give good advice to others, and to offer guidance and support when needed. Friends, family, and Islamic leaders may be good listeners but are probably not trained to offer professional guidance and support as credited counselors.