Looking at the brighter side of life

Q: My question is how do I keep patient with my husband who’s always ill. He is Young in age yet he’s unable to keep me happy in so many ways. We have children together but he does not show me any affection love or support. His family do not support me with anything either, neither do my family support me. I feel very alone and depressed, most days I do not want to continue living with him, what do I do?


A: It is not wise to sympathise with oneself. Look at the brighter side of life. Inspite of these shortcomings yet you are still living, you have health and your needs are being fulfilled. Compare yourself to women that are being oppressed in other parts of the world and thereafter turn to Allah Ta`ala in showing gratitude and appreciation.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)