The first recorded act of counselling in the Qur’an was when the Prophet Mohammad(PBUH) raced to his wife Khadeeja (Radi Allah Anha), feeling anxious, perplexed and scared.
Through immense love and compassion, Khadeeja could comfort her husband; she soothed him with her kind words and understanding that his fear was expected in such a unique situation he had just faced while assuring him that he was perfectly sane.
Her ability to provide sound advice amidst a critical point in history makes Khadeeja an exemplary counsellor–even today we can find lessons to learn from her actions.
A great way to improve communication and troubleshoot conflicts is through marriage counselling that aims to adhere to the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah.
In this way, partners gain an understanding of their shared needs while maintaining respect for their unique differences.
Considering both a couple’s and religious perspectives helps couples identify disagreements and develop strategies for proactive conflict resolution.