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Salam alaykum my beloved siblings!

I have lost the love of my life, a girl I cant stop thinking about, a girl that is on my mind all the time. I have prayed, I have done charity, I have kept busy with work and have been travelling a lot lately, but I still cant stop think about her all the time. She is everywhere, in my dreams, the store, on my journeys, in every couple I see, in every mother I see...everywhere!! I have tried your advice from before, but I feel depressed. Im going crazy, I feel so bad that I want to throw up, for real! 

I talked to some people and they say I should go and tell her how I feel, that she should know, but I keep dreaming that she is rejecting me. I dreamt of her today. I dreamt that she returned all the gifts that I gave her, and told me to talk to her sisters husband, because she didnt want to talk to me...

I need your help. 

-Wassalam!

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How are you broken-hearted if you haven't been rejected by her? Why not tell her how you feel? :unsure:

I have been rejected. We had a lot of problems before because I was so stubborn and couldnt accept that she is sunni, but she accepted me. Then later when I was ok with that and asked her to marry me (after we hadnt talked for 1 month), she said no. I was devastated. 

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The story unfolds now.

 

I see.

 

I am sorry brother, please make Du'a and ask Allah (SWT) to grant you patience and comfort in this regard. I know you feel strongly now, but Allah (SWT) might not have destined this person to be with you, after all.

 

Insha'Allah khair,

 

Wasalam, AB313

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The story unfolds now.

 

I see.

 

I am sorry brother, please make Du'a and ask Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì to grant you patience and comfort in this regard. I know you feel strongly now, but Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì might not have destined this person to be with you, after all.

 

Insha'Allah khair,

 

Wasalam, AB313

That is what I keep hearing, that it might not have been destined, but then I think about our free will. That maybe Allah gave her to me but I ruined all of it. That is why I am stuck. Now, seeing her at the store is making me crazy, especially now that she has met somebody else...

 

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Salam alaykum my beloved siblings!

I have lost the love of my life, a girl I cant stop thinking about, a girl that is on my mind all the time. I have prayed, I have done charity, I have kept busy with work and have been travelling a lot lately, but I still cant stop think about her all the time. 

I need your help. 

-Wassalam!

 

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Brother, you have prayed, you have done charity and so on for the sake of that girl. Try these things once again, this time just for the sake of God. A heart filled with the love of God won't be easily affected by someone else's rejection. The problem lies here, although you keep hearing it and it's hard for you to accept it and change the situation.

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I'm no marriage expert but that sounds like a pretty dumb move to pull off. If you've not talked to someone for a month, you don't just ask them to marry you suddenly. Anyone in their right mind would say no. Even if they share your feelings, they'd probably say no out of spite (something along the lines of "You don't talk to me for a month and now suddenly you want me to marry you?"). You're supposed to first apologise for whatever you did before and try to mend fences about whatever caused the fight before jumping to a proposal. And, women...Their emotions are COMPLEX! You're supposed to wait for the right time or whatever. Have you never watched TV?

 

So, if you're really into this person, then perhaps you shouldn't be so heartbroken and maybe wait a little, apologise for whatever you did and say you understand the proposal was too hasty and give the person some time and space to think.

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I'm no marriage expert but that sounds like a pretty dumb move to pull off. If you've not talked to someone for a month, you don't just ask them to marry you suddenly. Anyone in their right mind would say no. Even if they share your feelings, they'd probably say no out of spite (something along the lines of "You don't talk to me for a month and now suddenly you want me to marry you?"). You're supposed to first apologise for whatever you did before and try to mend fences about whatever caused the fight before jumping to a proposal. And, women...Their emotions are COMPLEX! You're supposed to wait for the right time or whatever. Have you never watched TV?

 

So, if you're really into this person, then perhaps you shouldn't be so heartbroken and maybe wait a little, apologise for whatever you did and say you understand the proposal was too hasty and give the person some time and space to think.

One of the best advice I've gotten so far, if not the best! You are absolutley right. She has had almost 4 months now, what should I do....? Especially now that she is seeing somebody else.

 

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One of the best advice I've gotten so far, if not the best! You are absolutley right. She has had almost 4 months now, what should I do....? Especially now that she is seeing somebody else.

 

 

My advice was the best (hopefully :P ) before you told us she's already with someone. All this is starting to border on haraam interactions (I'm not talking about the very haraam stuff, just how Islam rules are very strict about even 'hanging out') so I'm going to assume you're mindful of all the law and follow them.

 

Anyways, honestly, you can't expect a bunch of random people on the internet to tell you how to proceed. I mean, we've never met you or her so we don't really know how either of you feels for the other. For example, if she's with someone already, maybe it's like rebound and she was so devastated by losing you, she couldn't take it. Maybe she didn't like you all that much to begin with and once she ended it, was happy to move on very soon. From here, we can only go over possibilities and for everything you've mentioned, there are quite a few possibilities. I can't say which one is more likely because I don't know her or you.

 

So, it's really up to you or maybe mutual friends you might have to figure out whether you should now keep pursuing her even after she's already moved on. Maybe, like King said, it really is time to cut your losses and move on. Or, maybe you feel she still likes you, in which case you might not want to. Honestly, like I usually say for almost all these kinds of problems people ask on ShiaChat, this really isn't the right forum for such problems; this requires more real life experience.

Hmmm... Some interesting replies above :D I was thinking how does one decide whether to give up on someone and move on or to keep trying in case of a misunderstanding as in this case.

 

Like I've said above, you figure out how much you really like them and, based on your interactions and history with them (fights, shared interests and so on), how much they like you. If it looks like your feelings aren't reciprocated, well...cut your losses.

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My advice was the best (hopefully :P ) before you told us she's already with someone. All this is starting to border on haraam interactions (I'm not talking about the very haraam stuff, just how Islam rules are very strict about even 'hanging out') so I'm going to assume you're mindful of all the law and follow them.

 

Anyways, honestly, you can't expect a bunch of random people on the internet to tell you how to proceed. I mean, we've never met you or her so we don't really know how either of you feels for the other. For example, if she's with someone already, maybe it's like rebound and she was so devastated by losing you, she couldn't take it. Maybe she didn't like you all that much to begin with and once she ended it, was happy to move on very soon. From here, we can only go over possibilities and for everything you've mentioned, there are quite a few possibilities. I can't say which one is more likely because I don't know her or you.

 

So, it's really up to you or maybe mutual friends you might have to figure out whether you should now keep pursuing her even after she's already moved on. Maybe, like King said, it really is time to cut your losses and move on. Or, maybe you feel she still likes you, in which case you might not want to. Honestly, like I usually say for almost all these kinds of problems people ask on ShiaChat, this really isn't the right forum for such problems; this requires more real life experience.

 

Like I've said above, you figure out how much you really like them and, based on your interactions and history with them (fights, shared interests and so on), how much they like you. If it looks like your feelings aren't reciprocated, well...cut your losses.

Well, we didnt have very much in common, but on the other hand we were somehow completing each other. 

We had our difiiculties for three years, where both of us were hoping that the other one would change his/her mind. So I hope and assume that she did meet this new person because of devastation. 

 

You are right about this not being the right forum to talk about these things, but I come here because the answers are mostly from people from similar cultures and islam is included in the answers. That is why I come here for advice. 

We dont have mutual friends. Both of us are after quality rather than quantity when it comes to friendship. So it is very hard for me to know anything without talking to her. Maybe I can talk to her father. I met him a few times. 

 

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I have been rejected. We had a lot of problems before because I was so stubborn and couldnt accept that she is sunni, but she accepted me. Then later when I was ok with that and asked her to marry me (after we hadnt talked for 1 month), she said no. I was devastated. 

 

What's that supposed to mean? That she accepted you as a Shia but and you could not accept her as a Sunni i.e. you'd keep your different religions?? Recipe for a disaster IMHO and if you want to get her father involved even less likely that he'd accept his daughter becoming a Shia.

 

From what you have said, this really is not stacking up at a lot of different levels. And I'd second what KuZ says, the proposal idea sounds really weak. You are going to have to give this time and in the meantime you'll be a bit vulnerable.

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What's that supposed to mean? That she accepted you as a Shia but you could not accept her as a Sunni i.e. you'd keep your different religions?? Recipe for a disaster IMHO and if you want to get her father involved even less likely that he'd accept his daughter becoming a Shia.

 

From what you have said, this really is not stacking up at a lot of different levels. And I'd second what KuZ says, the proposal idea sounds really weak. You are going to have to give this time and in the meantime you'll be a bit vulnerable.

I am no longer trying to get her to convert, I am ok with her being sunni. Talking to the father is only to know where she is, emotionally.

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I am no longer trying to get her to convert, I am ok with her being sunni. Talking to the father is only to know where she is, emotionally.

 

 

Bro, it really is not worth it. Splitting will hurt for a while but you will get over it.

 

Having a Sunni wife will hurt for the rest of your life and afterlife. Unless it ceases to matter any more, which will be worse.

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Well, we didnt have very much in common, but on the other hand we were somehow completing each other. 

We had our difiiculties for three years, where both of us were hoping that the other one would change his/her mind. So I hope and assume that she did meet this new person because of devastation. 

 

You are right about this not being the right forum to talk about these things, but I come here because the answers are mostly from people from similar cultures and islam is included in the answers. That is why I come here for advice. 

We dont have mutual friends. Both of us are after quality rather than quantity when it comes to friendship. So it is very hard for me to know anything without talking to her. Maybe I can talk to her father. I met him a few times. 

 

 

I wasn't referring to ShiaChat when I used forum - it's a forum, of course, but I was going for a more general meaning, in that the internet itself is not the right forum/medium for such questions. You need to ask such questions from someone who knows her, not us random people.

 

As for the father idea, that's a whole can of worms. I, for one, would not suggest going to the father, especially since she's already involved with someone because unless the father is really 'cool' - and that's is a big if for most Muslim fathers - he'd probably peg you as extremely immoral for approaching him about such things, especially when your success means that she has a breakup with someone. It's like asking a married woman's father if she'd be interested in divorce.

 

Even if you don't have any mutual friends, surely she must have a best friend or something at least? Instead of telling us all this, you should approach the best friend and tell her how you're still in love with the girl and want to know where she stands. Not only will the best friend help you understand the girl's point of view but, also - I must emphasise here that I'm a genius and should immediately be elected as the UN representative for my country due to my cunning :P - the best friend will probably tell the girl about your conversation. Thus, you can test the waters to see if it really is rebound without actually approaching the girl. If it is, she'll know that you're still into her. That's like two birds with one stone, as the friend can serve as your proxy and you can go over how sorry you are over the not talking over a month and how you think the proposal was a rushed idea and so on and it will all be conveyed to the girl.

 

That was my attempt at explaining how to maybe move forward with trying to reconcile with her. That said, I will tell you to very seriously consider what Haji is saying; having a wife that has a different religion from you is not easy, despite whatever you might think due to the cloud of love that you are enveloped in right now. Should you really be trying to reconcile?

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Bro, it really is not worth it. Splitting will hurt for a while but you will get over it.

 

Having a Sunni wife will hurt for the rest of your life and afterlife. Unless it ceases to matter any more, which will be worse.

It doesnt have to be like that. I think we can work things out. If we can marry a jew, why not another muslim?

 

 

I wasn't referring to ShiaChat when I used forum - it's a forum, of course, but I was going for a more general meaning, in that the internet itself is not the right forum/medium for such questions. You need to ask such questions from someone who knows her, not us random people.

 

As for the father idea, that's a whole can of worms. I, for one, would not suggest going to the father, especially since she's already involved with someone because unless the father is really 'cool' - and that's is a big if for most Muslim fathers - he'd probably peg you as extremely immoral for approaching him about such things, especially when your success means that she has a breakup with someone. It's like asking a married woman's father if she'd be interested in divorce.

 

Even if you don't have any mutual friends, surely she must have a best friend or something at least? Instead of telling us all this, you should approach the best friend and tell her how you're still in love with the girl and want to know where she stands. Not only will the best friend help you understand the girl's point of view but, also - I must emphasise here that I'm a genius and should immediately be elected as the UN representative for my country due to my cunning :P - the best friend will probably tell the girl about your conversation. Thus, you can test the waters to see if it really is rebound without actually approaching the girl. If it is, she'll know that you're still into her. That's like two birds with one stone, as the friend can serve as your proxy and you can go over how sorry you are over the not talking over a month and how you think the proposal was a rushed idea and so on and it will all be conveyed to the girl.

 

That was my attempt at explaining how to maybe move forward with trying to reconcile with her. That said, I will tell you to very seriously consider what Haji is saying; having a wife that has a different religion from you is not easy, despite whatever you might think due to the cloud of love that you are enveloped in right now. Should you really be trying to reconcile?

Sounds good, Ms/Mrs Genius! 

I can talk to the best friend, but I somehow feel that the friend might be the one rejecting my request. 

I am socially handicapped, so that why Im  asking these questions...

Should I tell her that all the things I doing is because I am trying to move on, but its not working?

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It doesnt have to be like that. I think we can work things out. If we can marry a jew, why not another muslim?

 

There's lots of things you can do, but if you consider the experiences of people who have trodden the same path before you, I think you will find that more often their journey has not been an easy one.

 

It's easy enough to say that you will remain Shia and she will remain Sunni. But what happens to the kids? Either one of you or both will end up being really disappointed.

 

Especially if she has found someone else and especially still if the other guy is Sunni, I really would recommend leaving her alone, for her sake.

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May I ask why you like her so much?

What is it about her that makes her so special and different from all the other females of the world?

You cant say all other women, not all women are availble. In that case I want to marry Rachel McAddams. 

But what I like about her is her honesty, her way of being flexible(making compromises), the way she holds on to her culture but still not locked up by it, her food, her way of loving, her bad temper, her childishness. 

This is what I love about her, and her beauty.

 

 

There's lots of things you can do, but if you consider the experiences of people who have trodden the same path before you, I think you will find that more often their journey has not been an easy one.

 

It's easy enough to say that you will remain Shia and she will remain Sunni. But what happens to the kids? Either one of you or both will end up being really disappointed.

 

Especially if she has found someone else and especially still if the other guy is Sunni, I really would recommend leaving her alone, for her sake.

There will never be an easy relationship. There will always be fights. I am accepting her being sunni. She had agreed that our children would become shia. So that issue is out of the way.

 

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Salam, firstly if your going to approach her.. do not do it in a desperate way. You have to be a man, don't tell her what you've been doing to move on from her. Tell her how your sorry for the problems and that if she was till with you, you wouldn't mind her being sunni.. don't sound desperate .. woman do not like desperate men. If she truly loves you she will come back to you.. if she doesn't do you want to keep fighting for a woman who has her love already invested in another man? ... if she doesn't love that man she will come back to you. I was in in a relationship kind of like yours.. and she came back. Brother you have to accept what you have done and end things with her on good terms. Tell her that's what you want is to end things on good terms and to st you've learned from your mistake that if you had the option.. it wouldn't matter no more and just be in a very happy and good mood. Good luck bro.. private messege me if you need help

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You cant say all other women, not all women are availble. In that case I want to marry Rachel McAddams. 
But what I like about her is her honesty, her way of being flexible(making compromises), the way she holds on to her culture but still not locked up by it, her food, her way of loving, her bad temper, her childishness. 

This is what I love about her, and her beauty.

 

 

Hmm, I did not say that all women are available, how did you interpret my sentence like that?

What I asked was what it was about her that made her so desirable that you cannot move on, is it something special about her? Something that separates her so much in comparison with other women that you cannot move on? I think your mind is playing tricks on you and that you are building up something that is not there and letting your imagination play future scenarios of how good life would be if this and that.

 

In truth none of us are special and we should never glorify someone to the degree where we become obsessed with them.

What you are looking for is the mother of your children, do you consider bad temper and childishness a good thing in that case?

 

If you are so hellbent on marrying her, give it 1 more go but then leave her forever and move on. You've been back and forth with this woman for like more than 2 years now, come on, what are you doing?

When it comes to the absolute majority of humans there are a couple of things you can always count on, their greed and their ability to forget, shes already meeting someone ells so obviously she is moving on and forgetting about you, so if you get one more rejection then just forget about it:

 

 

Whatever you decide to to do, do it now and stop wasting your time and energy without reaching any conclusion.

 

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Brother. This is something what happened to me. I and this girl I loved her back 10 yr ago I always tried my best to get her marry me but she reject and refuse me I was hope less felt so depereated I tried every thing. So I moved away see if she will calls me but figures she moved on so I had to. 2 years later I found the love of my life we are married and have a daughter alhumdella. Brother if she reject u more than 3 time move on be patient Allah will find u beter wife than her inshallah.

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as salamu alaykum,

 

while all I am gonna say after looking thru marriages posts, is alhamduallah me and my husband had arranged marriage I was just told shaykh found you a man, you are going to meet the man, put something nice on, then 2 hours later I meant him, then he spoke to my father, then we can a chaperoned courtship then a 5 month mutah, then aqd.

 

maybe people need to go back to arranged marriages, makes life easier.

 

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