Dear readers, in an attempt to get you involved in a discussion about the challenges that Muslim families may suffer, for the sake of finding out a solution, we share this counseling question asked by a perplexed mother after observing some extremely strange behaviors from her son.
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Peace be upon you.
I have a son who is acting really strange lately. We are a Muslim family and have been so for our whole life. We do all the expectations that our religion calls for.
Lately my son has started wearing an upside star on his neck and wishes to be called Satan. He puts black nail polish and colors his hair black. He puts a huge lock on his door and plays loud music. The music has hateful lyrics and sounds awful.
Last week we caught him in the house with three naked girls. We excused the girls and talked to him about the matter. He insisted the girls were itchy and he was merely trying to handle the situation. We didn't buy that excuse and grounded him. Because we have grounded him, he says he will put something in our food to poison us.
Last night I caught him in the kitchen opening different bottles. I asked him what he was doing and he merely grinned and said he was looking for a drink. My husband and I are scared now. The kid used to pray all the time and we, as I have said, have been Muslims since he was born. What has changed?
His father and I work the same hours and are always there for him. There is only one thing I can think of but I don't believe it..
In the summer, we left our kid with a neighbor for one day. Anyways, when we picked him up the following day we were surprised to find our son playing with an Ouija board. We never thought anything of it but now this might hold some key to why our son is very different today. I asked him about it and he said he summoned all the demons in the universe to live within him. It's crazy!
I asked him why he did this and he said the guy next door was into the occult and said that he would have powers if he played with the Ouija board.
We took our son to the doctor and a therapist two months ago and all was clear. The kid is healthy both mentally and physically. We're at a loss, so any advice would be appreciated.
May Allah be pleased with all that you do.
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