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Are You an Abusive Spouse? (Test Yourself)

Abuse is the deliberate act of causing physical or mental suffering of one’s spouse. This can make an abused spouse feel: Worthless Ashamed and withdrawn Anxious – especially in the presence of the abuser‎ Lacking self-confidence Fearful about the future Helpless Test yourself by answering the following questions. The more “yes” answers, the more likely …

Letting Go of the Grudges We Hold in Marriage

Letting Go of the Grudges We Hold in Marriage

In this counseling answer: “The next steps you two should take are researching conflict resolution and marital resentment skills online and engaging with those exercises. In addition, seeking professional marital support in your area. A third party is always helpful in helping both of you to see the situation more clearly before making any decision. …

Afraid of Marrying the Man I Love

Afraid of Marrying the Man I Love

In this counseling answer: “Besides your dream – if I had not heard about your dream –, I would still be emphatic that you leave this man immediately and definitely not marry him because he fornicates and adulterated your committed relationship. He was violent with you and could potentially be violent with his future children.” As-Salaamu …

My Best Friend Wants to Become Independent From Her Parents

My Best Friend Wants to Become Independent From Her Parents

In this counseling answer: “Sister, it is not a good idea for your friend to try to leave and make it on her own, neither is it advisable that you both try to get a place together. It is very hard to support oneself as an adult with an education and given the fact that you …

I Never Want to Talk to My Abusive Family Again

I Never Want to Talk to My Abusive Family Again

In this counseling answer: “I suggest dear brother that you focus more on your careers and goals, socializing with friends, focusing on your Islamic knowledge and growth. Partake in events at the Masjid, community da’wah as well as other activities that are of interest in the Islamic community. Try to spend this time (until you go to college) in …

My Sister Is Between an Abusive Father & Husband

My Sister Is Between an Abusive Father & Husband

In this counseling answer: “If family support, friends, and marriage therapy are unlikely to help her situation, then get the state involved. Use legal measures to get the support you need.” As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, I am sorry to hear about the difficult times your sister is in. Sadly, what you described is a very oppressive situation …

Third of UK Muslim Students Report Abuse: Survey

LONDON – A third of Muslim students studying in the UK report abuse or hate crimes they believe to be motivated by Islamophobia, a new survey has found. “We are deeply concerned about Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment within the education sector and society as a whole,” said Hareem Ghani, the National Union of Students (NUS) …

Strategies against verbal abuse

Useful Strategies Against Verbal Abuse

In this counseling answer: “Let your sisters know that you will not allow them to treat you this way anymore. (e.g. “I am not going to let anybody treat me like that anymore.”) Keep your statement short and to the point. Don’t justify, and don’t apologize, and don’t negotiate. Simply state your boundaries.” As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, It seems you are …

Physically Abused and Forced to Memorize Quran, Help!

In this counseling answer: “I will kindly advise you to speak with one of your trusted relatives concerning the abuse you are going through.  If there is no one whom you trust, or if you feel it is risky for you, please do seek out someone you trust at your Masjid or Islamic Center.If there …

Abused, But Family Reputation is More Important

Abused, But Family Reputation is More Important

In this counseling answer: “Naturally, after the hotline listens to your story and provides you with some resources and support, they are going to urge you to seek counseling with a therapist. Please do so and do not be afraid of hurting your family by seeking treatment. By not seeking treatment, you are going to continue hurting …



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