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Husband Has Become Radical; Help!

Husband Has Become Radical; Help!

In this counseling answer:  • No one should be forced (or chose) to live in a hostile, violent home; no one! Allah (swt) did not create you to be abused and hurt, sister. Please, do not go back to him. • Initiate the divorce as soon as possible. • Please continue to study Islam and …

Cousin Emotionally Abuses Me to Marry Him

Cousin Emotionally Abuses Me to Marry Him

In this counseling answer: Whilst it’s not possible to go back and change things, you can repent for these actions, avoid ending up in this situation again and seek marriage in a halal way. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, It is understandable why you feel distressed in this situation, especially because you have now been involuntarily forced …

He Turned Violent & Unfaithful After Marriage

He Turned Violent & Unfaithful After Marriage

In this counseling answer: • If your husband hasn’t sincerely repented, these haram behaviors may continue with other women, drugs, and now violence. • Call the hotline, meet with a counselor and make plans to leave. Get to a safe place! As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for writing in with your question. I am a bit …

I Can’t Stand My Abusive Wife Anymore!

I Can’t Stand My Abusive Wife Anymore!

In this counseling answer: • Try not to let your wife’s attitude influence your own attitude towards your children. • You could help her to feel more secure about herself by paying her compliments more often or taking her out. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, I’d like to commend you for reaching out for advice, despite the fact …

Feeling Helpless: Why Does My Husband Treat Me Bad?

Feeling Helpless: Why Does My Husband Treat Me Bad?

In this counseling answer: • Think back to the time when your husband could work and do not have serious back problems. Was his behavior than the same as it is now? • The marriage calls for a timeout so that you can both take a step back, review the situation, recover, and then decide what to …

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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 This can make an abused spouse feel: Worthless Ashamed and withdrawn Anxious – especially in the presence of the abuser‎ Lacking self-confidence Fearful about the future Helpless Test yourself by answering the following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 …



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