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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 …

How Can I Deal with My Family’s Problems?

How Can I Deal with My Family’s Problems?

In this counseling answer: • Try to talk to your family about praying together and ask everyone to read the Quran afterward. You’ll find most people are calm and more willing to talk right after praying. Use that time to bring more of Allah’s (swt) word into your family dynamics. • If your brother refuses …

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 …

Muslims & Domestic Violence (Special Folder)

Muslims & Domestic Violence (Special Folder)

Domestic violence is any behavior that aims at gaining power and control over a spouse, partner or family member. Abuse is a learned behavior; it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses. Unfortunately, it has become a global problem. Domestic violence can affect anyone of any age or gender. Whether it’s physical …

Calling Police for Father Who Beats Daughter?

Calling Police for Father Who Beats Daughter?

In this counseling answer: •Your lives are at risk and it is important that you do seek help for everyone’s sake. The police are there to protect you in cases like this and in sha Allah they will be able to. •Of course you can use self-defense, you are trying to protect yourself from harm …

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 …

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 …

The Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury & Domestic Violence

Reviewed by Claire Manzer, RN PHN According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. Over the course of a single year, this adds up to 10 million incidents of abuse. Across our lifetimes, 1 in 3 women and 1 …

Are You Being Abused? Here is How to Deal

Are You Being Abused? Here is How to Deal

If you’re a wife that’s being beaten by your husband, don’t let your culture or your community guilt you into silence. So, thinking that by being quiet you’re doing a favor. You’re not doing a favor to yourself, and you’re not doing a favor to your children…



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