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Tips on How to Deal with an Abusive Husband

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. One of the most common kinds of abuse happens in marriage when one partner abuses the other. Most likely, the husband is the one who abuses …

Sexually Harassed As a Child: Why I Enjoyed It?

Sexually Harassed As a Child: Why I Enjoyed It?

In this counseling answer: “You, by no means, should feel ashamed of what happened to you. It is sad to know how people harassed you, but sister, you cannot change the past. Instead, you can accept it and try forgetting what happened and move on in life.” Dear Sister, It is very unfortunate to know what …

Does the Quran Promote Wife Beating?

Domestic violence is not just a problem in the US, it is also a problem in the Muslim world. Some critics, however, claim that Islam allows– rather promotes, the beating of women. But, does it?

In a Miserable Condition: My Husband Just Uses Me

In a Miserable Condition: My Husband Just Uses Me

Answer: Wa ‘Alaykum As-Salam R, Your situation looks like a very difficult one in that after being married for 20 years, you are likely to have a hard time emotionally with the question in mind: stay or leave? It is clear that you have not been able to establish healthy boundaries with this man for …

Husband’s Ultimatum: Second Wife or Life without My Children

Husband’s Ultimatum: Second Wife or Life without My Children

In this counseling answer: “It is necessary to be aware of the negative/difficult side of the choice. Then you will need to decide whether you will be able to cope with those difficulties and to accept them from the position of a strong, responsible individual and not from the position of a helpless, weak victim.” As-Salamu …

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As a Step Mom, I'm Being Abused

In this counseling answer: “If you are the only one “parenting” and the father is not participating in co-creating a family system with you, then you might have to back out/away and simply let your husband and the girls know that you are stretched as far as you can be stretched, and that they will need to …

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Over Sensitive Wife, How to Deal with Her?

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest dear brother that you and your wife take Islamic marriage classes.  They are offered at a lot of Masjids, perhaps there is one in your area.  While you both have been married before you may feel, well why should we?  However, you have not been married to …

Husband is Abusive, But I Am Afraid to Divorce

Husband is Abusive, But I Am Afraid to Divorce

In this counseling answer: ” if you feel that your marriage is not serving any of the purposes and meanings above and you have tried marital counseling, involving elders, and even abuse is involved, which is a very serious matter, you need to evaluate the situation and decide on how you would like to move forward.” …

He Suddenly Became a Violent Middle-Eastern Man

He Suddenly Became a Violent Middle-Eastern Man

Answer: Wa ’Alaikum Salaam my dear sister in Islam, I feel completely drained after reading your question. I can only imagine how you feel! This is Islam (not what your husband is doing): “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He …

Abusive Husband Ruined Our Life; I’m Helpless!

Abusive Husband Ruined Our Life; I’m Helpless!

In this counseling answer: “You need healing, and this healing will take a long time. But it will only work effectively if your mind can become wholesome enough to repel negative thoughts instead of absorbing them. These thoughts include self-respect and self-esteem. ” As-Salamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh my dear sister, You have shared with us a very …



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