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Child Abuse Made Me Suspicious of Proposals

Child Abuse Made Me Suspicious of Proposals

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for writing. I am truly saddened to hear of all the abuse you went through as a child. I am so sorry. May Allah (swt) heal you, dear sister. Tragically, this is a common problem. In cases where the child (now a woman) doesn’t get help (therapy) to …

What No One Told You about Spiritual Abuse in Islam

Abuse in relationships is not only black eyes, bruises, and broken bones. With the exception of traumatic brain injury in Muslim victims, it’s often the abuse hidden from plain view – like financial, verbal, and spiritual abuse – that does the most damage to victims long-term. However, it’s the spiritual abuse we experience in a …

Husband Abuses Me and My Kids and Blames Me for It

Husband Abuses Me and My Kids and Blames Me for It

Answer: As-Salaamu `Alaikum Sister, Jazak Allah khairan for writing back with the details of your problem. This situation does not bode well for you or your children, and living with this for a prolonged period is not healthy for any of you whether physically or emotionally. But I am wondering what exactly your dilemma is. …

How to Put an End to My Husband's Emotional Abuse?

How to Put an End to My Husband's Emotional Abuse?

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, I can feel the difficulty and heaviness of the situation you are going through. It seems you have gone through a lot and that you have exerted a lot of efforts and paid a lot from your emotions throughout the years of this relationship. Thus, it is very normal that …

Sexual Abuse, Disorder & an Illegitimate Child

Sexual Abuse, Disorder & an Illegitimate Child

Answer: Wa ‘Aleikom Salam dear sister, I am so sorry to hear of all the pain you have endured, especially the sexual abuse. It must have been very difficult keeping that inside of you all those years. I am glad to hear, however, that you have sought professional help and received a diagnosis. You presented …

How Do I Overcome Abuse When Making Dawah?

Wa alaikum Assalam, Thank you for sending in your question to our website, sister. First of all, let me commend you for doing the noble and reward-worthy work of da’wah (calling to Islam) in the West, particularly in the current climate of hate and hostility against Islam and Muslims. Surely, it is a sign of good fortune, …

Classic Signs of an Abusive Husband

Classic Signs of an Abusive Husband

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaykum dear sister, Thank you for your question. First, let me say that I am very sorry to hear that you have experiencing such pain in your life. You sound like a very giving, caring, kindhearted, and competent lady. It is a shame that your husband is too insecure of a man to …

Does the Quran Promote Wife Beating?

One of the most fearful places for a woman is her own home. In the United States, 2 million men beat their partners every year, according to the FBI. On average, 20 people are physically abused every minute in the United States. Approximately, one-third of women in a relationship…

The Truth about Domestic Abuse and Children's Development

Domestic violence – or more broadly, domestic abuse – is a type of abuse that occurs within family units. This can happen between spouses, across generations, and even between extended family members. Salma Elkadi Abugideiri, founder of the Peaceful Families Project, notes in a 2010 article for the Faith Trust Institute that there’s unfortunately a …

"You're Ugly" Comments Made Me Feel Suicidal

"You're Ugly" Comments Made Me Feel Suicidal

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing to AboutIslam. I am sorry to hear about how you have been treated, especially the cruel remarks from your family. Often, I have seen previous clients who were subjected at an early age to abusive remarks concerning their looks because their family members were jealous. The girls who …



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