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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 …

Survived an Abusive Marriage, But Can't Remarry

Survived an Abusive Marriage, But Can't Remarry

Answer: As-Salamu ’Alaikum my dear sister, I am so sorry to hear about your difficult marriage and the abuse you had to suffer. I am happy though sister that you divorced this man and have started a new life. May Allah bless and guide you sister in your efforts. While you did not indicate how …

Sisters, If He Is Abusing You, Leave

Brothers, if you are verbally or physically abusing your wives, then you must remember that Allah will punish you for this. Sisters, if you are being abused, you should never tolerate this!

Marriage or Suicide: I Want to Get Far From My Father’s Abuse

Marriage or Suicide: I Want to Get Far From My Father’s Abuse

In this counseling answer: “You must take care of yourself first before committing to any kind of relationship. The only relationship you should focus on now is with yourself and Allah.” Wa ‘Alaykum As-Salam sister, Sister, I have to urge you to seek help as soon as possible. You have described in your written question …

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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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