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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 …

My Granddaughter Hits me, How Should I Handle It?

In this counseling answer: “As her grandparent, she knows that you love her unconditionally and therefore you become the easy target for her aggression, which may well be a projection of the anger and frustration she is feeling towards the situation of her parent’s divorce. Whilst her abuse towards you is unacceptable, understanding her own perspective …

I Want My Abusive Husband Out of My Life!

In this counseling answer: “In cases of domestic violence, the spouses must be separated before attending to the matters of relationship and negotiating an amicable solution. If you or your children are in danger, then please call the authorities in your area and don’t wait for irrevocable damage to occur. On the other hand, your depression …

Divorce

My Husband Abuses Me Emotionally, Should I Divorce Him?

In this counseling answer: “Sister, from all that you have said, it appears your husband is an angry, controlling man who really does not like women. The fact that you initially stated he wanted to marry you so you could help with his business is a big red flag. I don’t know what it is that …

honour killing

‘Honor Killings’ vs. Domestic Violence - Why These Terms Matter

Equating murder with honor is something we see perpetuated by the mainstream media – and it needs to stop. The international media manipulates public perception regarding domestic violence and abuse that occurs within certain cultures. They use misnomers like “honor killing” to insinuate that these cultures consider domestic homicide a matter of honor and respect. …

Abusive Father & Critical Husband: I’m Depressed

Abusive Father & Critical Husband: I’m Depressed

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Aleikum, Thank you for reaching out to us with your problem. We’ll try our best to help you, in sha’ Allah. First and foremost, children need a safe and secure home free of violence, and parents who love and protect them. From what you have described, it sounds like you have had a …

No One Believes That My Brother-in-Law Harasses Me

No One Believes That My Brother-in-Law Harasses Me

Answer: Dear sister,   8 years is certainly quite a long duration. Do you really want to part despite your two kids? Is it a problem with your spouse or his brother that is making you opt for divorce? Will this second guy actually accept your kids, and what will happen when he has his own …

Divorced My Abusive Husband: Help Me Overcome Trauma

In this counseling answer:  “Feeling lonely is natural after ending a marriage. However, the feelings of sadness and loneliness will lessen in frequency and intensity, in sha’ Allah. Sometimes, marriages are harmful and abusive, like in your case, and it is better for one’s well being to end the marriage. Take it day by day sister and use your …

Enemies from the Day We Married!

Enemies from the Day We Married!

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, If you are being physically abused, you need to find a way to leave until your husband can deal with his temper in a healthier manner. Physical abuse is not something to take lightly as many injuries and even deaths can be attributed to accidental actions during periods of physical …



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