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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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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.” …



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