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I Pulled My Wife’s Hair, She Left Me with the Kids

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest brother that you let the situation cool off for some time. Use this time to heal yourself from any hurt you have been through in the marriage. Also, use this time to get counseling, participate in anger management as well as engage in activities and groups with positive …

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.” …

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 …

Feeling Hopeless in My Abusive Marriage

Feeling Hopeless in My Abusive Marriage

In this counseling answer: “You are advised to remain patient with the situation, but also keep within boundaries that do not allow you or your children to be victims of abuse Understanding why those around you behave the way they are can help to ease the emotional burden on you and make for clearer thinking …

My Husband Makes Me Feel Like an Object

My Husband Makes Me Feel Like an Object

In this counseling answer: “If he does not show that he is interested in you, then there is no point in wasting your life with him. I suggest that you stay at your parents’ place and let him take the step to solve the issues between you two. Wait and see what he does, or is …

I’m Married to a Drug Addict who Suffers from Schizophrenia

I’m Married to a Drug Addict who Suffers from Schizophrenia

In this counseling answer: “Please, keep yourself and your son safe by living separate and get counseling for all the trauma you have been through, sister. Approach his parents for help and ask him to get counseling. Find time to spend with friends doing enjoyable things as well as family times with your son. Try …

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 …

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Can a Muslim Woman Divorce Her Abusive Husband?

Salam Alaykum dear reader, Thank you for this question. To answer your question, no, not at all, Islam doesn’t force a woman to remain with an abusive husband. Islam doesn’t even force a woman to marry/remain married to someone she doesn’t approve of. Proof: The Divorce of Thabit bin Qais Consider the following hadith. It …

Why Are Muslim Men Dishonest?

Why Are Muslim Men Dishonest?

In this counseling answer: It is no point and definitely not good for your mental health to be with a man who is abusing you verbally and gives you no respect. Therefore, the counselor advises the sister to express her feelings to her husband when she finds him in a good and calm mood. She …

Home Feels Like a Prison with My Abusive Husband

Home Feels Like a Prison with My Abusive Husband

In this counseling answer: Islam defines marriage as ”love and mercy”. Therefore, when a marriage is abusive, it is better to leave it – for the sake of ourselves and even more our children. The counselor advises taking yourselves to a safe place that honors your rights and dignity. Surround yourself with people who are …



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