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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 …

Ex Doesn't Provide for Our Kids & Ruins My New Marriage

Ex Doesn't Provide for Our Kids & Ruins My New Marriage

In this counseling answer: Mothers first and foremost responsibility in Islam is to take care of their children and get them away from oppression. Therefore, the counselor advises the sister to always make decisions that are best for the children. She further suggests seeking help from social services and mosques. As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu …

Husband Beats Me Up in Front of the Children

Husband Beats Me Up in Front of the Children

As-Salamu ‘Aleikom, In this video, you will learn about: Whether domestic violence is OK Islamically Teachings of the Quran & the Sunnah on how to treat women The impact of witnessing abuse on children Options a Muslim woman have when suffering from domestic violence How to make the best decision in such circumstances Salam, …

Since We Had a Child, Husband Has Become Abusive

Since We Had a Child, Husband Has Become Abusive

In this counseling answer: The first thing to do is trying to save the marriage. Both husband and wife should change their behaviors and reactions to ones which are more healthy and conducive towards rebuilding the love they had. Seeking the help of a marriage counselor and the local imam would also be important. If nothing works, …

Shall I Stay in the West or Return to My Homeland?

Shall I Stay in the West or Return to My Homeland?

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum, It is a difficult decision to make when one finds one’s self in such circumstances. One can assume many things simply because a potential spouse is of the same nationality and religion. Being raised in a totally different social environment can make all the difference, or none at all depending on one’s …

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. …



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