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My Family Doesn’t Show Love Towards Me

My Family Doesn’t Show Love Towards Me

In this counseling answer: • Seek out counseling to help you get through this difficult period in your life. • Writing a letter to your mom is a symbolic way of “laying your head in her lap” and crying. • Reassure your daughter that you will always be there for her no matter what. She will feel …

I Ran Away from My Abusive Parents

I Ran Away from My Abusive Parents

In this counseling answer: Seek counseling to address your issues regarding growing up in an unloving, secure home. It is your right to stand up for yourself and say “no”. Stop making excuses for people and start to insist that they own up to their own mistakes and weaknesses. As-Salaam Alaykum sister, Thank you for …

Friend Wants to Run Away from Abuse

My Friend Wants to Run Away from Abuse

In this counseling answer: “The Prophet Mohammad never beat his wives. In fact, he said, “The best among you is the one who treats his family the best, and I am the one who treats his family the best.” Part 1 of the Question As Salamu Alaykum, Thank you for providing more detailed information. As it …

Parents Make My Life Miserable; Can I Cut Ties?

Parents Make My Life Miserable; Can I Cut Ties?

In this counseling answer: “Parents always worry about their children and want them all to be successful and happy. I am not saying that they are using the right way of communication with you, but their intentions cannot be wrong. They are definitely not using the right method, and that’s why you have to talk to …

I Left Home to Escape from My Parents’ Control

I Left Home to Escape from My Parents’ Control

In this counseling answer: “Sometimes parents are over controlling not because they are bad people, but because they are unaware of the damage they’re overprotectiveness is causing to their children. They simply need to learn that children are now adults who want to plan and execute their own lives. The hard times that you have been …

Family Problems Made Me Fell Into The Trap of a Guy

Family Problems Made Me Fell Into The Trap of a Guy

In this counseling answer: “It is not uncommon for young people to seek love outside of the family when they feel insecure within their family circle. If he threatens you again, you can tell him you have repented to Allah and you want nothing to do with him. If he chooses to disclose the pictures, …

Do You Have Abusive Parents? Here Are 4 Things You Can Do

Do You Have Abusive Parents? Here Are 4 Things You Can Do

In this counseling answer: “I know, it might feel awkward or scary to talk to someone about your feelings and problems at home/school. However, you can call them from an undisclosed phone number and tell the crisis counselors what is going on. They are unable to know your location or name or anything unless you …

Mom Forces Me to Marry Instead of Going to College

Mom Forces Me to Marry Instead of Going to College

In this counseling answer: It is recommended that you take some time away from your parents if possible to get some space away from the unacceptable abuse that you face. This will also give you the time to think more rationally about the options you have available to you at the moment; agree to meet …

How to Forgive My Abusive Parents & the Muslim Community?

How to Forgive My Abusive Parents & the Muslim Community?

In this counseling answer: When parents are abusive and have their own mental health issues, the counselor suggests family therapy that involve all members of the family as well as making a family time wherein parents and children read the Quran together. The counselor also encourages to think of all the good the parents did …

Removing Scars of Parental Abuse

Removing The Scars of Parental Abuse

Answer by Counselor Attia Zaidi: Wa ‘Alaykum As-Salaam, I am not a scholar of Islamic sciences, therefore, I am unable to answer your question from the Islamic viewpoint. I can, however, shed some light on the issue from a clinical/therapist viewpoint. It is unfortunate that you have had to live through this. I can only …



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