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How to Handle the Pain of Unrequited Love

How to Handle the Pain of Unrequited Love

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly ask that you start writing a journal. I ask that you write in it daily, noting your feelings, thoughts, and wishes. I also want you to in sha’ Allah makes a list of all your positive traits, qualities, and aspirations. I want you to make another list of your blessings. Read them …

Childhood Rape Has Affected My Life Tremendously

Childhood Rape Has Affected My Life Tremendously

In this counseling answer: • While being raped repeatedly took part of your innocence of childhood away, I would like you to revisit that child in memory. Visualize her, hug her, comfort her, and tell her it was NOT her fault. Tell her that she is loved and cherished. • I ask that in sha’ Allah you also join …

Child abuse, Sexually abused

Sexually Abused as a Child, I Can’t Get Over It!

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest that you get counseling for the past abuse so you can move on with your life. A good therapist can help you through the healing process as well as possibly link you with support groups for survivors of child abuse/rape. These groups can provide insight into successful …

Parents Ruined My Life with Their Bad Comments

Parents Ruined My Life with Their Bad Comments

In this counseling answer: •Tell them that the way they talk to you makes you feel upset, or else have someone else tell them that they can see that their comments towards you are making you upset. •Repel their bad comments with kind as difficult as it is and in sha Allah they will stop as they …

Due to Child Sexual Abuse, I’m Homosexual

Due to Child Sexual Abuse, I’m Homosexual

In this counseling answer: • Seek professional help from a psychologist/psychiatrist that focuses on your abuse as a child. • What you are experiencing is a test given to you by Allah. • You definitely have the power to steer your life to the right direction with just a little motivation and willpower. Assalamu Alaykum Brother, I …

After an Abusive Childhood, I Feel Lost

After an Abusive Childhood, I Feel Lost

In this counseling answer: • Seeking the right kind of help and being away from that negative environment. • Focus on yourself and your well-being. Salamu ‘Alaikum Brother, Thank you for sending us your question. I am deeply sorry to read about the pain and hurt you suffered throughout these years. I ask Allah (swt) …

My Abusive Mother is Always Angry at Me

My Abusive Mother is Always Angry at Me

In this counseling answer: “Yes, she is your mother, and Islamically you should hold her in high regard, but this does not mean that you should sit back and passively endure such abuse. However, understandably, you also love your mother and want to find a better way to deal with your scenario. Islam teaches us a …

I Think My Mom is Insane

I Think My Mom is Insane

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, It is understandable why you feel depressed by your mom’s behavior. Firstly, her abusive actions towards you will obviously bring you down. Anyone who is treated in this way will have a difficult time being happy, particularly when such actions come from someone you love and respect more than anyone. Additionally, …

A Depressed Friend who Considers Suicide: How to Help?

A Depressed Friend Who Considers Suicide: How to Help?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. How tragic that she was abused as a child and has a family that is negligent and abusive as well. Children who were abused/sexually harassed can suffer from an array of mental health issues as you are seeing with your friend. Children …

Forced to Live with My Stepfather After Sexual Abuse

Forced to Live with My Stepfather After Sexual Abuse

Answer: As-Salaamu `Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for your question. My sincere sympathies for the pain and hardship you have experienced and continue to endure. Have you talked to your mother alone, without your step-father, about how you feel and what is upsetting you? Did you make your feelings clear to her before she remarried so …



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