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Survived an Abusive Marriage, But Can't Remarry

Survived an Abusive Marriage, But Can't Remarry

Answer: As-Salamu ’Alaikum my dear sister, I am so sorry to hear about your difficult marriage and the abuse you had to suffer. I am happy though sister that you divorced this man and have started a new life. May Allah bless and guide you sister in your efforts. While you did not indicate how …

Eye on UK Gov’t Report on Shari`ah Courts & Divorce

LONDON – After 18 months of extensive review, a report released in February by British Home Office called for regulation of Shari`ah councils with a code of conduct, though refusing to recognize Shari`ah marriages under the law. Outlined by Mona Siddiqui OBE, Chair, the objectives of the report, reviewing the application of Shari`ah law in …

Deceived by a Married Man

Deceived by a Married Man

In this counseling answer: “While I understand the pain of love and heart back is heavy, and it seems like things in life will never get better, time will heal. These sour experiences will help you have a sweeter tomorrow through the wisdom you have gained from these mistakes. Remember, we are spiritual beings in …

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Getting a Divorce? Here Are Five Things to Consider

Divorce is a personal decision to be undertaken with great care and consideration. However, most will agree that in cases of harm or abuse of any sort – or in cases of abandonment, humiliation, control, and nonfulfillment of obligations – it is in a couple’s best interest in this life and the next to end …

Negative Effects of Divorce on Children

In this counseling answer: “The process of consultation in marriage is stressed in Islam, and this also applies in divorce where children are concerned; consultation should be the goal. Seeing as all secular solutions have failed, why not consider the role of a trusted imam or sheikh in the community, one that your husband’s ex-wife might respect and listen …

The Problem With Divorce

Divorce in Islam is the very last resort unless you are in a very toxic and violent relationship. Many people divorce too quickly and do terrible things to the other out of spite and it is not Islamic.

Husband Cheats on Me, but Doesn’t Divorce Me

Husband Cheats on Me, but Doesn’t Divorce Me

Answer: Wa ‘Alaykum As-Salam, As a woman, I can truly empathize with you and your desire to find a good man who will love and protect you and your child. The treatment that you have endured from a man, who has not achieved manhood due to his character defects, is utterly deplorable and I am …

Motherhood Has Brought Out the Worst in Me

Motherhood Has Brought Out the Worst in Me

In this counseling answer: “You seem to be internalizing your husband’s value system because you are devaluing yourself the way he is. Your husband is ungrateful to you so you are ungrateful to yourself – buying into his way of thinking. It is an easy mistake to make when he defines your world. However, his definition …

I Feared of Loneliness, So I Got Married

I Feared of Loneliness, So I Got Married

In this counseling answer: “When one of the spouses becomes abusive and inflicts physical, mental, or emotional torture, and is not willing to change by taking practical measures through therapy or counseling, then it is a valid reason for seeking divorce.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear …

Husband Cheats on Me, but We Have a Son: Shall I Divorce?

Husband Cheats on Me, but We Have a Son: Shall I Divorce?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alikum Sister, I am sorry to hear you are going through rough times. I noticed in your question that you are taking all the responsibility of the problems in your marriage and it is not fair. First of all, let’s recognize that divorce is allowed in Islamic law in certain cases, including adultery. …



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