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Don’t Wives Have Value in Islam?

Don’t Wives Have Value in Islam?

In this counseling answer: • Islam prohibits abuse. It is a sin. • If you have family in the area, I suggest you reach out to them. • Seek counseling. As Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Yes! You have many rights in Islam as a Muslim, as a woman, as a wife, and a mother. Please see this …

Fighting Domestic Violence: New Islamic Shelter Opens in Calgary

‘Growing numbers of Muslim women, refugees and immigrants fleeing abuse and violence’ CALGARY — Indeed there are several social NGOs in Calgary, Canada which offer services for Muslim women escaping domestic violence but the new ‘Nisa Homes’ is the only specialized transitional shelter which accommodates vulnerable Muslim women, CBC reported. “There are women who aren’t …

Abused, But Family Reputation is More Important

Abused, But Family Reputation is More Important

In this counseling answer: • Naturally, after the hotline listens to your story and provides you with some resources and support, they are going to urge you to seek counseling with a therapist. Please do so and do not be afraid of hurting your family by seeking treatment. By not seeking treatment, you are going to continue …

Mother's Loss Encourages Amani Haydar to Empower Women

Amani’s dad was sentenced to 22 years in prison after he murdered her mom. At the time, Amani had just finished university, was five months pregnant and her career as a solicitor was progressing well. After her mom’s death, Amani was frustrated about the lack of opportunities to express grief within her family and community. She …

My Husband Made Me Live as a Refugee

My Husband Made Me Live as a Refugee

In this counseling answer: “Your husband needs consistent professional help to have any chance of turning his life around, but you cannot wait around and risk being harmed further, or worse, in the hopes, he’ll change. This will have to come from him on his own terms without you in his presence or his child any …

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Is Feminism Driving Women Away From Islam?

Short Answer: Of course not. “The drop in religiosity among women is the symptom of a different problem, and that problem is not feminism… “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people”. Islam is the answer. If feminist ideals are showing Muslimahs that we are human beings, worthy of the same considerations and privileges and opportunities …

Dad: The Most Abusive Person I’ve Even Seen

Dad: The Most Abusive Person I’ve Ever Seen

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest dear sister that in sha’ Allah you suggest to your father that if he wants to have his family back, he needs to get counseling first and resolve whatever it is that is bothering him (in a respectful way). Suggest he sees a counselor and a trusted imam for guidance. …

Troubled First Marriage; I Want a Second Wife

Troubled First Marriage; I Want a Second Wife

In this counseling answer: “I understand that it must be a huge emotional and mental burden that your wife is treating you in such negative a manner. However, do try to apologize to her for any wrong-doing on your part and reconcile with her again for the sake of Allah and for the sake of …

I Never Want to Talk to My Abusive Family Again

I Never Want to Talk to My Abusive Family Again

In this counseling answer: “I suggest dear brother that you focus more on your careers and goals, socializing with friends, focusing on your Islamic knowledge and growth. Partake in events at the Masjid, community da’wah as well as other activities that are of interest in the Islamic community. Try to spend this time (until you go to college) in …

How Can I Deal with My Family’s Problems?

How Can I Deal with My Family’s Problems?

In this counseling answer: • Try to talk to your family about praying together and ask everyone to read the Quran afterward. You’ll find most people are calm and more willing to talk right after praying. Use that time to bring more of Allah’s (swt) word into your family dynamics. • If your brother refuses …



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