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Husband is Abusive, But I Am Afraid to Divorce

Husband is Abusive, But I Am Afraid to Divorce

In this counseling answer: ” if you feel that your marriage is not serving any of the purposes and meanings above and you have tried marital counseling, involving elders, and even abuse is involved, which is a very serious matter, you need to evaluate the situation and decide on how you would like to move forward.” …

He Suddenly Became a Violent Middle-Eastern Man

He Suddenly Became a Violent Middle-Eastern Man

Answer: Wa ’Alaikum Salaam my dear sister in Islam, I feel completely drained after reading your question. I can only imagine how you feel! This is Islam (not what your husband is doing): “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He …

Mom Beats Me Up; I’ll Run Away or End My Life

Mom Beats Me Up; I’ll Run Away or End My Life

Answer: As-Salam ‘Alaykum A, My hear breaks as I read your story. You must be feeling quite alone. You are correct that you are experiencing both emotional and physical abuse in your home. It does seem as if some of your siblings care about you while others might be taking advantage of your situation. Of …

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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 …

Muslim Short Film Addresses Domestic Violence

Despite the beautiful example of marital happiness found in the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his condemnation of mistreating one’s spouse, domestic violence remains an issue in Muslim cultures across the globe.

Abusive Husband Ruined Our Life; I’m Helpless!

Abusive Husband Ruined Our Life; I’m Helpless!

In this counseling answer: “You need healing, and this healing will take a long time. But it will only work effectively if your mind can become wholesome enough to repel negative thoughts instead of absorbing them. These thoughts include self-respect and self-esteem. ” As-Salamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh my dear sister, You have shared with us a very …

My Parents’ Bad Example Has Affected My Entire Life

My Parents’ Bad Example Has Affected My Entire Life

In this counseling answer: “First, consider what you can change in your “inner environment” of thoughts, feelings, responses, communication styles, interpretation styles, etc. Then look at your external environment from a creative view and see what you can change to make your life more comfortable. It is possible to take good care of yourself and be …

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‘Honor Killings’ vs. Domestic Violence - Why These Terms Matter

Equating murder with honor is something we see perpetuated by the mainstream media – and it needs to stop. The international media manipulates public perception regarding domestic violence and abuse that occurs within certain cultures. They use misnomers like “honor killing” to insinuate that these cultures consider domestic homicide a matter of honor and respect. …

No One Believes That My Brother-in-Law Harasses Me

No One Believes That My Brother-in-Law Harasses Me

Answer: Dear sister,   8 years is certainly quite a long duration. Do you really want to part despite your two kids? Is it a problem with your spouse or his brother that is making you opt for divorce? Will this second guy actually accept your kids, and what will happen when he has his own …



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