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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 …

I Can’t Trust Very Religious Men; They’re Abusive

I Can’t Trust Very Religious Men; They’re Abusive

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest in sha’ Allah that you sat down and make a list of what you desire in a marriage as it may help clarify things for you. I would also suggest that in sha’ Allah before you marry anyone, you resolve whatever it was as a child that makes you feel fearful and distrustful of men, …

Divorced My Abusive Husband: Help Me Overcome Trauma

In this counseling answer:  “Feeling lonely is natural after ending a marriage. However, the feelings of sadness and loneliness will lessen in frequency and intensity, in sha’ Allah. Sometimes, marriages are harmful and abusive, like in your case, and it is better for one’s well being to end the marriage. Take it day by day sister and use your …

Grandpa Molested My Sister; She Can’t Overcome It

Grandpa Molested My Sister; She Can’t Overcome It

In this counseling answer: “If you want to help your sister, you should remind her that people are resilient, and a person does not have to live as a damaged fruit. Allah (swt) has given each person a personality and natural ways to deal with bad experiences. What we should do is help people find the …

Enemies from the Day We Married!

Enemies from the Day We Married!

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, If you are being physically abused, you need to find a way to leave until your husband can deal with his temper in a healthier manner. Physical abuse is not something to take lightly as many injuries and even deaths can be attributed to accidental actions during periods of physical …

Mom and Dad Hate Each Other

Mom & Dad Hate Each Other!

In this counseling answer: “I don’t believe you are obligated to stay with them and put your life “on hold”. The help you can offer is really limited. You might be an intermediate, and you can advise them, but in case they are reluctant to talk about and seek help, there isn’t much you can do besides …

Home Feels Like a Prison with My Abusive Husband

Home Feels Like a Prison with My Abusive Husband

In this counseling answer: Islam defines marriage as ”love and mercy”. Therefore, when a marriage is abusive, it is better to leave it – for the sake of ourselves and even more our children. The counselor advises taking yourselves to a safe place that honors your rights and dignity. Surround yourself with people who are …

Husband Beats Me Up in Front of the Children

Husband Beats Me Up in Front of the Children

As-Salamu ‘Aleikom, In this video, you will learn about: Whether domestic violence is OK Islamically Teachings of the Quran & the Sunnah on how to treat women The impact of witnessing abuse on children Options a Muslim woman have when suffering from domestic violence How to make the best decision in such circumstances Salam, …

Marriage to Escape from Abusive Dad

Marriage to Escape from Abusive Dad

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, May Allah (swt) grant you wisdom and patience with your abusive dad. Firstly, praying alone does not make one religious if one’s character does not reflect virtue. If one’s character and state of the heart are not transformed by the rituals practiced, it means the rituals are empty of spiritual nutrients. If your father …

Child Abuse Made Me Suspicious of Proposals

Child Abuse Made Me Suspicious of Proposals

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for writing. I am truly saddened to hear of all the abuse you went through as a child. I am so sorry. May Allah (swt) heal you, dear sister. Tragically, this is a common problem. In cases where the child (now a woman) doesn’t get help (therapy) to …



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