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Marry my cousin who molested me?

Shall I Marry My Cousin Who Molested Me?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, I am so truly sorry to hear that you were molested. It is truly an act of vile and heinous sinfulness which has severe consequences. You are not alone dear sister; sadly many young girls are sexually molested worldwide. While you stated you were afraid to tell anyone at the time, dear …

A Convert: I Thought I Married a Pious Husband

A Convert: I Thought I Married a Pious Husband

In this counseling answer: “Please do seek domestic violence counseling as soon as possible. Reach out to your family to see if you can stay with them. Reach out to your Muslim sisters at various Masjids for support and referrals for resources, and look online for services and shelters where you can stay if you …

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Tips on How to Deal with an Abusive Husband

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. One of the most common kinds of abuse happens in marriage when one partner abuses the other. Most likely, the husband is the one who abuses …

I Feel for Women; Shall I Become a Women's Advocate?

I Feel for Women; Shall I Become a Women's Advocate?

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest, insha’Allah, that you get involved in some charity work such as volunteering at a domestic violence shelter, volunteering at a female refugee center, or wherever your heart takes you in the community that resonates with your longing to help.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, You seem like a very …

Either Live with Abusive Husband or Leave My Kids

Either Live with Abusive Husband or Leave My Kids

In this counseling answer: “Some good suggestions are to speak to your imam about obtaining the Islamic divorce. Find a divorce lawyer to help settle child custody issues. Figure out where you want to live, and how you will financially support yourself.” As-Salam ‘Alaikum dear sister,   Thank you for sending us your question. I …

My Mom is Depressed & Makes Me Depressed Too

My Mom is Depressed & Makes Me Depressed Too

In this counseling answer: “I kindly ask you to really think about your situation and how you can change. I say “you” and not the situation because at this point it is imperative that you change your reactions towards all of this in order so that you can heal. I know this may not make …

How to Deal with My Abusive Brother

How to Deal with My Abusive Brother

In this counseling answer: Your brother’s abusive behavior towards yourself and your parents is completely unacceptable. However, there are a few ways you could make your situation more manageable. Firstly, understanding the situation from his perspective might help you to understand his behavior and find more effective ways to help him. Furthermore, you might consider getting …

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 …

Muslim Women Fight Domestic Abuse in Calgary

Breaking taboos and misconceptions about their culture, the Muslim community in Calgary hosted a special gathering on Saturday to mark the international day of domestic violence against women.

Domestic Violence in Muslim Community & How to Deal with It

Domestic Violence in Muslim Community & Tips for Victims

How to deal with domestic violence? In this Khutbah, Dr. Yasir Qadhi addresses this problem, refutes claims justifying it, and provides useful tips for victims. Dr. Yasir Qadhi discusses spousal abuse in Muslim communities, condemning the misguided people who justify violence using the Quran and the Sunnah. He stressed that under no circumstances is violence against …



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