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Friend Wants to Run Away from Abuse

My Friend Wants to Run Away from Abuse

In this counseling answer: “The Prophet Mohammad never beat his wives. In fact, he said, “The best among you is the one who treats his family the best, and I am the one who treats his family the best.” Part 1 of the Question As Salamu Alaykum, Thank you for providing more detailed information. As it …

My Best Friend Wants to Become Independent From Her Parents

My Best Friend Wants to Become Independent From Her Parents

In this counseling answer: “Sister, it is not a good idea for your friend to try to leave and make it on her own, neither is it advisable that you both try to get a place together. It is very hard to support oneself as an adult with an education and given the fact that you …

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 …

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 …

My Sister Is Between an Abusive Father & Husband

My Sister Is Between an Abusive Father & Husband

In this counseling answer: “If family support, friends, and marriage therapy are unlikely to help her situation, then get the state involved. Use legal measures to get the support you need.” As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, I am sorry to hear about the difficult times your sister is in. Sadly, what you described is a very oppressive situation …

Strategies against verbal abuse

Useful Strategies Against Verbal Abuse

In this counseling answer: “Let your sisters know that you will not allow them to treat you this way anymore. (e.g. “I am not going to let anybody treat me like that anymore.”) Keep your statement short and to the point. Don’t justify, and don’t apologize, and don’t negotiate. Simply state your boundaries.” As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, It seems you are …

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. …

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 hurting …

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 …

destroyed childhood

Forgive the Man Who Destroyed My Childhood?

Answer: As Salamu ‘Alaykum sister,  I am so sorry about the heinous abuse you went through by your home servant. What is even more horrendous is that when you did tell your mother, she did nothing about it. I am so sorry. Sister, I know this does not help much, but you are not alone. In …



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