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Evil Sister & Ungrateful Mom: I Wish to Cut Ties

Evil Sister & Ungrateful Mom: I Wish to Cut Ties

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister,   I am so sorry to hear about the situation you are in. It must be painful to live with such abuse as well as missing out the joys a harmonious family can bring. Sadly, even among Muslims, there are dysfunctional families. I ask you to reflect and see if this …

Husband Abuses Me and My Kids and Blames Me for It

Husband Abuses Me and My Kids and Blames Me for It

Answer: As-Salaamu `Alaikum Sister, Jazak Allah khairan for writing back with the details of your problem. This situation does not bode well for you or your children, and living with this for a prolonged period is not healthy for any of you whether physically or emotionally. But I am wondering what exactly your dilemma is. …

Sexual Abuse, Disorder & an Illegitimate Child

Sexual Abuse, Disorder & an Illegitimate Child

Answer: Wa ‘Aleikom Salam dear sister, I am so sorry to hear of all the pain you have endured, especially the sexual abuse. It must have been very difficult keeping that inside of you all those years. I am glad to hear, however, that you have sought professional help and received a diagnosis. You presented …

Oklahoma Muslims Combat Hate with Love

Oklahoma Muslims Combat Hate with Love

Combating hate with love, an Oklahoma Muslim association donated thousands of dollars’ worth items to women and children at a domestic violence shelter, in an event where hundreds of non-Muslim women and men.

Am I in an Abusive Marriage?

Am I in an Abusive Marriage?

Answer: As-Salaam ‘Aleikom sister, Thank you for writing to us about your situation. I will try my best to advice you, In sha’ Allah. First of all, no one should feel suppressed in a marriage. Marriage is a commitment between two individuals in which both should respect and love each other. I can understand that …

Dysfunctional Muslim Parents: What Shall I Do?

Dysfunctional Muslim Parents: What Shall I Do?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for placing your trust in us and in our ability to propose a solution to your current solution. It is very saddening to hear of the current situation you are in. However, your sincere interest and initiative to seek help for the betterment of your parents at such …

Dr. Yasir Qadhi on Domestic Violence & How to Deal with It

Dr. Yasir Qadhi on Domestic Violence & How to Deal with It

Dr. Yasir Qadhi discusses spousal abuse in Muslim communities, condemning the misguided people who justify violence using the Qur’an and the Sunnah. He stressed that under no circumstances is violence against women allowed in Islam. The Qur’an and hadith is replete with stories that describe the accepted behavior of Muslim spouses towards each other. The relationship should …

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The Truth about Domestic Abuse and Children's Development

Domestic violence – or more broadly, domestic abuse – is a type of abuse that occurs within family units. This can happen between spouses, across generations, and even between extended family members. Salma Elkadi Abugideiri, founder of the Peaceful Families Project, notes in a 2010 article for the Faith Trust Institute that there’s unfortunately a …

Healing the Scars of My Mother’s Abuse

Healing the Scars of My Mother’s Abuse

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom, What you describe here does sound like you went through child abuse, both in the physical and the emotional level. Hitting you and locking you outside of the house are what we might call physical abuse, whereas making you feel like imperfect and making you feel like responsible for your mother’s potential …

Husband Is A Lady’s Man

Husband Is A Lady’s Man

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaykum, Thank you for writing to us. We make du`aa’ that we are able to continue offering help to you and others who seek out our services, in sha’ Allah. You are to be commended for maintaining such a polite tone despite the frustrations you have been experiencing with your husband. May Allah Most High grant …



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