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Husband Has Become Radical; Help!

Husband Has Become Radical; Help!

In this counseling answer:  • No one should be forced (or chose) to live in a hostile, violent home; no one! Allah (swt) did not create you to be abused and hurt, sister. Please, do not go back to him. • Initiate the divorce as soon as possible. • Please continue to study Islam and …

Dad Tried to Kill Mom!

Dad Tried to Kill Mom!

In this counseling answer: • If there was physical violence in the past, or if your dad suffered from some kind of mental illness, I would suggest looking into these factors if possible. • Help her to heal from this traumatic event by being as supportive as possible. • I would seek a lawyer’s advice …

He Turned Violent & Unfaithful After Marriage

He Turned Violent & Unfaithful After Marriage

In this counseling answer: • If your husband hasn’t sincerely repented, these haram behaviors may continue with other women, drugs, and now violence. • Call the hotline, meet with a counselor and make plans to leave. Get to a safe place! As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for writing in with your question. I am a bit …

Don’t Wives Have Value in Islam?

Don’t Wives Have Value in Islam?

In this counseling answer: • Islam prohibits abuse. It is a sin. • If you have family in the area, I suggest you reach out to them. • Seek counseling. As Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Yes! You have many rights in Islam as a Muslim, as a woman, as a wife, and a mother. Please see this …

Muslim Charity Provides Shelter for Domestic Violence Survivors

Muslim Charity Provides Shelter for Domestic Violence Survivors

It really hurts when someone is subjected to violence and abuse and has no option but to remain silent because they have no where to go. RAHMA Organization has launched a campaign using Launchgood fundraising platform to raise money for their new project, RAHMA Housing. The organization is collecting donations in order to purchase a home to …

Domestic Violence: What Should the Victim Do?

Domestic Violence: What Should the Victim Do? (Watch)

Domestic violence is any behavior that aims at gaining power and control over a spouse, partner or family member. Abuse is a learned behavior; it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses. Unfortunately, it has become a global problem. Domestic violence can affect anyone of any age or gender. Whether it’s physical …

Feeling Helpless: Why Does My Husband Treat Me Bad?

Feeling Helpless: Why Does My Husband Treat Me Bad?

In this counseling answer: • Think back to the time when your husband could work and do not have serious back problems. Was his behavior than the same as it is now? • The marriage calls for a timeout so that you can both take a step back, review the situation, recover, and then decide what to …

Brother-in-Law Sexually Harasses My Wife

Brother-in-Law Sexually Harasses My Wife

As-Salamu Aleikom, *** Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated in this response are very general and purely based on the limited information provided in the question. In no event shall AboutIslam, its counselors or employees be held liable for any damages that may arise from your decision in the use of our services. Watch more: 

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 …



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