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Abuse, Sex, Boyfriends: I Want to Purify Myself

Abuse, Sex, Boyfriends: I Want to Purify Myself

In this counseling answer: • Find a counselor/mental health professional in your area and start a therapy. • Take time to appreciate yourself and value yourself without seeking out a boyfriend. What are your goals in life? Do you want to go to college? Do you want to work/volunteer? What makes you happy? • Appreciate and love yourself. …

How Should Women Control Their Desires?

How Should Women Control Their Desires?

In this counseling answer: • What you may be experiencing sister is as you pointed out, is an attraction to women based on the need for power and control over not allowing yourself to be abused again. • As you have been abused, however, your trauma should insha’Allah be professionally addressed so that you may …

No One Would Believe My Father-in-Law Molests Me

In this counseling answer: • I will kindly suggest that you seek out an agency or organization for women in your area, preferably one that is Islamic. • Try not to be around your father-in-law in close proximity wherein he can touch you. • Ideally, your husband should believe you, support you, defend and protect …

Are Muslims Doing Enough to Combat Child Sexual Abuse?

Child sexual trauma is a disturbing reality in Muslim communities. According to one study,1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. Muslim children are not any more safe from victimization than non-Muslim children. With reports of sexual abuse in Muslim communities, parents must face a stark truth …

I Was Molested by My Uncle

I Was Molested by My Uncle

In this counseling answer: • Under no circumstances is it acceptable to force you into being around this man. • If you have a genuine interest in someone for marriage for more than just an escape plan then it is a great option to consider. • It is good to identify at least 3 positive …

How Islamic Values Can Protect Our Kids from Being #MeToo Predators

How Islam Can Keep Our Kids from Being #MeToo Predators

Editor’s Note: This article is from AboutIslam.net archive. We republish it as its topic is still relevant and important. In line with the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, actress Alyssa Milano started a new trend. The 44 year old called on women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to come out posting the hashtag #MeToo …

What You Should Do If Sexually HarassedWhat You Should Do If Sexually Harassed

What You Should Do If Sexually Harassed

We live in a hyper-sexualized society where sexual harassment is an ongoing issue. Sexual harassment is not a new occurrence, but due to mass media it has become an increasingly discussed topic. Sisters from around the world are stepping out in solidarity to speak about what happened to them and sometimes the perpetrators are respected …

Sexual Assult Made Me Resentful of Islam & My Culture

Sexual Assult Made Me Resentful of Islam & My Culture

In this counseling answer: “You cannot undo the past, but you can take charge of the rest of your life moving forward. What has happened to you isn’t going to magically go away. It has shaped you clear into your adulthood. Knowing this, and accepting this, doesn’t mean you will forever be depressed, suicidal, or feel the …

Horrendous Flashbacks: Was I Sexually Abused?

Horrendous Flashbacks: Was I Sexually Abused?

In this counseling answer: “Sister, please do seek the counseling of a good therapist in your area. If you were sexually abused, continue with counseling to begin your healing journey. Always know that Allah loves you and He created you a beautiful, intelligent, and pious sister who will be blessed one day soon with a loving husband, in sha’ …

Sexual harassment

Should We Talk about Sexual Harassment Among Muslims?

Muslim and nonMuslim; niqabi, hijabi, or none; from the Maldives to the American Mid-West, Pakistan to Pennsylvania, Saudi Arabia to Saskatchewan, India to Italy… women (and men) around the world are speaking up about their experiences being sexually harassed, molested, and abused. Originally founded by Tarana Burke, the trending hashtag and the movement behind it …



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