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Divorced after a Breakdown

Divorced After a Breakdown

As-Salamu Alaikum, In this counseling answer, you will learn: • Marriage needs to be based on trust and respect. • Talk to your imam, even over the phone, to ask about your rights as a wife. • Use your common sense first before asking about your rights. Ask yourself: is kindness toward the wife is …

Husband Left Us; I’m Tired of Struggling Alone

Husband Left Us; I’m Tired of Struggling Alone

In this counseling answer: • These tests and trials you are going through will make you stronger, sister. Remember that Allah does not burden us more than we can bear. • Under most circumstances, I would advise that you try tosave the marriage, but in this instance, I advise you to seek a divorce. • …

I Never Want to Talk to My Abusive Family Again

I Never Want to Talk to My Abusive Family Again

In this counseling answer: • What is happening to you is not accepted by Islamic principles, and is against how Allah (SWT) instructs parents to treat their children. • Often times brother, we are tested hard, even with our own families, so that we may grow stronger and help others who may have gone through …

How Should I Handle My Parents’ Abusive Marriage?

How Should I Handle My Parents’ Abusive Marriage?

In this counseling answer: • I think it’s best that you find the right opportunity and get both your parents to know exactly how their behavior is affecting you. • Remember not to talk about the matter aggressively. • Assertive communication is essential in getting your point across to the other person and being heard. …

Father Beats Daughter

Calling Police for Father Who Beats Daughter?

In this counseling answer: •Your lives are at risk and it is important that you do seek help for everyone’s sake. The police are there to protect you in cases like this and in sha Allah they will be able to. •Of course you can use self-defense, you are trying to protect yourself from harm …

Mom Takes Her Frustration Out On Me

Mom Takes Her Frustration Out On Me

In this counseling answer: • Allah tests us all in different ways, where the test is to see how we respond to the trial. • Share the responsibility equally with your siblings and mother. • Let your mother know how her constant anger and anxiety is impacting you, and how it is making you withdraw …

How to Deal with My Arrogant Father? - About Islam

How to Deal with My Arrogant Father?

In this counseling answer: • Respond to him calmly while getting your point across as though stating a fact. Do not shout back as it will not solve the problem. • Rather than being cold, distant or angry, talk to him calmly, fully aware of your emotions. • It is essential that you realize your …

Muslims & Domestic Violence (Special Folder)

Muslims & Domestic Violence (Special Folder)

Domestic violenceis any behaviorthat 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 violencecan affect anyone of any age orgender. Whether it’s physical …

Spiritual abuse

Are You Being Spiritually Abused?

“At least you aren’t being hit,” is a common dismissal heard by people suffering degrees of abuse in various relationships, including marriages, birth families, and even in relationships outside of families. In addition to physical, sexual, mental, financial, and emotional abuse, due to recent high-profile cases we are hearing more about spiritual abuse in Muslim …

4 Ways to Conquer Anti-Muslim Bullying

4 Ways to Conquer Anti-Muslim Bullying

In this counseling answer: • You should not keep it inside you and should not feel alone. • Reportallbullying to an authority figure.It is the school’s and teacher’s duty to do an investigation and look into the matter. • Show minimal reaction to their bullying. Do not show the bullies that you feel hurt and …



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