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In-Laws Broke My Marriage

In-Laws Broke My Marriage

In this counseling answer: • Seek marriage counseling or initiate the divorce. • Pray istikharah. As Salamu Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us. I am not sure I understand your question, but I will do my best. As I understand, you are having dreams about your in-laws who were the main cause of your …

I’m A Slave of My Husband & His Family

I’m A Slave of My Husband & His Family

In this counseling answer: Organize time alone for you and your husband. Try marriage counseling. Take care of yourself. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa barakatuh sister, It is very common for wives to experience difficulties with their mothers-in-law. It is also unfortunate that in many cases, like yours, this comes at the cost of difficulties …

In-Laws Don’t Allow Us to Live Separately

In-Laws Don’t Allow Us to Live Separately

In this counseling answer: • Make istikhara and ask Allah to guide you to make the right decision. • Invoke your husband since whatever happens will affect him also. • It seems they are quite unwilling to compromise, so it may be better to approach them with someone else whom they may be more responsive. Wa Alaikum salaam wa Rahmatullah …

30 Years with In-Laws Kills My Marriage

30 Years with In-Laws Kills My Marriage

In this counseling answer: • Avoid becoming angry and responding to her in the same way. Instead of either respond kindly or at the very least remain silent. • Manage your anger by seeking refuge from Satan, remaining silent and changing position. • Have counseling with a local imam as more of an informal discussion, rather than other, …

My Mother-in-Law Makes My Marriage Difficult

My Mother-in-Law Makes My Marriage Difficult

In this counseling answer: “Standing firm as a couple will also be useful in helping her to see that you are both serious and let her know that her words and actions will not destroy your marriage. This is something that you will obviously need to speak with your husband about. Assumingly, he is aware …

I Can’t Accept My In-Laws’ Interference

I Can’t Accept My In-Laws’ Interference

In this counseling answer: “Use the space you both have to talk without interference and external influence. Reassure your husband that you want to have a good relationship with them, but you cannot pretend to be someone you are not. After all, he loves you for who you are. Will he be happy if you …

In-Laws Kicked Me Out of My Home

In-Laws Kicked Me Out of My Home

In this counseling answer: It’s important that you approach this situation carefully in order to uphold family toes and not upset his father whilst also striving to reunite your family. Wa ’Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh sister, This is, indeed, a difficult situation to be in. You and your child are apart from your …

In-Laws Don’t Allow Me to Live with My Husband

In-Laws Don’t Allow Me to Live with My Husband

In this counseling answer: In Islam, the wife has absolutely no duty or responsibility to live with her in-laws. It’s her right to live with his husband, ideally separately. Although it is understandable that husbands, especially those coming from Asian cultures, might find it hard to balance between their parents and their wife, husbands have …

Husband Wants My Money, In-Laws Abuse Me

Husband Wants My Money, In-Laws Abuse Me

In this counseling answer: In Islam, it’s is the responsibility of the husband to support his family financially. Furthermore, nobody has the right to mistreat or abuse others in any form at all. Therefore, the counselor urges the sister to discuss these important issues with her husband honestly and also to seek her parents’ assistance. If the …



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