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I Think My Mom is Insane

I Think My Mom is Insane

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum brother, It is understandable why you feel depressed by your mom’s behavior. Firstly, her abusive actions towards you will obviously bring you down. Anyone who is treated in this way will have a difficult time being happy, particularly when such actions come from someone you love and respect more than anyone. Additionally, …

A Depressed Friend who Considers Suicide: How to Help?

A Depressed Friend Who Considers Suicide: How to Help?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. How tragic that she was abused as a child and has a family that is negligent and abusive as well. Children who were abused/sexually harassed can suffer from an array of mental health issues as you are seeing with your friend. Children …

Forced to Live with My Stepfather After Sexual Abuse

Forced to Live with My Stepfather After Sexual Abuse

Answer: As-Salaamu `Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for your question. My sincere sympathies for the pain and hardship you have experienced and continue to endure.Have you talked to your mother alone, without your step-father, about how you feel and what is upsetting you? Did you make your feelings clear to her before she remarried so …

Removing Scars of Parental Abuse

Removing The Scars of Parental Abuse

Answer by Counselor Attia Zaidi: Wa ‘Alaykum As-Salaam, I am not a scholar of Islamic sciences, therefore, I am unable to answer your question from the Islamic viewpoint. I can, however, shed some light on the issue from a clinical/therapist viewpoint. It is unfortunate that you have had to live through this. I can only …

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 Abused My Daughter; How to Trust People Again?

Husband Abused My Daughter; How to Trust People Again?

Answer: As-Salamu ’Alaikum sister, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to solve your current situation. Now, please read the above sentence again. You have, unknowingly and subconsciously, placed your trust in us and clearly have faith in our ability to propose a sound solution, which you will hopefully implement. As humans, we …

sexual abuse

Sexual Abuse: Be By Your Child’s Side

No doubt watching a child suffering from physical abuse is very painful, however knowing how sexual abuse affects the physical and psychological well-being of our children is much more devastating. Although physical abuse is more tangible with its bruises and scars, sexual abuse print has a far-reaching, profound and persistent effects. Contrary to the conviction …

Sexual Abuse & Mom with Psychological Disorder

Suffering from Sexual Abuse & Mentally Ill Mom

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us. Your letter clearly expresses the pain and abuse you went through as a child. It was horrendous, and I am so sorry you had to go through that. It is evident your mother has some type of psychological disorder; however, only a complete assessment done …

Why So Many Unfair Marriage Practices? - About Islam

Why So Many Unfair Marriage Practices?

Salam(Peace) Jonny, I need to thank you for your question and for coming to About Islam with it. But I think you have confused many different types of marriages: child marriage (girls 12-13 years old), forced marriage, pragmatic marriage without love (for money), and early marriage (14-17 years old). And you held Islam responsible for …

Go Back to My Abusive Husband?

Shall We Go Back to My Abusive Husband?

Answer: Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam my dear sister in Islam, Thank you for your question and I am glad that you are seeking help with this issue. Because this man is violent with you and your children, and even from the time your son was a tiny baby, you should not go back to him! Your …



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