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What No One Told You about Spiritual Abuse in Islam

Abuse in relationships is not only black eyes, bruises, and broken bones. With the exception of traumatic brain injury in Muslim victims, it’s often the abuse hidden from plain view – like financial, verbal, and spiritual abuse – that does the most damage to victims long-term. However, it’s the spiritual abuse we experience in a …

Do You Have Abusive Parents? Here Are 4 Things You Can Do

Do You Have Abusive Parents? Here Are 4 Things You Can Do

In this counseling answer: “I know, it might feel awkward or scary to talk to someone about your feelings and problems at home/school. However, you can call them from an undisclosed phone number and tell the crisis counselors what is going on. They are unable to know your location or name or anything unless you …

Muslim Women Fight Domestic Abuse in Calgary

Breaking taboos and misconceptions about their culture, the Muslim community in Calgary hosted a special gathering on Saturday to mark the international day of domestic violence against women.

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’ …

I Pulled My Wife’s Hair, She Left Me with the Kids

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest brother that you let the situation cool off for some time. Use this time to heal yourself from any hurt you have been through in the marriage. Also, use this time to get counseling, participate in anger management as well as engage in activities and groups with positive …

Muslim Short Film Addresses Domestic Violence

Despite the beautiful example of marital happiness found in the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his condemnation of mistreating one’s spouse, domestic violence remains an issue in Muslim cultures across the globe.

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‘Honor Killings’ vs. Domestic Violence - Why These Terms Matter

Equating murder with honor is something we see perpetuated by the mainstream media – and it needs to stop. The international media manipulates public perception regarding domestic violence and abuse that occurs within certain cultures. They use misnomers like “honor killing” to insinuate that these cultures consider domestic homicide a matter of honor and respect. …

The Real Truth about Domestic Abuse and Culture

Read previous parts: The Truth about Domestic Abuse and Children’s Development What No One Told You about Spiritual Abuse in Islam Domestic abuse is found in all cultures and all parts of the world. However, one thing remains constant no matter where it’s found: archaic cultural norms often make it hard for women to leave …

Video Saying Men Allowed to Beat Wives Sparks Uproar

A video shared by Australia’s Hizb ut-Tahrir saying explaining how Muslim men are allowed to beat their wives has sparked uproar, with many accusing it of promoting domestic violence and making light of the plight of abuse victims.

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