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Home is Not a Safe Place to Open Up Emotionally

Home is Not a Safe Place to Open Up Emotionally

In this counseling answer: • If you ever feel that you may hurt yourself or others, please contact 1-800-273-8255,The National Suicide Prevention Hotline. • Increaseself-awarenessand learn what you have the power to change for the positive. Pick one circle you want to change and write down 3 goals associated with it. • Instead of seeing …

Nasheed “Better Day” - About Islam

Nasheed “Better Day”

Better Day is a nasheed by Zain Bhikha that aims to inspire people toact against abuseand create awareness of the impact of violence on women and children. A husband’s treatment of his wife reflects a Muslim’s good character, which in turn is a reflection of the man’s faith. “…And live with them in kindness…” (Surah …

How Shall I Deal with My Aggressive Wife?

How Shall I Deal with My Aggressive Wife?

In this counseling answer: • Before heading straight for a divorce, it is advisable that you take other steps first to try and resolve the issue. • Begin by always taking a calm approach in the knowledge that Allah will reward your patience. • Beyond this, try to first understand things from her perspective …

Are You Being Abused? (A Holistic Approach to Domestic Violence)

Are You Being Abused?

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 other common excuses. Unfortunately, it has become a global problem. Domestic violencecan affect anyone of any age orgender. Whether it’s physical or psychological, …

Husband Has Become Radical; Help!

Husband Has Become Radical; Help!

In this counseling answer: • No one should be forced (or chose) to live in a hostile, violent home; no one! Allah (swt) did not create you to be abused and hurt, sister. Please, do not go back to him. • Initiate the divorce as soon as possible. • Please continue to study Islam and …

How Can I Deal with My Family’s Problems?

How Can I Deal with My Family’s Problems?

In this counseling answer: • Try to talk to your family about praying together and ask everyone to read the Quran afterward. You’ll find most people are calm and more willing to talk right after praying. Use that time to bring more of Allah’s (swt) word into your family dynamics. • If your brother refuses …

What is the Islamic Stance on Honor Killings - About Islam

What is the Islamic Stance on Honor Killings

Many headlines claim that honor killings are related to the teachings of Islam but what is the Islamic stance on honor killings? Where did honor killings come from if not Islam? ‘Honor Killings’ vs. Domestic Violence – Why These Terms Matter

Domestic Violence: What Should the Victim Do?

Domestic Violence: What Should the Victim Do?

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 …

Dad: The Most Abusive Person I’ve Even Seen

Dad: The Most Abusive Person I’ve Ever Seen

In this counseling answer: • I would suggest dear sister thatin sha’ Allahyou suggest to your father that if he wants to have his family back, he needs to get counseling first and resolve whatever it is that is bothering him (in a respectful way). • I encourage youin sha’ Allahto support your mother. …

Muslims Fighting Domestic Violence Face Many Challenges

Muslims Fighting Domestic Violence - A Success Story

Fighting domestic violence is acritical need within our communities, though is still grossly under addressed. Its causes and effects are often ignored, the needed sincere and open discussions about solutions are scarce in most communities. Resources for affected families are limited, and many community leaders are still ill-equipped to deal with domestic abuse in their …



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