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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 …

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. …

Don’t Wives Have Value in Islam?

Don’t Wives Have Value in Islam?

In this counseling answer: • Islam prohibits abuse. It is a sin. •If you have family in the area, I suggest you reach out to them. •Seek counseling. As Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Yes! You have many rights in Islam as a Muslim, as a woman, as a wife, and a mother. Please see this …

What Should I Do with My Fighting Parents? - About Islam

What Should I Do with My Fighting Parents?

In this counseling answer: • It may not be a good idea to “force” or pressure your parents to separate or divorce. • Start creating boundaries with your parents. • Be assertive with your father; talk to him openly about how affected you and your siblings are. • Going to professional therapy can help both …

Husband is a Drug Addict; I Don’t Love Him Anymore

Husband is a Drug Addict; I Don’t Love Him Anymore

In this counseling answer: • It is important that you take your family into confidence about what you are going through. • I would advise you to stop fearing the worst and become assertive with your husband about your relationship with him.Tell him that you are absolutely not ready to live this way and keep …

Troubled First Marriage; I Want a Second Wife

Troubled First Marriage; I Want a Second Wife

In this counseling answer: • I understand that it must be a huge emotional and mental burden that your wife is treating you in such negative a manner. However, do try to apologize to her for any wrong-doing on your part and reconcile with her again for the sake of Allah and for the sake …



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