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Muslim Women Shelter Opens in Edmonton

Amid growing number of Muslim women, refugees, and immigrants fleeing abuse and violence, a Muslim group is set to open its latest shelter in Edmonton, Alberta, offering a much-needed service to vulnerable women, The Toronto Star reported. “In terms of why we came here, we were getting calls from here,” said Aliyah Gauri, the project …

My Husband Made Me Live as a Refugee

My Husband Made Me Live as a Refugee

In this counseling answer: • What I want you to remember was that you weren’t lovable or loved because of him: you were loved because of who you are and he was able to witness that and experience you. • Try to reflect on the different stages of grief. Determine what your feelings are reflecting. • You must …

I Can’t Reveal that My Father in Law Molests Me

I Can’t Reveal that My Father-in-Law Molests Me

In this counseling answer: •Worrying about what other people think, worrying about losing your husband, not being believed and called a liar is a reality. It is a frightening reality. However, in this reality lies the truth. You cannot hide it. •Even if the perpetrator is his father, he should consider that you, his wife, …

Abused, But Family Reputation is More Important

Abused, But Family Reputation is More Important

In this counseling answer: • PLEASE seek help through counseling! At least call the hotline. • Naturally, after the hotline listens to your story and provides you with some resources and support, they are going to urge you to seek counseling with a therapist. Please do so and do not be afraid of hurting your family by seeking …

What to Do with My Horrendous Childhood Memories?

Check out this counseling answer: • You need to seek professional help, such as counseling, in order to be able to process the feelings that you have towards your father and your mother. • Let him know that you are thankful to Allah for granting you such a husband and that you look forward to …

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 …

Mom Takes Her Frustration Out On Me

Mom Takes Her Frustration Out On Me

In this counseling answer: • Allah tests us all in different ways, where the test is to see how we respond to the trial. • Share the responsibility equally with your siblings and mother. • Let your mother know how her constant anger and anxiety is impacting you, and how it is making you withdraw …

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 …

Do I Have to Endure Everything My Parents Do to Me?

In this counseling answer: • They are violating your rights for protection. Do they not know that they will be accountable to Allah for the way that they treat you and your sibling? • I kindly suggest that you speak with your grandmother and other relatives about moving. Please, do not wait. Your parents have …

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 …



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