Family Ties

May 13, 2022 3 mins

Can I Move Out to Escape My Parents’ Abuse over My Weight?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I am 17 years old, and my parents have been body-shaming and emotionally/physically abusing me for my obesity since I was a child. Obesity runs in our family, according to our doctor. But they refuse to recognize it. It’s gotten to the point where I’m thinking about going to […]
May 12, 2022 2 mins

Can I Marry without My Mother’s Permission If My Father Agrees?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I insisted that my parents look for someone I know who is practicing and of good character for me. He is from a different culture. Alhamdulillah everyone in my family (including my father) is happy to look into this proposal besides my mother, due to the cultural differences, which […]
May 6, 2022 3 mins

Can I Move Out and Live with Family Friends to Attend University?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I am a 19-year-old Muslim girl who lives with her parents and five brothers. I have a bad relationship with my father as he was abusive towards me as a child. My mother also leads me to negative thoughts. I have, on occasion, attempted suicide because of my family’s […]
April 22, 2022 2 mins

Should My Husband Cut Off His Sister for Having Boyfriends?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question My issue is that my husband got into an argument with his parents over his sister who is living a haram life and having extramarital affairs. In the beginning, the parents opposed this, but now they let her do it and have pardoned her, and they want my husband […]