Abusive, Toxic, and Mentally Ill Mother

  Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am a Muslim woman in her early twenties, living with my parents and I have always had trouble in my household. I have grown up in a toxic and violently abusive environment with consistent emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, and at many times physical abuse. […]

Siblings and Verbal Abuse

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked if an older sibling has the right to abuse younger siblings verbally. Is it permissible for an older sibling to verbally abuse a younger sibling during a conversation on the basis that the abuser is older and therefore has the right? Does Islam allow someone who has been harmed […]

Dealing With Emotional Abuse from Parents

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: What is the guidance that Islam gives for a child suffering emotional abuse by their mother. How should one go about rectifying the feelings of insecurity, self pity and worthlessness as a result of being raised with constant emotional abuse. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the […]

How Do You Deal With an Overprotective Parent?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: How should a child respond to smothering and help return confidence to a mother who may have themselves been through an emotionally abusive relationship? Answer: Assalamu alaikum, I pray this message finds you and your family well. This is a difficult question and one that might require you and […]