Recognizing Signs of Abuse

getimageYou may be in an abusive relationship if your partner:

  • Regularly finds fault with you and makes; you feel guilty
  • Calls you names that hurt your feelings
  • Refuses to let you have friends or prevents you from seeing your family
  • Intimidates you by using looks, gestures, or actions such as displaying weapons or smashing things
  • Threatens to leave you, hurt you, or commit suicide
  • Prevents you from knowing about or having access to money
  • Threatens to take your children away and/or says things to turn your children against you
  • Beats, pushes, slaps or chokes you
  • Forces you to engage in unwanted sexual behavior

Once you recognize the abuse, know that you are not to blame and you are not alone. No one deserves to be abused. This is not just the law in America, but it is the Law of Islam.