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1.866 Naseeha

We provide a free and confidential peer to peer service to the Muslim youth by providing realistic and obtainable solutions according to the Islamic teachings

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OVERVIEW

The United Nations defines domestic abuse as “Any act of gender-based violence that results in physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts in public or private life.” According to a Statistics Canada report from 2010, “females” had more than double the risk of males of becoming a victim. These numbers include Muslims amongst other varied economic, religious and cultural groups. Research shows that domestic abuse towards a mother leads to a high risk of violence against their children.

THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE

Every family member in the household has rights and should live with respect and dignity for all. A relationship between husband and wife, parent and children and even home owners and pets need to be dealt with respect and should never be talked down to or physically abused. Islam values the time youth spend with their elders and showing respect.

  • THE ISSUE
  • EFFECTS
  • CASE STUDY

DOMESTIC ISSUES WHATS THE ISSUE:

Both men and women are victims of domestic abuse, with a larger proportion of victims being female. Occurrence rates in the Muslim community are similar to those in the broader Canadian population. Sadly, some Muslim men who abuse their wives and other family members sometimes cite Qur’anic verses such as the “chastisement verse’ (4:34) to support their actions. Muslim women and girls who grow up in such environments may feel isolated, believing that their communities will reject them should they seek help. They may also feel too afraid for either their safety or their families safety too get the assistance they require to escape abuse. Naseeha counsellors seek to empower callers who are victims of domestic abuse, and offering them a patient ear to discuss the situation and referrals to various Muslim and secular professionals and law enforcement.

Issues we help with?

PHYSICAL ABUSE

SEXUAL ABUSE

EMOTIONAL ABUSE

FINANCIAL ABUSE

ELDER ABUSE

CHILD ABUSE

DOMESTIC ISSUES WHATS THE ISSUE:

We take this issue very seriously and we encourage our callers to do the same. Our community lacks information because many victims are scared to report it. They feel vulnerable and alone, but this is far from the case. There are many organizations, including Naseeha, who stand by our callers making sure they get all the support needed in order to take the right steps in recovering. Islam opposes any types of oppression and discourages any form of abuse to any human beings including animals.

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USEFUL LINKS YOU MIND FIND USEFUL:

Women shelter

Interim Place has been providing shelter and support services for women in Peel Region who face violence for over 32 years. Since 1981 Interim Place has assisted well over 39,000 women and children over the years find safety, heal and build new lives free of abuse.

Helpguide

Helpguide was launched in 1999, inspired by our belief that Morgan’s tragedy could have been avoided if she had access to unbiased, reliable information that gave her a sense of hope and direction. Since then, this website has grown from a small local project to one of the world’s premier mental and emotional health websites.

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