This Article is deemed to expose the Reality of the Non-Islāmic Nature of Abuse, via any & all Manifestations/Forms. The Focus of this Article, however, is actually Domestic-Abuse & how/why Muslims particularly, whom still either pretend that it doesn’t exists amongst us, or whom still attempt to justify it.
1. What is Abuse?
A Corrupt-Practice/Custom; Improper/Excessive-Treatment; Language that condemns or vilifies (usually/almost always unjustly), intemperately and angrily; Physical-Maltreatment; a Deceitful-Act.(Merriam-Webster)
Abuse is akin to the Word azh-Zhulm/Oppression.
2. What is Oppression?
Unjust/Cruel-Exercise of Authority/Power; a Sense of being weighed-down in: Spirit, Mind/Heart, Body, etc.(Merriam-Webster)
Darkness, Ignorance, Arrogance: violating the Boundaries/Rights which Allah has set forth to be respected/observed.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.18, V.1-6/V.32-42; an-Nawawī; Lisān-ul-`Arab: Lexicon of the Arabic-Language)
3. Who’s an Abuser/Abused?
An Abuser can be anyone, with the Capability/Potential to commit Abuse. An Abused-Person can be anyone, who doesn’t possess the Capacity/Potential, Willingness, etc. to resist Abuse.
4. How/why does Abuse begin?
There’s no Direct/Explicit-Answer: what’s True/Honest is that Abuse, almost always, never has 1-Cause only but Several/Many-Causes.
5. What are the Types of Abuse?
Holistically, any/all Manifestations of Abuse fall under the Following-Categories*:
b. Psycho-Emotional Abuse
(*The Violation of Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs…See: Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs)
- Revelatory-Texts which’re misunderstood/misinterpreted, manipulated, etc. to attempt to justify Abuse (Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.4, V.34):
- Revelatory-Texts which affirm/confirm the Islāmic-Prohibition of Abuse:
Now, in spite of the Fact that these Texts clearly indicate the Prohibitory-Nature of Abuse, it still occurs amongst us. The Question is how/why.
There’s Several-Reasons as per how/why this is the Case:
a. Denial of the Reality that one is an Abuser.
b. Refusal to recognize/accept that Abuse affects the Abuse just as much as the Abused.
c. Deflection of the Pain endured by the Abuse via Abuse.
c. Blame of Abuse upon the Abused, instead of upon the Abuser.
Moment of Abuse-Truth:
1. When’s the Last-Time you were confronted with someone whom you know facing Domestic-Abuse?
2. When’s the Last-Time, if ever, that Domestic-Abuse affected you personally?
3. When’s the Last-Time that you actually helped any Person dealing with Domestic-Abuse?
4. When’s the Last-Time that you gave someone a Pass for committing Domestic-Abuse, because you’re Friends with that Person or were too afraid to confront them about it?
5. When’s the Last-Time which you’ve actually, honestly, even care about the Issue of Domestic-Abuse?
1441, A.H./2019, C.E.