Crazy, Stupid Love

Dear 1one4 Aunty,

I need advise on how to get a sister out of a loveless marriage. The husband maltreats and abuses all the time, but she insists that she loves him and that Allah hates divorce. She is opting to stick it out. She comes to school every now and again with over sized sunglasses to cover a black face or swollen eye. Some days she can't even make it to work. We are all teachers and she is an exceptional one and a good friend.

The sister says she doesn't want her children growing up in a broken home, that it affects a child's development and their overall psyche. I think that their psyche is already affected by constantly watching their mum being violently abused. I also fear that she might loose her life unceremoniously.

I need instances from Islam and Muslims to convince her to get away from an abusive husband and on how to make a good life for herself and her kids on her own. Salaam alaikum waramatulahi wabarakatu.

Very concerned sister,
Toyibbah

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