Bad Boys and Forced Marriages
She used to zone out a lot, looking lost in deep troubling thoughts. I once decided to ask her if everything was okay. I don't know why people chose to open up to me, but they did. Maybe I just gave off a trustworthy vibe, which I liked to think I was. This girl was no exception and before I knew it, I felt helpless to someone's suffering. I can never forget the haunting eyes that stared back at me that day, followed by a story which baffles me and makes my heart break at the same time.
"If I tell you, you can't tell anyone," she whispered.
"Okay, I won't. Don't worry," I replied.
"Well, I got married last year. Everything started great but then he started going a little crazy. He has really bad temper. He did before marriage too but I thought he could get better. I gave him so many chances. But you know what he does in return?" She pulled up her sleeves to show her bruised wrists. "I'm getting a divorce now. He says he loves me and I believe him, but my dad found out about what he does. He says I have to get a divorce even if it means I'll never be able to marry again."
This book is a compilation of short stories which will be based on TRUE stories of what real people suffer on a daily basis. Stories of abuse, pressure and forced marriages.
I aim to raise awareness of seriously troubling issues in society which are now being romanticised. I will also combine this with the views on such issues held in Islam. This means clear distinction between what's permissible and impermissible, where possible. Also, I will put forth the advice given to us through the Qur'an, Sunnah and scholars on such sensitive problems.
Warning: If you love clichés and will be offended by this book (though it only shows the impact of forced marriages/pressure and 'bad boys' in real life) then I suggest you do not click 'read'.