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The Abuse of Forgiveness: Manipulation and Harm in the Name of Emotional Healing

Umm Zakiyyah

"You should forgive," survivors of abuse and wrongdoing are constantly told. "Otherwise you'll live with angry, bitter hearts for the rest of your lives."

In this eye-opening book about forgiveness and emotional trauma, Umm Zakiyyah, internationally acclaimed author of Reverencing the Wombs That Broke You, shares the painful lessons she learned about forced forgiveness during her own healing journey. As she sought answers to how to deal with depression, suicidality, and emotional triggers, she was consistently told that forgiveness was the only path to healing. Eventually, the topic of forgiveness itself incited anxiety and emotional triggers. This painful experience inspired a spiritual journey that revealed to her the difference between true forgiveness and forced forgiveness. She also learned that pushing forgiveness as the price of emotional healing can be a form of manipulation, harm, and abuse itself.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Al-Walaa Publications
  • Publish Date: Jul 18th, 2017
  • Pages: 114
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.27in - 0.39lb
  • EAN: 9781942985136
  • Categories: AbuseHealing - GeneralSpirituality

About the Author

Zakiyyah, Umm: - Umm Zakiyyah is the bestselling author of the novels If I Should Speak trilogy, Muslim Girl, and His Other Wife; and the self-help book for religious survivors of abuse Reverencing the Wombs That Broke You. She writes about the interfaith struggles of Muslims and Christians and the intercultural, spiritual, and moral struggles of Muslims in America. Her work has earned praise from writers, professors, and filmmakers and has been translated into multiple languages. Umm Zakiyyah holds a BA in elementary education and an MA in English language learning. She studied Arabic, Qur'an, Islamic sciences, 'aqeedah, and tafseer in America, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia for more than fifteen years. She currently teaches tajweed (rules of reciting Qur'an) and tafseer in Baltimore, Maryland.
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