Introduction to Spiritual Abuse

Introduction to Spiritual Abuse

What is Spiritual Abuse?

Spiritual abuse is using religion to manipulate, control and bully through the guise of religion, religious principles or claims to spirituality. This includes using religion for personal gain, such as sexual or financial.

A lot of people can have negative interactions with teachers – ignoring salaams, not smiling and overall seeming distant and stand offish. This is not spiritual abuse.

Below are some useful resources we have produced to help the Muslim community gain a better understanding of spiritual abuse: