Childhood Sexual Abuse

Childhood Sexual AbuseCategory: ReligionChildhood Sexual Abuse
Laila asked 3 years ago

Asa, I’m an 18 year old female who was sexually abused at the ages of 9 till 11 by my half-brother who was 15 at the time. I have been suffering from mental health issues since I was 13 related to this abuse and have been afraid to tell anyone about what happened. I don’t want to tell the police because it will ruin my family and I am unsure on how they will react to it. I sometimes think that it was my fault that he did it to me and with no father figure to protect me, my brother should have been the one to look after me but he did the complete opposite. So I was wondering from an Islamic point of view what I should do or if i can do anything without involving the police.