2. Below, I share a response from someone who read that sexual abuse by a Qur’an teacher post of mine and allowed me to share their experience as well. I shared another individual’s story in another blog post before this – it can be read here.
My friend sent me your blog because of my experience. I wanted to share with you that I also was molested by my Quran teacher but it wasn’t at school but at my home. Reading your blog just made me go back into time to things I haven’t thought about in ages. I have blocked out that part of my life and I just see flashes of that time but I don’t remember how long it lasted. I did end up telling my parents and they stopped it but they never spoke to me about what happened and to this day, they have not acknowledged anything. I can tell you one thing that even though it didn’t last for very long (I think) I was deeply affected by it. I haven’t been able to have a relationship and no physical contact with any man and now I am 29 years old. Although, now I have finally accepted that this is something I have to get over and I am trying really hard to allow someone to be close to me.
I do think that my religious beliefs have also changed and I have a really hard time trusting authority. I wanted to thank you for sharing this blog and I truly feel sorry for the girls that had to go through this for years and not being able to tell anyone. Knowing that other girls have gone through this makes me feel sad but also comforted that I wasn’t the only one.