I have a very difficult situation I’ve been having for past several years regarding my older brother and his treatment of me, and I’m not sure what to do anymore about it in terms of coping or regarding Allahs will with handling it.

My brother is very abusive – incredibly mentally abusive and had been physically abusive with me for years but Alhamdulillah has not laid a hand on me in few months. I have great accumulated trauma because of him and I am incredibly scared of him. I cannot explain the amount of mental exhaustion I have been having to the point where it is affecting every minute of my life. I would also like to know what I can take out of the situation, because he is somone who prays right on time, always reads Quran and listens to latmyat and cries over Imam Husain (A.S), but when he is home treats me and my little sister with the worst treatment I have ever experienced.

I would like to know, how can I deal with this in the way that Allah approves of? What duas or Amaal can I do to help with this? Any feedback can help.

Some people think that religion is prayer, fasting, and weeping for Imam Al-Hussein, peace be upon him, so they do all of this, but on the other hand, they oppress others, and mistreat them, and they do not know that this makes their good deeds worthless, and that their reward goes to the oppressed, and they will come on the Day of Resurrection and find their book devoid of good deeds, full of bad deeds, so one of them will be surprised and say, “O Lord, I have worked and worked and worshiped you sincerely.” So why do I find my book full of bad deeds?
He is told: It is true that you did good deeds, but you wronged people and eroded their rights, so your good deeds went to them, and their bad deeds were placed on you, then he will be commanded to the fire.

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