I am a 21 year old Egyptian woman, and I need help very badly. I found the man that I want to spend the rest of my life with, but I fear that my father won’t allow me to marry him because my father told me that he will choose my husband and I don’t have a say in the matter. My father is an extremely cruel man. I want to be honest and tell you that my father has been molesting me since I was 9 years old, and he continued for many years. He has beaten my very severely and caused scaring on my face. He even would drug me as a child so I would sleep for 12 hours a day, and I later found out from my doctor that the drug he was giving me wasn’t necessary. When I last visited my family, my father touch my private area while I was sleeping. I even know that my father has used prositutes and had an affair with our maid. I fear my father more than anything, but I want to marry this man I mentioned. This man I met is the kindest, most selfless, more honest person I have ever known. He knows all about the abuse my father put me through and he supports me more than anyone. He constantly supports me to be a good muslim. I was very suicidal, but this man changed my thinking and now I want to live and be the best muslim possible. My father wont let me wear a veil or abaya, but this man will. I want to marry this man more than anything, but my fear of my father is overwhelming me. What can I do if my father doesn’t allow me to marry this man? What can me and this man do to convince my father? If my father doesn’t permit me to marry this kind muslim man, what should I do? Please help me. I know that I will be happy with the man that I love, but I fear that my father will stop me because he always tries to make my life as miserable as possible. I have to go back home to visit my parents for 3 months, and I know in my heart that my father will try to molest me again. I don’t want to go back home, I just want to marry the man that has helped me so much, and for us to be happy together. Trust me when I say that I will never find a man who loves, adores, and respects me like this man does. Please help me my brothers and sisters.