Azizah al-Hibri, Esq.
Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Esq. is a professor of law at the T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. She is the founding editor of Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and founder of Karamah. A Fulbright Scholar, Professor al-Hibri has written extensively on issues of Islam and democracy, Muslim women's rights, and human rights in Islam...
An Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence
Al-Hibri presents a holistic analysis of the "Chastisement Verse" (4:34), grounded on the Qur'an's egalitarian and harmonious vision of gender relations. Invoking the core principle of Islamic monotheism, tawhid, and the principles of diversity and harmony evident in the Qur'an, al-Hibri describes a Qur'anic worldview in which God's will is supreme and arbitrary hierarchies among men and women are denounced.