Violence Against Women

“Domestic Violence: Islamic Perspective” by Zainab Alwani

By: Zainab Alwani Islam, as the final message from God to humankind, came to light in a brutal and cruel environment. Violence was a common practice in Arabia and around the world at that time. The weak and needy, orphans and widows, and slaves and servants had no defined rights in such a world. Islam …

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Religion-Based Claim in Abuse Case Wisely Pierced by Appeals Court

By: Abed Awad, Esq. The three-judge panel held on July 23 in S.D. v. M.J.R , A-6107-08, that the defendant’s nonconsensual sexual intercourse with his wife was “unquestionably knowing, regardless of his view that his religion permitted him to act as he did.” The ruling is a good first step toward undoing a misperception that …

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Who Says Shari’a Demands the Stoning of Women? A Description of Islamic Law and Constitutionalism

By: Asifa Quraishi-Landes “I titled this presentation “Who Says Shari’a Demands the Stoning of Women?” And I mean the “who says” in a couple of different ways. First, quite literally: “Who says?” “Who says that?” I think it’s pretty easy to think about the question and say, well, it’s in the news. In the news, …

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Female Genital Mutilation: An Islamic Perspective

By: Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad “A war is raging, with extremists on both sides, over the issue of circumcision. On one side are fanatic secularists whose antipathy to religion has induced them to engage in a crusade against all forms of circumcision, including male circumcision, as a form of child abuse. On the other side are ignorant …

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An Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence

By: Azizah al-Hibri, Esq. 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 …

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Her Honor: An Islamic Critique of the Rape Laws of Pakistan from a Woman-Sensitive Perspective

By: Asifa Quraishi-Landes “I remember as a child having to describe Pakistan as that small country next to India. I haven’t used that description in a long time. By now, Americans have heard of Pakistan, and the reference is no longer exotic. Instead, the name conjures up confused images of women and non-Muslims in a …

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Patriarchal Customs, Not Shariah Law

By: Nevine Abdullah “On August 16, 2010, The New York Times reported that the Taliban, in Afghanistan, ordered their first public executions by stoning since their fall from power. They stoned a young couple who had eloped. The punishment was carried out by hundreds of the victims’ neighbors in a village in northern Kunduz Province. …

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Debunking the Myth that Islam Requires FGM

By Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Ghada Ghazal, and Aljawharah Alassaf KARAMAH February 2018 PAPER ABSTRACT In the case of female khitan (FGM), proponents of this practice rely on (a) a single verse in the Qur’an and (b) a number of hadiths attributed to Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).  This study will show that the cited Qur’anic verse is inapplicable to the issue …

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