In their wonderful and enlightening video series with Professor Mohamad Abdalla, One Path Network have produced a timely reminder on what Islam says about domestic violence. Professor Mohamad Abdalla provides a powerful response against domestic violence in Islam, he says “The Quran sums up the relationship between husband and wife in a verse that beautifully summarises this relationship where it says “They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them”. Meaning they protect you and you protect them. From this type of verse and many other verses, the Quranic paradigm shows marriage as a means of tranquility, portection, encouragement, peace, kindness, comfort, justice, mercy and love. And in this context there is no room of violence against women. The Quran indicates that marriage is a sharing between two halves of society and that its objective besides increasing human life are emotional wellbeing and spiritual harmony. There is an entire chapter in the Quran that is exclusively titled ‘Women’.” To live in absolute kindness with one’s spouse is a dictate directly coming from God himself in the Quran.
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December 31, 2017