Violence Against Women in the Family

Violence against women is a global phenomenon that cuts across all cultures, religions, countries, and contexts. It stems from power differentials and gender discrimination. Regardless of the prevalence or causes, it is clear that violence against women can never be acceptable in Islamic teachings

The Qur’an repeatedly states that all people, regardless of gender, were created from the same soul and are equal in creation, equal in this life, and equal in the Hereafter. The concepts of tawhid (the oneness of God), taqwa (God consciousness), and humans as God’s khalifa (trustees) on earth mean that all believers are equal in the eyes of God, and are obedient to and serve only God and not one another. The Qur’an dictates love, compassion, beauty and goodness within marriages and families. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was reportedly never violent towards his wives or daughters, and resolved conflicts with graciousness. 

Policy Briefs

Policy Brief 1: Why Muslim Family Law Reform? Why Now?

‘Policy Brief 1: Why Muslim Family Law Reform? Why Now?’ outlines 10 fundamental facts to make the case for the reform of Muslim Family Laws, especially since resistance to reform is based on religious justifications. Many contemporary Muslim family laws continue to be based on classical fiqh rulings and outdated gender norms, and they reflect […]


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العنف ضد المرأة في المجتمعات العربية : الإشكاليات وآفاق التغيير في الفقه والقانون

يأتي هذا البحث نتاج عمل “مجموعة العنف ضد المرأة” التي شكّلتها حركة مساواة في أبريل 2021؛ و”مجموعة العنف ضد المرأة” هي واحدة من ثلاث مجموعات شُكِّلت تحت أنشطة عمل حملة “نحو قوانين أكثر عدالة للأسرة المسلمة” التي جرى إطلاقها في مايو 2020  استمر العمل على هذا المنتج البحثي لما يقرب من عام بين فريق بحثي […]


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