Response to: Domestic Violence in Islam

by Saif min Suyufillah

There is actually no need to go for the discussions in unauthentic sources,if there is clear statement in 2 of the authentic Islamic sources.

It was narrated that:Sulaiman bin Amr bin Ahwas said:

“My father told me that he was present on the Farewell pilgrimage with the Messenger of Allah. He praised and glorified Allah, and reminder and exhorted (the people). The he said: ‘I enjoin good treatment of women, for they are prisoners with you, and you have no right to treat them otherwise, unless they commit clear indecency. If they do that, then forsake them in their beds and hit them, but without causing injury or leaving a mark if they obey you, then do not seek means of annoyance against them. You have rights over your women and you women have rights over you. Your rights over you women are that they are not to allow anyone whom you dislike on treat on your bedding (furniture), not allow anyone whom you dislike to enter your houses. And their right over you are that should treat them kindly with regard to their clothing and food.’ ” (Ibn e Majah 9:1924 graded as Sahih)

What would you do if your wife sleeps with your neighbor?Jump to beat her or follow these steps?

Secondly,you should know what is physical abuse or domestic violence.

Signs and symptoms of physical abuse

  • Cuts
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Grip marks
  • Black eyes
  • Unusual pattern or location of injury

Possible Indicators of Physical Abuse

  • Multiple bruising
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Bed sores
  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Assault (can be intentional or reckless)

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Same is the reply for all such discussion in these following posts as well.


More background information and context to the verse: