With the recent turn of events, the Muslim community has been highlighted for enforcing domestic abuse upon women in the community. Thus, we must note women from many cultures, religions, and ethnic backgrounds are impacted by domestic abuse. According to preliminary study, 10% of Muslims either currently encounter or have experienced physical assault. All forms of oppression and injustice are forbidden in Islam (Qur’an 5:8, 4:135, 42:42–43). Most Muslim academics concur that Islam forbids abuse in any form.
Islam expects its adherents to speak out against injustice and take all necessary steps to put an end to all types of oppression (5:8; 42:42-43). The Qur’an warns those who are oppressed that if they are unable to put an end to their oppression, God’s earth will is big enough for them to locate a place where they may be free from oppression (4:97).
Allah forbids oppression in all its manifestations. The Qur’an makes it plain that divorce is permissible and gives guidelines for how it should be done fairly. Islam asserts that while God detests divorce, he has not forbidden it. On the other hand, the Qur’an expressly forbids oppression and injustice. Divorce is described as a peaceful resolution in the Qur’an (2:227–242; 4:19–21; 65:1–8). Because the Prophet Muhammad wed a divorced woman, divorce is seen as acceptable in the Muslim world. There are many services available to the women in need who are going through domestic violence. Call 800.799.SAFE (7233).