Islam forbids domestic violence: Mufti Naeem

Karachi: Maulana Mufti Muhammad Naeem, Mohtamim Jamia Binoria Al Aalamia Karachi, while expressing concern about the rising cases of domestic violence in society, implores people to recall that the Holy Quran enjoins good treatment of women.

In a statement here Tuesday, Maulana Naeem said, “Allah has enjoined upon men to treat their wives fairly, to the extent that a man is allowed to leave his wife or divorce her gracefully if their relationship becomes strained.”

Maulana Naeem narrated the following event from the annals of Islamic history: “A man came to the Holy Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him and asked him who, among the people, was the best of men. The Prophet P.B.U.H replied that the best among men is he who is the best mannered and he who is good towards his family and children.”

Maulana Naeem went on to state that, “Holy Quran, as well as the hadiths of Holy Prophet P.B.U.H clearly forbid violence against women.”

He said that Islam did not allow domestic violence and violence against women. “Holy Prophet P.B.U.H clearly forbids such acts,” he said.