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Crime against maids: an evaluation of Shariah and civil law punishment

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Amuda, Yusuff Jelili (2011) Crime against maids: an evaluation of Shariah and civil law punishment. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2 (7). pp. 89-102. ISSN 1923-6662 (O), 1923-6654 (P)

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It is undeniable facts that many maids whom have been abused sexually, physically, mentally, and psychologically by their employers or employer’s family or relative. Therefore, this study examines how Shari’ah punishment can be applied as a deterrent punishment and lesson to others. It is individual rights to work as employee based on his or her class, status, and educational career. Shari’ah is the only law that gives all rights to human being regardless of his or her status, gender, tribe, and religion. The study will apply quantitative and qualitative methods for the analysis. Questionnaire and interviewed would be conducted on subject matter in order to discover undocumented facts. The sample would be conducted in certain universities such as UPSI, IIUM, and UKM in Malaysia. This survey or data will be sampled as an empirical evidence and proof that many maids were sexually abused while some were inflicted with injuries. Globally, maids’ abuse is very serious and complex and it needs deterrent punishment to reduce high percentage of criminal against maids. The study also aims to discover the effectiveness of the Shari’ah to serve as best law to secure maids rights and protect them in working places. Finally, useful solution to outstanding problem and suggestions would be suggested in the findings.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1519/17817
Uncontrolled Keywords: maid, abuse, Shariah, punishment, hudud, qisas
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 15:31
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 09:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17817

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