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Wife battering from an Islamic perspective and Malaysian legal provisions

Hussin, Nasimah and Wan Muhammad, Ramizah (2008) Wife battering from an Islamic perspective and Malaysian legal provisions. IIUM Law Journal, 16. pp. 203-221. ISSN 2289-7852 (O), 0128-2530 (P)

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Wife battering is a ground for divorce in the Malaysian Shariah Courts. Some husbands claim that it is their prerogative right to discipline their wives by corporal punishment based on their superficial understanding of the Qur’anic text 4:34 which seems to justify this argument. Some feminist organizations condemn this and allege that if physical assault is lawful in Islam, it leads to a woman’s persecution. This paper examines the issue of wife battering from both Islamic perspective and Malaysian legal provisions. It clarifies the misconception that exists regarding the above issue which is in fact, due to lack of understanding and prejudice against Islamic law.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1462/45146
Uncontrolled Keywords: wife battering, Islamic perspectives, Malaysia
Subjects: 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 Islamic Law
Depositing User: Dr. Ramizah Wan Muhammad
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 11:20
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 11:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45146

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