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Islamic perspective on the legality of marital rape in the framework of maqasid al shariah

Mohd Nasri, Mohd Mukhlis and Awang Hamat, Mohd Afandi (2017) Islamic perspective on the legality of marital rape in the framework of maqasid al shariah. In: 6th International Conference on Islamic Jurisprudence ( ICIJ2017) : Good governance within the framework of maqasid al-shariah and wasatiyyah approach, 21-23 February 2017, International Islamic University Malaysia.

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The term “marital rape” is commonly used by politicians, human rights activists, and feminists to refer to a husband who forces sexual intercourse upon his wife without her consent. Since some NGOs have reported to the United Nations about the elimination of discrimination against women in Malaysia, they suggested to the government that marital rape must be considered as an offence in its penal code. Thus, this issue has become quite controversial amongst Muslims in Malaysia given that it is widely believed in Islamic law that rape cannot occur inside the institution of marriage. This paper, therefore, aims to clarify the concept of marital rape in Islam focusing primarily on the husband’s and wife’s rights to sexual intercourse within the framework of the maqāṣid al-sharī’ah. The information in this article has been obtained through secondary references, traditional literature on Islamic jurisprudence, exegesis of the Qur’an and hadith, as well as library research in order to attain its objectives. Based on the research findings, this study elucidates the spouses’ sexual rights from an Islamic perspective in accordance with the framework of the maqāṣid al-sharī’ah.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2148/73369
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marital rape; Marriage; Human rights; Maqāṣid al-sharī’ah, Sex; Intercourse
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Afandi Awang Hamat
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 13:48
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 15:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73369

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