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Podcast: Do Muslim Women’s Shelters Ruin Families?

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How many Muslim women actually experience domestic violence? Do Muslim women’s shelters ruin families? What about keeping Muslim families intact?

In this episode of the MuslimMatters Podcast, Zainab bint Younus and Yasmine Youssef of NisaHomes tackle these tough questions, and more. What can Muslims do to proactively prevent or reduce tragedies like the murder of three generations of Muslim women in Texas? Domestic violence remains a painfully relevant topic for the Muslim community, and one that cannot continue to be ignored or dismissed. More than ever, it is necessary to address domestic violence from within an Islamic paradigm, drawing upon our own rich tradition of justice and preservation of life and safety.

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Yasmine Youssef is program director at NisaHomes – an organization that provides safe shelters to Muslim women who are escaping from domestic violence, homelessness, and other unsafe situations.

 

Related articles:

 – [Khutbah] Domestic Violence and the Rights We Owe People by Shaykh Yaser Birjas

– The End to Hitting Women: Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence | Imam Abdullah Hasan

The End to Hitting Women: Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence | Imam Abdullah Hasan

– Unspoken for: The Unheard Victims of Domestic Violence Part 1

Unspoken for: The Unheard Victims of Domestic Violence Part 1

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Zainab bint Younus (AnonyMouse) is a Canadian Muslim woman who writes on Muslim women's issues, gender related injustice in the Muslim community, and Muslim women in Islamic history. She holds a diploma in Islamic Studies from Arees University, a diploma in History of Female Scholarship from Cambridge Islamic College, and has spent the last fifteen years involved in grassroots da'wah. She was also an original founder of MuslimMatters.org.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Truth

    June 15, 2022 at 9:04 AM

    There is just as much domestic violence against men, yet no shelters for male victims. If a man as much as pushes a female abuser away in self defence, the police will come and arrest him. I don’t even want to begin on false cases of domestic violence.

  2. A Husband

    June 15, 2022 at 12:45 PM

    Not a single article on this website about the physical and psychological abuse men face in marriages, how they are constantly threatened with false cases, and how wives force husbands to spend beyond their means. 75% suicides are men, most are married men.

  3. Zainab bint Younus

    June 15, 2022 at 3:45 PM

    Feel free to write and submit your own article on the topic. MuslimMatters welcomes guest posts.

  4. Zainab bint Younus

    June 15, 2022 at 3:47 PM

    You’re welcome to suggest a resource to discuss DV against men.

  5. A Husband

    June 16, 2022 at 3:17 PM

    Ok. Thanks.

  6. Sister Susan

    June 21, 2022 at 10:39 PM

    Great substantive article, ma sha Allah. I don’t like the provocative title though!…

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