Eradicating Gender-Based Violence against Female-Intimate Partner in Pakistan: A Theoretical Framework from Islamic Philosophy

Authors

  • Muhammad Tahir Assistant Professor, Head, Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Riphah International University, near Hajj Complex, I-14, Islamabad 46000, Pakistan
  • Aayesha Rafiq Consultant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, GIFT University, Sialkot Bypass, Lohian Wala, Gujranwala, Punjab 52250, Pakistan
  • Musab Yousufi Assistant Professor, Riphah Institute of Public Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Riphah International University, near Hajj Complex, I-14, Islamabad 46000, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Kashif Sheikh Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Riphah International University, near Hajj Complex, I-14, Islamabad 46000, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0029

Keywords:

violence, female-intimate partner, Pakistan, Islamic philosophy

Abstract

Gender-based violence has been an enormous family and social issue in human history. Not a single country or nation is free from domestic violence and abuse against women. In particular, violence against female-intimate partner has become an endemic social issue at an alarming rate in Pakistan. Generally, it is regarded as a personal family matter and has become widely spread in the urban and rural areas of the country. Traditionally, women have to bear discrimination, subjugation, and violence in the daily routine that is grounded in the misuse of tribal traditions, social customs, and cultural norms. However, there is little focus on its assessment, intervention, prevention, and strategic solutions in the country. The present research tends to discuss violence issues relating to female-intimate partner in the Pakistani context. The findings identify that certain factors promote violence while Islamic philosophy suggests preventative measures and eradication strategies for violation and brutality against female-intimate partner. The study employs an analytical methodology using content analysis to review textual data of the Qur’an, Hadith, reports, and articles. The study approaches the issue differently from an Islamic theoretical framework and would be imperative for practical application in the protection and care of female-intimate partner in Pakistani society.

 

Received: 15 October 2020 / Accepted: 23 December 2020 / Published: 17 January 2021

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Published

2021-01-17

How to Cite

Tahir, M. ., Rafiq, A. ., Yousufi, M. ., & Sheikh, M. K. . (2021). Eradicating Gender-Based Violence against Female-Intimate Partner in Pakistan: A Theoretical Framework from Islamic Philosophy. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 10(1), 340. https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0029

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