No need to look so shocked.
It happen’s, even in the muslim community. Even if you try to pretend it doesn’t.
I came across an organisation, Noor, which is trying to tackle this very issue. Taken from their FB page:
Nour is an organisation which aims to tackle the silent, yet prevalent socail issue of domestic violence (DV) in the Muslim community by using Islamic literature from both the Qur’an and the Prophetic teachings as a platform to refute and condemn DV. Our objectives as an organisation are to open the lines of communication and facilitate the access between indiviuals and our team of Islamic/health/legal advisors, so that victims may receive counselling and advice which is sensitive to their faith.
We endeavour to eliminate the complacent attitude towards DV in Muslim communities by education, creating awareness and campaigning against DV via seminars, community talks and workshops. Our final phase is to provide an aftercare package for the DV survivors and their children to include social and psychological support.
Our philanthropic motivation and ambition for the outreach to victims of DV is rooted within the teachings of Islam, but Nour will be accessible for all and there will be no racial, religious or gender discrimination of DV victims. We hope that the culmination of the services that Nour provides will be a source of strength, support and solace for the survivors of DV.
Now every charity needs support and they have introduced a new campaign ‘A drop in the Ocean’. By simply donating Â£1 a month you can help support this worthwhile charity.
Disclaimer: I was not asked to do this post by the charity, but it is something I feel strongly about so felt I should do a post.