ظاهرة العنف الأسري وأثرها على تدهور التماسك الاجتماعي (دراسة وصفية في ضوء مبادئ الإسلام والقانون الباكستاني الحالي)
The Phenomenon of Domestic Violence & Its Impact on the Deterioration of Social Cohesion (A Descriptive Study in the Light of the Principles of Islam & the Current Law of Pakistan)

Dr Muhammad Nawaz *
Assistant Professor, Department of Translation & Interpretation, International Islamic University, Islamabad.

Prof. Dr Muhammad Arshad **
Professor of Islamic Studies/Principal Government Graduate College, Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan.

Abstract

It is an incontestable fact that Islam emphasizes the importance of family integration and forbids entire acts that harm the significant integration of the family. Domestic violence is considered one of the harmful acts which affect on family environment in a deteriorating manner, it creates domestic conflicts which lead to the break-up of families. On the other hand, many efforts are being made for enacting laws and legislation in various countries. As for the efforts of Pakistan are concerned, many severe and extensive steps, initiatives and measures are being taken at the government level against the heinous and dreadful crime of domestic violence. This study explains the concept of domestic violence, and its types by focusing on the motives existing behind the exercise of domestic violence. This study also investigates the effects of domestic violence on family and community as it creates many physical and emotional problems like depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and phobia etc. It highlights Islam’s teachings which contribute to finding solutions for protecting families from destruction and disintegration. Additionally, this study identifies to what extent extensive steps and wide-ranging measures are being taken against domestic violence which is exercised at different levels in various countries. A descriptive study has been carried out from the perspective of Islamic principles derived from the teachings of Islam and the current laws of Pakistan to prevent the people from domestic violence which is considered one of the heinous crimes prevailing in human society. This study ends with some findings and recommendations to get rid of the phenomenon of domestic violence to prevent families from destruction and disintegration by making efforts for creating social cohesion in human society.

Keywords

Domestic Violence, Effects, Social Cohesion, Islamic Principles, Laws, Pakistan

Al-Wifaq

Vol 5

Issue 1

January – June 2022

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