TRIGGER WARNING This article or section contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. Up until a few years ago, Jian Ghomeshi was known to many Canadians as a singer, musician and radio broadcaster. In 2014, he gained notoriety for a much more sinister reason….Read More
On Tues., Aug. 16, 2011 Nazish Noorani was shot and killed while on an afternoon stroll in the suburbs of Boonton, NJ. Nearly three and a half years after her death, a jury has found her husband, Kashif Parvaiz, guilty of her murder. Finally. Not that you’d know this if you’ve been…Read More
In retrospect, it wasn’t that unusual of an event but would be one that finally broke the silence surrounding violence against women in the world’s second largest country.
On December 16, a 23-year-old medical student travelling with a male companion on a bus in New Delhi was beaten and gang raped by a group of 6 men for over an hour as the bus traveled across the city. When they were done, they threw her from the bus onto the road leaving her in critical condition.
The spirit and the letter of Islamic law prohibit acts of relationship violence. Are we willing to hold our brothers, fathers, and sons accountable for domestic violence at work, at home, and at the mosque?Read More
Following the brutal murder of Aasiya Zubair, renewed attention has been paid to the position of Islam on domestic violence. In response, here is a sermon by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, recorded on February 20, 2009 in San Jose, California.Read More