The Sharia Observations on the Concept of Domestic Violence in Pakistani Laws


  • Iftkhar Ahmad International Islamic University Islamabad
  • Hafiz Abdur Rehman International Islamic University Islamabad
  • Hafiz atiq ur rehman


The women rights have been associated with domestic violence and it has become the core concern of the domestic violence prevention and protection acts that are passed and promulgated by the four provincial and federal governments respectively these acts with the name of “domestic violence (prevention and protection) acts”. The Domestic violence particularly against women as defined by these acts has been in discord between advocates of common laws and scholars of Islamic laws. The definition of “accused or defendant” is particularly conflictual in these acts and contradictory to the set criteria and defined laws of Islam. This article attempts to provide the preferable reviews of Muslim scholars, the analysis of the legal definition with the outlines of Islamic laws.