KARACHI  - Maulana Mufti Muhammad Naeem, Mohtamim Jamia Binoria- Al-Aalamia Karachi, expressing concern about the rising cases of domestic violence in the society has urged people to recall that the Holy Quran enjoins good treatment of women.

In a statement on Wednesday Maulana Naeem said, “Allah has enjoined upon men to treat their wives fairly, to the extent that a man is allowed to divorce her gracefully if their relationship becomes strained.” The senior scholar said the Muslims who are abusive to women actually slander Islam.

Maulana Naeem went on to state that, “Allah, as well as the Hadiths of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) clearly forbid violence against women. He also clarified a widely held misperception prevalent in a section of society about treatment towards women,members of the family and said Islam did not allow domestic violence and violence against women.

“Holy Prophet (SAWW) clearly forbids such acts,” reiterated the senior religious scholar.