Islam offers solutions. Solutions of situations varying from person to person. Given that what is convenient for one person might not be as convenient for the other person. The concept of consensus differs from sect to sect. The method of Ijma and Qayas is prevalent in Sunni Islam. The consensus reached by the first or first three generations of Muslims, which then breaks down in Ijmah-al-ummah (consensus reached by the community) and Ijmah-al-aiymah (consensus reached by the ulemah).

The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) follows the principle of Ijmah-al-aiymah. It recently proposed a bill which says that the light beating of women by a man is acceptable in Islam. This bill received immense criticism in the country by prestigious organizations such as ‘The Punjab Commission’. And later on massive social media campaigns were carried out against the bill by people from every walk of life. There has been opposition to other laws too such as “coeducation, breastfeeding, ban on formula milk, use of contraception, criminalizing abortion after 120 days, barring women from labor-intensive work, and military combat.”

The ulemas of CII comprise of the ulemas who have been taught in the maddrassa system of education already prevalent in the country. The Madrassa system is influenced by the teachers who emphasize on rote learning of the Quran rather than focus on the meaning. This results in partial understanding of the sacred book which was meant to make humanity understand and implement those teachings according to the prevailing times. Hence, this failed education system gave us the religious leadership of ulemas who lack solid reasoning in terms of their proposed bills and who are forcing us move back to the period of Arab Jahilia. The lack of logic in proposing bills like these is already creating large gaps between the moderates and the religious people.

Islam is flexible enough to allow the hungry to eat the meat of the dead when there is no other option. The dead meat is considered haram in the normal circumstances whether it is of a human being or an animal. The same haram turns halal when the circumstances are different.

Similarly, when an in depth analogy of the religion is conducted, it is seen that there is a concept of self defense attached to violence towards woman. This opinion comes from the Lebanese Religious Authority Cleric Fadlallah, who states that women don't have to accept violence. Violence includes physical torture, such as damage of any part of the body and receiving a black eye by man. The fatwa even suggests that if you receive mental torture by men you have every right to defend yourself.

The fatwa has been broken down in to social violence which involves killing in the name of honor. The fatwa elaborates the economic violence involving refusal to take economic responsibilities by the man or pressurizing women to acquire dowry. Psychological violence involves threatening to divorce the wife and any other verbal or physical act which leads them towards mental instability. Educational violence involves forcing the women to not pursue their education by their guardian. And the violence at work involves not giving due share of effort to the female employees, such as raise in the pay.

The fatwa came as something really apt, both in terms of religion as well as in terms of humanity. Since it is mandatory for a human being to survive and God has even made the haram, halal where there is a matter of life and death.

In a society like Pakistan where women are already vulnerable and subject of violence, a rational approach towards religion must be adopted. Such that the already existing cases of violence towards women at the domestic level can be curbed.