Islamic Perspectives on Domestic Violence

· February 19, 2021

Completing This Course Will Help You

  • Explain what domestic violence and abuse is and identify who is at risk.
  • Identify the characteristics of the abuser and the victim
  • Describe the physical, psychological and emotional effects of domestic abuse and violence on adults, young people and children at risk.
  • Be able to describe the cycle of abuse.
  • Understand the meaning of the key Quranic concepts of marital and family life
  • Know how to respond appropriately to children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Describe best practices for supporting those experiencing domestic violence.

Course Description

Domestic violence is often overlooked because it is largely invisible – played out behind closed doors, a social taboo that is rarely talked about. This needs to stop and awareness, education and intervention at the earliest stages, are the most effective way to tackle the problem. This course will give you a clear understanding of what domestic violence and abuse are, who is most at risk, and how to help both adult and child victims.

Course Instructor

Dr Mohamad Rajabally

Instructor Bio

Dr Mohamad Rajabally is a practising dentist in Fremont, California. He was a former president of Fremont’s Islamic Society of East Bay and also a former executive board member of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He is a co-founder and former president of NISA, North-American Islamic Shelter for the Abused, a haven for battered women in 2002. He has been advocating against domestic violence for more than 20 years.

Who Is The Course For

This course is for anyone who wants to increase their awareness of the issues raised by domestic violence and the Islamic perspective in finding solutions and creating postive change.

The course will be especially useful to those currently working (or who would like to work) with vulnerable individuals. Imams, community leaders and academic researchers will find it particularly helpful.

Skill Level

Introductory – No previous knowledge or professional experience required


4 weeks (2 to 3 hrs of effort each week)

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Free for Changemaker Members

Course Includes

  • 3 Modules
  • 19 Lessons