n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Islam and domestic violence against women : collusion and collision

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



The primary objective of this article is to engage in an analysis of Islamic gender ideology and its implications for violence against women. This paper argues that the ideological tenets embedded in a patriarchal understanding of Islam foster a mode of gender relations and mores which implicitly and explicitly legitimate violence against women. It highlights the fact that Islam is not monolithic and presents alternative Islamic interpretations of gender ideology.

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