Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Removing the Silence on Domestic Violence


I saw this today after I heard Sheikh Hamza Yusuf on NPR speaking about the recent beheading of the wife of the founder of Muslim TV station Bridges TV. The sermon itself is nothing new to be heard in Islam however, domestic violence in Muslim societies are plagued by cultural baggage and backward traditions that sometimes masks themselves as "Islam."

Sheikh Hamza's talk on NPR breaks it down fairly well in terms of cultures that will avoid "shame" by any means necessary, which is a dangerous and destructive behavior.

The dialogue is ongoing and needs to keep rolling.

3 comments:

FSF_Osmond said...

This is a great video. I learned a lot.

Aminah said...

More people need to see this

Abu Hamza said...

His Arabic is excellent.