Did you know that 1 in 3 women around the world is a victim of domestic violence? Among female victims of murder, 38% are killed by their own husbands. And this is just the tip of the ice burg.

This tragedy is as prevalent in the Muslim community as in every other, and even though former research has shown that religion does not escalate intimate partner violence (IPV), every so often the media takes advantage of the former.

As part of my Masters thesis with the Islamic Online University, I am doing a research on ‘Domestic violence in the Canadian Muslim Community, abuser’s religiosity and the role of the local Imams’. This is an important step towards understanding to what extent interpretation of religion affects domestic violence. It aims to understand whether visibly practicing Muslim men incline towards or against domestic violence that results in physical assault through partner-reported data: real-life testimonials of Muslim wives. It also aims to identify what role an Imam plays in case of domestic violence within his community and how they are responding to it .

As part of the study, we are collecting anonymous data from individuals as well as women centers across Canada. Participation is easy, a 5-minute anonymous online survey filled out by the Muslim female members. The survey does not collect any information that can identify the participant. The results are going to be significant for addressing the issue of domestic abuse in this particular community.

If you are a Canadian Muslim married or previously married woman, you can make a world of difference in this study. Please participate in this short anonymous survey and help us combat domestic violence in the Canadian Muslim community.


Please participate and share among your friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your contribution in helping understand abuser mentality and combating domestic violence among the Canadian Muslim community.

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