Proceedings of the International Conference on Qur'an and Hadith Studies (ICQHS 2017)

Q. 4:34 AND DISCIPLINING A WIFE: MODERN INDONESIAN MUSLIM SCHOLARS' INTERPRETATIONS OF THE QUR'AN

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Yusuf Rahman
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Yusuf Rahman
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icqhs-17.2018.25How to use a DOI?
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Qiwamah, domestic violence, wife beating, wa 'dribuhunna, patriarchal and hierarchical worldview, egalitarian worldview
Abstract

Q. 4:34 is regarded by some scholars as one of the most controversial verses in the Qur'an. This verse can be divided into two parts: the first part deals with the qiwamah "guardianship" of males and the second part with the beating (darb) of the disobedient wives (nashiz). This last part is usually considered as the main cause of domestic violence or intimate partner violence in Muslim societies. (Ibrahim & Abdalla, 2010) Ayesha Chaudhry (Chaudhry, 2013) has comprehensively compared the classical and medieval interpretations of Q. 4:34, which, according to her, were influenced by the patriarchal and hierarchical worldview, with the modern responses. The latter then is divided into four responses: the traditionalists, the neo-traditionalists, the progressives, and the reformists. This paper focuses on the interpretations of Indonesian Muslim scholars to see whether they are supporting the hierarchical worldview or the egalitarian one; belonging to the traditionalist and neo-traditionalist interpretations or the progressive and the reformist responses.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Qur'an and Hadith Studies (ICQHS 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2017
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978-94-6252-456-9
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icqhs-17.2018.25How to use a DOI?
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© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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