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Violence against women

Violence against women spread in most of communities. Similarly, our country also faces numerous types of violence against women.

The story that I am going to convey is very instructive and worthy of attention. In immigration condition while living in Peshawar city of Pakistan I have face a family in my neighborhood whose daughter in law was suffering lots of cruelties.
The family had two daughters and one married son named Mr. Farid.Mr. Farid had his job in Kabul. He was visiting his family after each two months. During the time that he is away of home, his wife had to suffer lots of difficulties and obligated to do all the house chores as a labor.

One day Mr. Farid came to Pakistan to visit his family. He was pleased to spend his time with his family member. After spending a few moments, his mother expressed many complains against his wife. He got upset and began to misbehave his wife. His wife felt his changed attitude.

After a short time, he asked his mother to go to Bazaar with him. Both mother and son went to Bazaar.

His wife got sure that when they will back she will be badly beaten by her husband so she couldn’t tolerate such a bad condition of her life and attempted to burn herself. During this time Mr. Farid’s sister shouted. I heard the noises so I came to their house and saw the terrible condition of Mr. Farid ’s wife that she was about to be burn. I prevented her from burning and rescued her life.

When Mr. Farid and his mother came to house, I advised both for about three hours. Since I was educated, I explained them Islamic Rights of Women, Importance of women and what will be the punishment of those who are women‘s rights violators.
Both Mr. Farid and his mother felt guilty and noticed their faults. They both decided to behave her well and concentrate on her rights and demands. Finally, they promised to provide her by all comforts of life.

Through saving Mr. Faird‘s wife actually I have saved the lives of the whole family. Thus I feel much proud of my spiritual contribution.

By mentioning this story, I want to convey the following points.

1. It is important for each mother to behave their daughter-in-laws as daughter of the family and bless her by rights and humanity.
2. Doing favor to the mankind has lots of worth according to Islam. As it is mentioned in Holy Quran that if you do favor to an individual, it means you have done favor to the whole mankind. Likewise, if you saved the life of one person, it indicates that you rescued thousand of people.
3. Centralize on guidance of people. It is possible to provide a family spiritual support by guiding a family member and as well through guidance of a family; the whole society will be guided.


Dear Nazifa,

Thank you for sharing the story of this woman in your community as well as your response to the crisis. You are a true leader in your community and setting such a powerful example for both men and women around you. By taking a stand against violence and working with the family of a violent situation to teach them human rights issues, you are making a huge impact on their lives, as well as the well-being of your community. If everyone can replicate your solutions and work to educate those in their immediate communities, we can work to end the cycles of violence and work towards creating peaceful and respectful environments where every human being is treated equally.

Nazifa, how did you learn these practices and what inspires you to teach others in your community? Did you have a role model growing up who instilled these values in you, did you learn them from your studies, or do you act out of reaction from a violent situation in your past?

I so enjoyed reading your journal, and I re-posted it in our group Ending Gender Based Violence so that the members of this group who are also activists for ending violence against women, can respond to your insightful journal. I hope you don't mind ;)

In friendship,

Online Community Manager
World Pulse

JaniceW's picture


Thank you for sharing this beautiful story illustrating the power of humanity. How much better the world will be if we all speak out when we see injustice. Let us come together to unite against gender violence and abuse, and use our voices as instruments of power in the fight for women's rights.

With deep respect,

Kario's picture

It makes me wonder in how

It makes me wonder in how many homes this happens every day. All it takes is one person to pay attention and care and educate the victims and perpetrators and I am so pleased you did this. Please know that your efforts are appreciated around the world!

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