The Ways Out of the Moral Damage Women Suffer in Divorce based on Quranic Teachings

Document Type : Scholary


1 Department of Islamic Knowledge, Faculty of Theology and Religions, University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Quranic Sciences, Quran Miracle Research Institute, University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran


Expanding Quranic principles in human relations is considered among the fundamental necessities in an Islamic society. The importance of explaining these principles seems of much more significance in cases moral damage is likely to occur. Being formed in stressful relationships, Divorce is one of the most challenging events in family life which affects women morally more as the sensitive party of this relation. This study, through a descriptive-analytical method, tries to analyze the Quranic approach toward moral damage suffered by a woman in divorce. It shows that the Holy Quran as a source of jurisprudence, in order to vindicate the rights of women injured in divorce, instructs strategies as legal and moral propositions to compensate moral losses and in addition to meeting their financial needs (including the right to housing, securing women’s financial rights, giving gifts, the right to immunity from abuse), pays attention to meeting the spiritual needs (including the right to security in returning to the common life, waived right to shared housing with man, not having the right to return to the divorcee during iddah and etc.). Although the amount of moral damage imposed on a woman is irreparable, observing each of these propositions and removal of some duties man is responsible for, followed by legal sanctions and protection can to some extent repair the moral damage suffered by the woman and can cause a decrease in the number of divorces in the society.


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