• Mohammad Hashim Kamali


This latest issue of IAIS Malaysia’s flagship journal, Islam and Civilisational Renewal (ICR), contains a focus article, six substantive articles (all with actionable policy recommendations), two viewpoints, six significant event reports and speeches, and a book review. I am confident our readers will benefit from this expert body of work, characterised by honest scholarship, depth of learning, and originality of thought.

Our focus article, by Daud Abdul-Fattah Batchelor (Visiting Fellow, IAIS), is entitled ‘Exploring the Significance of some Cultural and Religious Factors in Domestic Violence among Muslim Immigrant Australians.’ An assessment of how classical juristic opinions and tafsir, coupled with traditional cultural practices, have engendered domestic violence among some immigrant Muslim communities in Australia, Batchelor recommends that: 1) Australian Imams employ egalitarian interpretations of spousal roles in order to minimise domestic violence; 2) Muslim men from South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East adopt reformist attitudes towards marriage, spousal roles, disciplining, and consultation; 3) female Muslim leaders be more actively consulted on domestic violence issues; and 4) regular consultation occurs between religious and community leaders when combating domestic violence.


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How to Cite

Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. 2020. “Editorial”. ICR Journal 11 (1):5-7. https://icrjournal.org/index.php/icr/article/view/20.