Crime Against Maids: An Evaluation of Shari'ah and Civil Law Punishment

14 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2011  

Ashgar Ali Ali Muhamed

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) - Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws

Yusuff Jelili Amuda

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)

Date Written: December 27, 2011

Abstract

It is undeniable facts that many maids whom have been abused sexually, physically, mentally, and psychologically by their employers or employer’s family or relative. Therefore, this study examines how Shari’ah punishment can be applied as a deterrent punishment and lesson to others. It is individual rights to work as employee based on his or her class, status, and educational career. Shari’ah is the only law that gives all rights to human being regardless of his or her status, gender, tribe, and religion. The study will apply quantitative and qualitative methods for the analysis. Questionnaire and interviewed would be conducted on subject matter in order to discover undocumented facts. The sample would be conducted in certain universities such as UPSI, IIUM, and UKM in Malaysia. This survey or data will be sampled as an empirical evidence and proof that many maids were sexually abused while some were inflicted with injuries. Globally, maids’ abuse is very serious and complex and it needs deterrent punishment to reduce high percentage of criminal against maids. The study also aims to discover the effectiveness of the Shari’ah to serve as best law to secure maids rights and protect them in working places. Finally, useful solution to outstanding problem and suggestions would be suggested in the findings.

Keywords: Maid, Abuse, Shari’ah punishment, Hudud, Qisas

Suggested Citation

Muhamed, Ashgar Ali Ali and Amuda, Yusuff Jelili, Crime Against Maids: An Evaluation of Shari'ah and Civil Law Punishment (December 27, 2011). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 89-102, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1977279

Ashgar Ali Ali Muhamed

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) - Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws ( email )

Malaysia

Yusuff Jelili Amuda (Contact Author)

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) ( email )

P.O. Box 10
Jalan Gombak
Kuala Lumpur, SC selangor 50728
Malaysia

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