Regarding the editorial which appeared in Vol 30, Issue 30, p. 5, “Living with the Crimes of Individual Muslims”
I commend Dr. Aslam for this editorial. Especially in cases of domestic abuse, we should rely on the expertise of social services. I have served on a masjid board. When a case of domestic abuse occurred, we (men) all knew the husband, which is a source of bias, and of course none of us had any training in social work. I think we mishandled the situation by not encouraging the wife to seek social service help and make sure she was not under any coercion in whatever decision she was to end up making.