Welcome to our course on “Shariah-Based Orphan and Child Care,” where we delve into the critical aspects of child welfare and protection from an Islamic perspective. This course covers a wide range of topics, beginning with the intricate subject of child and forced marriage. We will explore Islamic attitudes towards child marriage, the essence of differing opinions on the matter, and the grave issue of forced marriage.
The course also addresses the prohibition of child discrimination in Islam, examining the religion’s stance on gender-based discrimination and offering Islamic guidelines to prevent such injustices. Another significant topic is child labor, where we will discuss its implications, causes, and the Islamic viewpoint on this phenomenon, along with the role of state and society in alleviating factors causing child labor.
Sexual harassment against children is a pressing issue, and this course provides insight into its causes and Islamic guidance in protecting children, including child sexual abuse law. We also discuss the loss of family protection and the plight of street children, emphasizing children’s right to family care, substitute family care, and the role of the state in protecting missing children according to Islamic law.
Violence against children in the family environment is another crucial subject, where we explore its concept, causes, forms, and impact, along with Islamic perspectives on prevention. Furthermore, the course examines violence in schools and educational institutions, including the types, forms, and impacts of such violence, the role of teachers, peer groups, and pedagogical methods in addressing it.
Exploitation of children in armed conflict and other violence forms, including children’s rights in such situations and Islamic views on child involvement in armed conflict, are thoroughly discussed. The grave issue of trafficking in children is also covered, focusing on its causes, purposes, ways to overcome it, and how Islamic Sharia law combats child trafficking.
Lastly, we tackle the topic of violence against children on television and the internet, discussing the prevalence of violence in media and guidelines for preventing it. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of these critical issues from a Shariah perspective, equipping participants with the knowledge to address and prevent these challenges effectively.