Any form of emotional, physical or psychological abuse is prohibited in Islam.
That’s according to Lispole woman Alia Greaney, who became a Muslim.
The West Kerry woman has studied Islam for 30 years and says that men and women are equal in the eyes of the faith.
She said women are not inferior or unequal to men in Islam – but not identical.
Alia says men and woman have their individual roles to play – something she says, people of all faiths understand:
Nabila Salhi who works with Syrian refugees in Tralee – she says people should differentiate between Islam as a religion and cultural practices in varying countries.
She says restraints on women engaging in certain practices – such as driving – in certain countries has nothing to do with religion.
The Kerry Islamic Cultural Centre Exhibition takes place in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee this Saturday.