“Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them.” — Qur’an 4:34
“Utah imam is fired amid rumors of domestic violence, shirked duty,” by Jessica Ravitz and Jason Bergreen in The Salt Lake Tribune, with thanks to D.C. Watson:
WEST VALLEY CITY – Imam Shuaib-ud Din has been terminated from his position as religious leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake amid allegations of domestic violence.
Police said they responded to a “domestic-related incident” at Din’s home a week ago, and the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office reported an attempt to serve a protective order against him on Thursday.
Contacted by phone, a relative of the imam said he was in Chicago now but would not comment on the allegations. The relative acknowledged that Din and his wife were having marital problems but said the imam was driven out of town by disgruntled members of the society’s board.
Police Lt. Matt Elson said officers responded to Din’s home Jan. 13 at 12:05 p.m. The call was completed at 4:32 p.m.
There were no arrests made, and Elson said he was not aware of any warrants. He would not comment on any other details of the incident….
The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday obtained a protective order against Din, said Lt. Paul Jaroscak.
Two attempts were made to serve it, but deputies could not locate Din, Jaroscak said.