Crimes » Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Kenny11973(m) .:. Mon, 03 Nov, 2014 - 06:10:28:am GMT

A stupid man here in Nigeria beat up is own wife, mother of 3. The incident happen some days ago after a friends wedding. The man was invited to the wedding as an MC which he turned it down by giving an excuse that proper agreement is not done. I believe what the man want to for us to started begging him which everyone that hear about the issue of MC pretend as if nothing happen and we went ahead and get a man that did it without giving us stress. Something happens before we find the second MC , when the first MC was about living the hall,the wife came and she heard what was going on and was trying to plead to the husband for friendship sake but the husband said no. This morning we heard that the husband gave the wife the beating of her life because the wife said to her husband the he is too proud. The latest gist now is that the marriage is coming to an End between the two parties. My question is that if these incident happen in your country , what will your local authority do about it.
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A stupid man here in Nigeria beat up is own wife, and she is a mother of three. The incident happened some days ago after a friend's wedding. The man was invited to the wedding as an MC, which he turned down by giving an excuse that proper agreement was not done. I believe the man wanted us to started begging him: everyone who heard about the issue of the MC pretended as if nothing happened, and we went ahead and found another man who did the MC job without giving us any stress.
Something happens before we found the second MC: when the first MC was about to leave the hall, the wife came, and she heard what was going on, and was trying to plead to the husband for friendship sake, but the husband said no. This morning we heard that the husband gave the wife the beating of her life because, the wife said to her husband the he was too proud.
The latest gist now is that the marriage is coming to an End between the two parties. My question is that if these incident happened in your country , what would your local authority do about it?


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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Fazil123(f) .:. Mon, 03 Nov, 2014 - 07:51:52:pm GMT

Does Islam permit a man to hit his wife?


Summary Answer:
Yes, but only if she doesn't do as he asks. The beating must cease if the woman complies with her husband's demands. Beating is also intended to be the last resort of coercing submission, behind verbal abuse and abandonment.

According her testimony in the Hadith, Muhammad, physically struck his favorite wife for leaving the house without his permission. It is not known how he treated his less-favored wives.


The Qur'an:
Qur'an (4:34) - "Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them surely Allah is High, Great."

Qur'an (38:44) - "And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with it, and do not break your oath..." Allah telling Job to beat his wife.


From the Hadith:
Bukhari (72:715) - A woman came to Muhammad and begged her to stop her husband from beating her. Her skin was bruised so badly that she it is described as being "greener" than the green veil she was wearing. Muhammad did not admonish her husband, but instead ordered her to return to him and submit to his sexual desires.
Bukhari (72:715) - "Aisha said, 'I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women'" This is Muhammad's own wife complaining of the abuse that the women of her religions suffer relative to other women.
Muslim (4:2127) - Muhammad struck his favorite wife, Aisha, in the chest one evening when she left the house without his permission. Aisha narrates, "He struck me on the chest which caused me pain."
Muslim (9:3506) - Muhammad's father-in-laws (Abu Bakr and Umar) amused him by slapping his wives (Aisha and Hafsa) for annoying him. According to the Hadith, the prophet of Islam laughed upon hearing this.
Abu Dawud (2141) - "Iyas bin "Abd Allah bin Abi Dhubab reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: Do not beat Allah's handmaidens, but when "Umar came to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) and said: Women have become emboldened towards their husbands, he (the Prophet) gave permission to beat them." At first, Muhammad forbade men from beating their wives, but he rescinded this once it was reported that women were becoming emboldened toward their husbands. Beatings are sometimes necessary to keep women in their place.
Abu Dawud (2142) - "The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife."
Abu Dawud (2126) - "A man from the Ansar called Basrah said: 'I married a virgin woman in her veil. When I entered upon her, I found her pregnant. (I mentioned this to the Prophet).' The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: 'She will get the dower, for you made her vagina lawful for you. The child will be your slave. When she has begotten (a child), flog her'" A Muslim man thinks his is getting a virgin, then finds out she is pregnant. Muhammad tells him to treat the woman as a sex slave and then flog her after she has delivered the child.
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 969 - Requires that a married woman be "put in a separate room and beaten lightly" if she "act in a sexual manner toward others." According to the Hadith, this can be for an offense as petty as merely being alone with a man to whom she is not related.
Kash-shaf (the revealer) of al-Zamkhshari (Vol. 1, p. 525) - [Muhammad said] "Hang up your scourge where your wife can see it"

Additional Notes:
Some contemporary Muslim apologists often squirm over this relatively straightforward verse from the Qur'an (4:34) - which actually give men the right to beat their wives if they even have a "fear" of disloyalty or disobedience. Their rhetorical aerobics inspired us to write a separate article:
Wife Beating- Good Enough for Muhammad, Good Enough for You
Others are not nearly as squeamish. Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradhawi, one of the most respected Muslim clerics in the world, once made the famous (and somewhat ridiculous statement) that "It is forbidden to beat the woman, unless it is necessary." He also went on to say that "one may beat only to safeguard Islamic behavior," leaving no doubt that wife-beating is a matter of religious sanction. (source)
Dr. Muzammil Saddiqi, the former president of ISNA (the Islamic Society of North America), a mainstream Muslim organization, says it is important that a wife "recognizes the authority of her husband in the house" and that he may use physical force if he is "sure it would improve the situation." (source)
Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious institution says that "light beatings" and "punching" are part of a program to "reform the wife" (source).
Dr. Jamal Badawi endorses corporal punishment as "another measure that may save the marriage" (source). He isn't clear on how striking a woman will make her more inclined toward staying with her assailant, unless the implication is fear of a more serious beating if she leaves.
Egyptian cleric, Abd al-Rahman Mansour, said in a 2012 televised broadcast that in addition to discouraging the wife from filing divorce, beatings would inspire the wife to "treat him with kindness and respect, and know that her husband has a higher status than her." (source)
During Ramadan of 2010, another cleric named Sa'd Arafat actually said the woman is "honored" by the beating (source). No one else seemed terribly surprised by this.
An undercover report from progressive Sweden in 2012 found that 60% of mosques there actually advised beaten women not to report the abuse to the police. These women were also told that they must submit to non-consensual 'sex' with their husbands. (source)
In the birthplace of Islam, about half of Saudi women are beaten at home. "Hands and sticks were found to be used mostly in beating women, following by men's head cover and to a lesser extent, sharp objects." (source)
According to Islamic law, a husband may strike his wife for any one of the following four reasons:
- She does not attempt to make herself beautiful for him (ie. "let's herself go")
- She refuses to meet his sexual demands
- She leaves the house without his permission or for a "legitimate reason"
- She neglects her religious duties
Any of these are also sufficient grounds for divorce.
Respected Quran scholars from the past interpreted verse 4:34 with impressive candor. Tabari said that it means to "admonish them, but if they refused to repent, then tie them up in their homes and beat them until they obey Allah's commands toward you." Qurtubi told wife-beaters to try to avoid breaking bones, but added that "it is not a crime if it leads to death." (source)
Muslim apologists sometimes say that Muhammad ordered that women not be harmed, but they are actually basing this on what he said before or during battle, such as in Bukhari (59:447), when Muhammad issued a command for all the men of Quraiza be killed and the women and children taken as slaves. (Having your husband murdered and being forced into sexual slavery apparently doesn't qualify as "harm" under the Islamic model).
But, in fact, there are a number of cases in which Muhammad did have women killed in the most brutal fashion. One was Asma bint Marwan, a mother or five, who wrote a poem criticizing the Medinans for accepting Muhammad after he had ordered the murder of an elderly man. In this case, the prophet's assassins literally pulled a sleeping infant from her breast and stabbed her to death.
After taking Mecca in 630, Muhammad also ordered the murder of a slave girl who had merely made up songs mocking him. The Hadith are rife as well with accounts of women planted in the ground on Muhammad's command and pelted to death with stones for sexual immorality - yet the prophet of Islam actually encouraged his own men to rape women captured in battle (Abu Dawood 2150, Muslim 3433) and did not punish them for killing non-Muslim women (as Khalid ibn Walid did on several occasions - see Ibn Ishaq 838 and 856).
In summary, according to the Qur'an, Hadith and Islamic law, a woman may indeed have physical harm done to her if the circumstances warrant, with one such allowance being in the case of disobedience. This certainly does not mean that all Muslim men beat their wives, only that Islam permits them to do so. often squirm over this relatively straightforward verse from the Qur'an (4:34) - which actually give men the right to beat their wives if they even have a "fear" of disloyalty or disobedience. Their rhetorical aerobics inspired us to write a separate article:
Wife Beating- Good Enough for Muhammad, Good Enough for You
Others are not nearly as squeamish. Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradhawi, one of the most respected Muslim clerics in the world, once made the famous (and somewhat ridiculous statement) that "It is forbidden to beat the woman, unless it is necessary." He also went on to say that "one may beat only to safeguard Islamic behavior," leaving no doubt that wife-beating is a matter of religious sanction. (source)
Dr. Muzammil Saddiqi, the former president of ISNA (the Islamic Society of North America), a mainstream Muslim organization, says it is important that a wife "recognizes the authority of her husband in the house" and that he may use physical force if he is "sure it would improve the situation." (source)
Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious institution says that "light beatings" and "punching" are part of a program to "reform the wife" (source).
Dr. Jamal Badawi endorses corporal punishment as "another measure that may save the marriage" (source). He isn't clear on how striking a woman will make her more inclined toward staying with her assailant, unless the implication is fear of a more serious beating if she leaves.
Egyptian cleric, Abd al-Rahman Mansour, said in a 2012 televised broadcast that in addition to discouraging the wife from filing divorce, beatings would inspire the wife to "treat him with kindness and respect, and know that her husband has a higher status than her." (source)
During Ramadan of 2010, another cleric named Sa'd Arafat actually said the woman is "honored" by the beating (source). No one else seemed terribly surprised by this.
An undercover report from progressive Sweden in 2012 found that 60% of mosques there actually advised beaten women not to report the abuse to the police. These women were also told that they must submit to non-consensual 'sex' with their husbands. (source)
In the birthplace of Islam, about half of Saudi women are beaten at home. "Hands and sticks were found to be used mostly in beating women, following by men's head cover and to a lesser extent, sharp objects." (source)
According to Islamic law, a husband may strike his wife for any one of the following four

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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Kenny11973(m) .:. Thu, 06 Nov, 2014 - 10:19:33:am GMT

i love the video , in fact i learn something today.
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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Funmo(m) .:. Tue, 24 Feb, 2015 - 05:33:46:pm GMT


BEATING YOUR WIFE IS MADNESS AND IGNORANCE

Physically abusing your wife may not be criminal to some people, but actually, according to the laws of the constitution, it is under assault and it is a crime. Morally, it looks an insane thing to do. A level of ignorance and insanity is required to raise hand on a woman, congratulations if you have those degrees of madness. A comment above quotes a holy book, I choose to ignore it. I once wrote of how religious fanaticism is a detriment. For those with a sound mind, I will analyse why I claim assaulting your legally-married wife is madness and stupidity.

Violence is a deviation from a normal state of mind. And when it is resorted to against a weaker being, it is plain cowardice. Of course anger is normal, and a woman can make you run out of all patience, yet wiser men have always decided again physical assault. There have been cases of inflicted injury and death as a result of few minutes of rage, and men like that have had to be locked behind bars. So of what gain is the wife-beating philosophy? Respect is not earned through it, only fear and subjection. I thought a marriage was supposed to be a love affair, not a slap matter. A real man never raises his hands on his woman.

A real man knows how to control his temper. And he sets a good example for his kids. He treats his woman like a queen and cherishes her a lot. He forgives her in case of any misunderstanding, and he is communicative. Men that beat their wives should be taken to a rehab center. And women that are victims of this ill-treatment should walk out of the marriage. As a matter of fact, they should have seen it coming and noticed signs of violence during courtship/dating.

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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Ogiejoe(m) .:. Wed, 19 Dec, 2018 - 05:54:59:pm GMT

I have always believed that any man who raises his hands on his wife to beat her is not human, he is an animal and should be treated as such. there is no justification to that when it has to be His wife. first, is it because he is stronger and he has to do that or he feels he is superior because God made the man the head of the home?

most men always crave for obedience from the wife and they shout and nag about that. and putting it to her that she has to obey him. i would say boldly that any man that is not submitting to God should not have a mouth to ask obedience from the wife.
As a Christian, Bible said the head of a woman is the man and the head of the man is Christ. so if the man demands obedience, he should first submit and obey fully, the word of God.
God gave dominion to Both not just the man, so a man shouldnt see himself as Lord of Lords, the main trait of a man is Humility. a humble man will not raise his hands on His wife. Yes we know sometimes women can be so annoying but in this case, the woman has the right to put the man in order. because its obvious that pride made him refuse even after the wife asked him to do it. Bible said that a man should also submit to his wife Ephesians 5:21-33

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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Mizhbell(f) .:. Thu, 20 Dec, 2018 - 08:35:48:pm GMT

It's a very bad idea for a husband to beat up is wife. Is not fair at all, i don't see a reason why that man had to lay hands on his wife because she told him, he's too proud. Though, depending on how she talked to him sha, maybe in the public and in a rash manner. Even at that he was not suppose to do that to her. Am sure the local authorities will do anything more than, to summon them and give the husband some charges and advice.
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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Piwizo(m) .:. Fri, 08 Feb, 2019 - 10:57:25:am GMT

First of all no matter what a woman do to you as a man the moment you raise your hand against her you have shown that you're irresponsible and immature as a man, women aren't to be beaten at all by a man, because they are very fragile, not to now talk of your wife, beating your wife, a woman that you married and paid bride price, did traditional wedding and church wedding, probably court wedding too and mother of your children, 3 lovely kids as a man if you raise your hands against their mother you have failed your children, because you have thought them that men always beat their wives so your son will turn into a wife beater if you don't change and your daughter will find it difficult to get married to a man because the pictures of you as a father beating her mother will keep playing up in her mind, if you want to engaging in wresting you can go and join wwe wrestlemania and show how talented you are by fighting a man like you, don't come and be claiming the Rock, John Cena or Chris Jericho on top your wife. So any man found beating his wife should be put in prison for a year, if they enact that as a law and keep to it he will learn, in the western world you don't do that, the highest thing you do is divorce if you are fed up!!!
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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Charity(f) .:. Fri, 08 Feb, 2019 - 01:51:56:pm GMT

Any man that raised his hand against a woman is worst than d devil himself. Women are to be loved, pampered and cared for by the man. No matter what a woman does,as a man u don't raise your hands against her, instead u walk out to clear your head if you notice the anger is very much in you. U take a stroll, or go out with friends, maybe hang out just to clear the head and think over it deeply. When you think you are calm, u come back home to talk to her calmly and advice her as your help meet. You spent so much to marry her,you have to take very good care of her cos you love her. It's inhuman to beat up a woman not to talk if your own wife.
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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Glamour(f) .:. Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 08:21:19:am GMT


@Fazil123: mam all what what you wrote here was to prove that Islam accept it. So pls can I ask you do you feel it is right for a man to beat his wife. Do you feel your husband can hit you anytime you do something bad?. I don't want to go into religious belief and everything ,morally it is wrong it's not about what Western education has been teaching us now but I feel why would you raise your hands on a grown-up woman what's there in sitting down to talk about it . you could even shout if it's that bad. I don't know what to say like after reading all these things you wrote I am convinced definitely now that the Quran is far far different from the Bible. Men are supposed to Cherish women. We are like little eggs most women are wired one way, like we make decisions based on emotions. so cute little vulnerable people like women are not supposed to be beaten because they did something bad. You don't even beat a child what happened to correcting in love. I wished men who use violence on their wives would be given a long time in jail punishment like 3 to 4 years maybe that would reduce this shameless behaviour.
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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Toxyron(f) .:. Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 03:00:08:pm GMT


@Fazil123:I can't believe I read this shit....Lmao,Women are not your slaves why the fuck would your religion tell them to beat them for the 4 reasons which are mainly the dumbest reason I have ever seen.So your prophet striked Aisha on the Chest....This is Amazing

I see how your RELIGION is promoting peace by promoting Domestic Violence.
All of you deserved to be arrested,both the Man and the Foolish Woman that allows herself to be beaten all in the name of Islam..


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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Blackie(f) .:. Mon, 29 Jun, 2020 - 06:17:30:pm GMT

Beating a woman is a big crime, it doesn't matter if it's your wife or not but any man who raises his hand on a woman is an animal. A man who beats a woman isn't worthy of respect. Beating a woman is a form of domestic violence. No matter how she as offended you, beating her isn't the solution, in time of conflict dialogue is a form of resolution, it's either dialogue or involving a third party or better still see a counselor.

The bible doesn't even condole a man raising his hand against a woman. It's a sin, the wages of sin is death. It is very wrong a man to beat his wife. I believe a man who raises his hand on a woman isny worthy of respect in the society. We need the government to enforce a law against this form of domestic violence.

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   Re: Wife Beating, A Crime Or Not? by: Blackie(f) .:. Mon, 29 Jun, 2020 - 07:37:18:pm GMT

Quote from Fazil123:
Does Islam permit a man to hit his wife?


Summary Answer:
Yes, but only if she doesn't do as he asks. The beating must cease if the woman complies with her husband's demands. Beating is also intended to be the last resort of coercing submission, behind verbal abuse and abandonment.

According her testimony in the Hadith, Muhammad, physically struck his favorite wife for leaving the house without his permission. It is not known how he treated his less-favored wives.


The Qur'an:
Qur'an (4:34) - "Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them surely Allah is High, Great."

Qur'an (38:44) - "And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with it, and do not break your oath..." Allah telling Job to beat his wife.


From the Hadith:
Bukhari (72:715) - A woman came to Muhammad and begged her to stop her husband from beating her. Her skin was bruised so badly that she it is described as being "greener" than the green veil she was wearing. Muhammad did not admonish her husband, but instead ordered her to return to him and submit to his sexual desires.
Bukhari (72:715) - "Aisha said, 'I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women'" This is Muhammad's own wife complaining of the abuse that the women of her religions suffer relative to other women.
Muslim (4:2127) - Muhammad struck his favorite wife, Aisha, in the chest one evening when she left the house without his permission. Aisha narrates, "He struck me on the chest which caused me pain."
Muslim (9:3506) - Muhammad's father-in-laws (Abu Bakr and Umar) amused him by slapping his wives (Aisha and Hafsa) for annoying him. According to the Hadith, the prophet of Islam laughed upon hearing this.
Abu Dawud (2141) - "Iyas bin "Abd Allah bin Abi Dhubab reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: Do not beat Allah's handmaidens, but when "Umar came to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) and said: Women have become emboldened towards their husbands, he (the Prophet) gave permission to beat them." At first, Muhammad forbade men from beating their wives, but he rescinded this once it was reported that women were becoming emboldened toward their husbands. Beatings are sometimes necessary to keep women in their place.
Abu Dawud (2142) - "The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife."
Abu Dawud (2126) - "A man from the Ansar called Basrah said: 'I married a virgin woman in her veil. When I entered upon her, I found her pregnant. (I mentioned this to the Prophet).' The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: 'She will get the dower, for you made her vagina lawful for you. The child will be your slave. When she has begotten (a child), flog her'" A Muslim man thinks his is getting a virgin, then finds out she is pregnant. Muhammad tells him to treat the woman as a sex slave and then flog her after she has delivered the child.
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 969 - Requires that a married woman be "put in a separate room and beaten lightly" if she "act in a sexual manner toward others." According to the Hadith, this can be for an offense as petty as merely being alone with a man to whom she is not related.
Kash-shaf (the revealer) of al-Zamkhshari (Vol. 1, p. 525) - [Muhammad said] "Hang up your scourge where your wife can see it"

Additional Notes:
Some contemporary Muslim apologists often squirm over this relatively straightforward verse from the Qur'an (4:34) - which actually give men the right to beat their wives if they even have a "fear" of disloyalty or disobedience. Their rhetorical aerobics inspired us to write a separate article:
Wife Beating- Good Enough for Muhammad, Good Enough for You
Others are not nearly as squeamish. Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradhawi, one of the most respected Muslim clerics in the world, once made the famous (and somewhat ridiculous statement) that "It is forbidden to beat the woman, unless it is necessary." He also went on to say that "one may beat only to safeguard Islamic behavior," leaving no doubt that wife-beating is a matter of religious sanction. (source)
Dr. Muzammil Saddiqi, the former president of ISNA (the Islamic Society of North America), a mainstream Muslim organization, says it is important that a wife "recognizes the authority of her husband in the house" and that he may use physical force if he is "sure it would improve the situation." (source)
Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious institution says that "light beatings" and "punching" are part of a program to "reform the wife" (source).
Dr. Jamal Badawi endorses corporal punishment as "another measure that may save the marriage" (source). He isn't clear on how striking a woman will make her more inclined toward staying with her assailant, unless the implication is fear of a more serious beating if she leaves.
Egyptian cleric, Abd al-Rahman Mansour, said in a 2012 televised broadcast that in addition to discouraging the wife from filing divorce, beatings would inspire the wife to "treat him with kindness and respect, and know that her husband has a higher status than her." (source)
During Ramadan of 2010, another cleric named Sa'd Arafat actually said the woman is "honored" by the beating (source). No one else seemed terribly surprised by this.
An undercover report from progressive Sweden in 2012 found that 60% of mosques there actually advised beaten women not to report the abuse to the police. These women were also told that they must submit to non-consensual 'sex' with their husbands. (source)
In the birthplace of Islam, about half of Saudi women are beaten at home. "Hands and sticks were found to be used mostly in beating women, following by men's head cover and to a lesser extent, sharp objects." (source)
According to Islamic law, a husband may strike his wife for any one of the following four reasons:
- She does not attempt to make herself beautiful for him (ie. "let's herself go")
- She refuses to meet his sexual demands
- She leaves the house without his permission or for a "legitimate reason"
- She neglects her religious duties
Any of these are also sufficient grounds for divorce.
Respected Quran scholars from the past interpreted verse 4:34 with impressive candor. Tabari said that it means to "admonish them, but if they refused to repent, then tie them up in their homes and beat them until they obey Allah's commands toward you." Qurtubi told wife-beaters to try to avoid breaking bones, but added that "it is not a crime if it leads to death." (source)
Muslim apologists sometimes say that Muhammad ordered that women not be harmed, but they are actually basing this on what he said before or during battle, such as in Bukhari (59:447), when Muhammad issued a command for all the men of Quraiza be killed and the women and children taken as slaves. (Having your husband murdered and being forced into sexual slavery apparently doesn't qualify as "harm" under the Islamic model).
But, in fact, there are a number of cases in which Muhammad did have women killed in the most brutal fashion. One was Asma bint Marwan, a mother or five, who wrote a poem criticizing the Medinans for accepting Muhammad after he had ordered the murder of an elderly man. In this case, the prophet's assassins literally pulled a sleeping infant from her breast and stabbed her to death.
After taking Mecca in 630, Muhammad also ordered the murder of a slave girl who had merely made up songs mocking him. The Hadith are rife as well with accounts of women planted in the ground on Muhammad's command and pelted to death with stones for sexual immorality - yet the prophet of Islam actually encouraged his own men to rape women captured in battle (Abu Dawood 2150, Muslim 3433) and did not punish them for killing non-Muslim women (as Khalid ibn Walid did on several occasions - see Ibn Ishaq 838 and 856).
In summary, according to the Qur'an, Hadith and Islamic law, a woman may indeed have physical harm done to her if the circumstances warrant, with one such allowance being in the case of disobedience. This certainly does not mean that all Muslim men beat their wives, only that Islam permits them to do so. often squirm over this relatively straightforward verse from the Qur'an (4:34) - which actually give men the right to beat their wives if they even have a "fear" of disloyalty or disobedience. Their rhetorical aerobics inspired us to write a separate article:
Wife Beating- Good Enough for Muhammad, Good Enough for You
Others are not nearly as squeamish. Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradhawi, one of the most respected Muslim clerics in the world, once made the famous (and somewhat ridiculous statement) that "It is forbidden to beat the woman, unless it is necessary." He also went on to say that "one may beat only to safeguard Islamic behavior," leaving no doubt that wife-beating is a matter of religious sanction. (source)
Dr. Muzammil Saddiqi, the former president of ISNA (the Islamic Society of North America), a mainstream Muslim organization, says it is important that a wife "recognizes the authority of her husband in the house" and that he may use physical force if he is "sure it would improve the situation." (source)
Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious institution says that "light beatings" and "punching" are part of a program to "reform the wife" (source).
Dr. Jamal Badawi endorses corporal punishment as "another measure that may save the marriage" (source). He isn't clear on how striking a woman will make her more inclined toward staying with her assailant, unless the implication is fear of a more serious beating if she leaves.
Egyptian cleric, Abd al-Rahman Mansour, said in a 2012 televised broadcast that in addition to discouraging the wife from filing divorce, beatings would inspire the wife to "treat him with kindness and respect, and know that her husband has a higher status than her." (source)
During Ramadan of 2010, another cleric named Sa'd Arafat actually said the woman is "honored" by the beating (source). No one else seemed terribly surprised by this.
An undercover report from progressive Sweden in 2012 found that 60% of mosques there actually advised beaten women not to report the abuse to the police. These women were also told that they must submit to non-consensual 'sex' with their husbands. (source)
In the birthplace of Islam, about half of Saudi women are beaten at home. "Hands and sticks were found to be used mostly in beating women, following by men's head cover and to a lesser extent, sharp objects." (source)
According to Islamic law, a husband may strike his wife for any one of the following four


So what you're trying to tell us is that your religion allows you to beat women, lmao. What a joke! What kind of a religion promotes domestic violence, even the traditional worshipers won't dare lay their hands on women not to talk of Islam. I'm not being insulting or anything but I'm not sure you're a true Islamic worshiper. Women were never slaves to begin with, it was during those days that it was believed that a wife had to be submissive and accept any form of punishment from her husband just because he's the man of the house. We are in the 21st century, things don't work that way anymore. Any man that lays his hand on a woman is a coward. He's an animal who feels domestic violence is the only way to correct his wife. No man should lay a finger on a woman. A man who does that is cursed.
**--realitycheck**


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