If today we ask any Muslim about Islamic ruling on wife-beating, they will claim, that Islam never allows Muslim men to beat their wife. They will even accuse the questioner of using wrong translation, and quoting the Quranic verses out of context, which is likely to be misunderstood.But it is Allah who in Quran permits Muslims to beat their wife:
And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with It and do not break your oath; surely We found him patient; most excellent the servant! Surely he was frequent in returning (to Allah). (Quran 38:44)
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. (Quran 4:34)
So if we have to believe only on Allah, it is OK for Muslim men to beat their wife, and now an Egyptian Islamic cleric has confirmed this, as he says, “beating wife okay, as long as it’s not on face”. Read the complete news from Business Standard:
An Egyptian cleric has said on a religious television show that it’s okay for Muslim husbands to beat wives, so long as they didn’t hit them on their faces.
The Washington Times reports that cleric Mahmoud Al-Denawy responded to a question from a woman of Norway during a June 17 show on African Iqra TV that asked ‘What’s the Islamic view on the beating of wives?’
According to the reports the cleric also said that non-believers of Islam often use that issue as a point of criticism.
He further clarified that if a woman disobeys her husband, then the husband should first try to verbally correct her.
If that doesn’t work, he should then move to a different bed. And the last resort should be to beat her gently, but not on her face the report added.
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