Wife Beating in Islam – The Rules!
Noble Verses 4:34-36 “(34). As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them(first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them).
واللاتي تَخَافُون نُشُوزَهُنَّ فَعِظُوهُنَّ واهْجُرُوهُنَّ في المضاجعِ واضْرِبُوهُنَّ)[ سورة النساء : آية 34.]
Islam and Muslims have long been accused of mistreating women. though, Prophet Mohammad (peace upon him) has never mistreated any of his wives. Yet Muslim men are perceived as aggressive, brutal and barbaric towards women. Domestic violence statistics have been rapidly increasing in developed countries; there is no real numbers because a lot of women are suffering in silence.
The reason that such horrible behavior does occur in the Muslim world is that because a lot of Muslims are using this verse as an open license to beat their wives, there is no doubt that culture and media played a rule in leading to women abuse but beating a wife or a woman in the name of religion makes a valid excuse for a lot of Muslim Men.
A lot of religious people interpreted the verse differently; some said this verse means beating your wife but ” lightly”. However, I believe that there is no such a thing called ” hitting lightly” in the adults world, once a man starts a physical fight it turns ugly. Saudi television host, Rania Al Baz who was beaten up badly by her husband and almost got killed is one of the most famous stories of women abuse in Saudi Arabia.
On the other hand, others believe that it means ” wadrobohn” which is an Arabic word that has different meanings such as strike or hit that this verse means the separation or divorce as last option.
I found this interesting video on you tube of a religious man instructing Muslim men how to beat their wives!
Isn’t this ironic?!!!!!
How about Muslims women who want to know how to beat their husbands?
Mistreatment and abuse of women, and wives in particular is condemned by Islam, Considering the following Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira in Tirmidhi: the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,” The one most perfect in his faith is he whose conduct is best and the best amongst you is he who behaves best towards his wife.”
Saudi Tv Host, Rania Al Baz