Quranic command for the Islamic wife-beating and renowned Islamic scholars' explanation on how to do it...
"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute." --- Rebecca West (‘Mr Chesterton in Hysterics: A Study in Prejudice,’ The Clarion, 14 Nov 1913, reprinted in The Young Rebecca, 1982)
This article is meant to be offensive to the believers of Allah, but I found it educational for understanding the depth of the Islamic religious basis for the status of women in the Islamic society.
Joseph Conrad said: "Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men..."
As far as I am aware of, there are no similar religious teachings in Christianity, Buddhism, or any other major religions of the world. Please correct me if I am wrong on this.
Moreover, Muslims in general may not bat an eye towards this philosophy, because it is too deeply ingrained into their culture to be noticed; but I have to wonder how this edict works in the good old U.S.A, where spousal abuse is a crime and can land a man/husband in jail.
The Qur’an instructs Muslim men to beat their wives
“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely Allah is high, supreme.”
Extending on Allah's command to men for beating their wives, here is a Muslim cleric expounding on the proper way of beating a Muslim wife. I find it interesting that at one point, the Maulana says “…she is not his merchandise…”, yet no one seems to see the hypocrisy in one human beating another – whom they “not own” [to exert control].
Then again, perhaps he is simply wrong to have said that, and the woman is indeed the husband’s merchandise.
In Arabic and in the three other reliable English Qur’anic translations:
ٱلرِّجَالُ قَوَّٲمُونَ عَلَى ٱلنِّسَآءِ بِمَا فَضَّلَ ٱللَّهُ بَعۡضَهُمۡ عَلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬ وَبِمَآ أَنفَقُواْ مِنۡ أَمۡوَٲلِهِمۡۚ فَٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتُ قَـٰنِتَـٰتٌ حَـٰفِظَـٰتٌ۬ لِّلۡغَيۡبِ بِمَا حَفِظَ ٱللَّهُۚ وَٱلَّـٰتِى تَخَافُونَ نُشُوزَهُنَّ
فَعِظُوهُنَّ وَٱهۡجُرُوهُنَّ فِى ٱلۡمَضَاجِعِ وَٱضۡرِبُوهُنَّۖ فَإِنۡ أَطَعۡنَڪُمۡ فَلَا تَبۡغُواْ عَلَيۡہِنَّ سَبِيلاًۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ عَلِيًّ۬ا ڪَبِيرً۬ا (٣٤)
• YUSUFALI: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore, the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husbands) absence what Allah would have them guard. 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 (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).
• PICKTHAL: 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. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.
• SHAKIR: 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.
Truth about Islamic wife beating
Man is the absolute master in the Muslim household and beating your wife is definitely allowed in Islam. It should not be as severe as beating your slave. That is all! You can beat your wife (lovingly!) pretty good! Make it count, but take care not to break her bones! If you do, she may be able to leave and get a divorce. Therefore, bruising, blue marks, red marks, etc., are all okay! In fact, it is preferred to use a stick or a whip to beat your wife with (easier than using your hand, that’s for sure.). This is what I deduced from an honest reading of the Quran and the Hadith about wife beating. What can I say? The Islamic teachings on women are EVIL. It is hard not see Evil in, no matter what Qur’anic subject you research.
More Islamic Wife-Beating Justifications
Here is a video of a Muslim cleric, who gave a lecture on the proper way of beating women. Moreover, we are often reminded of the true tragedies of Muslim spousal abuses with this film of a man actually beating his wife. Well, thanks to people on YouTube again we have this follow-up lecture from another Muslim “holy” man, explaining with amazingly twisted logics why women do, indeed, need to be beaten!
"No one should deny this because this was permitted by the Creator of Man".
Oh yeah? Well, the creator, I believe in, says, I can shoot you in the face. What do you think of that?
I also love the way he makes claims about how many domestic disturbance calls there are in “infidel” countries – as if that makes it OK! Besides, when he is talking about all the beatings in the U.S., I wonder how many are Muslim. Obviously, those would not even count!
So let me get this straight: when you get an electric car, you get a manual; and when you get a Muslim wife, you get the Qur’an. So, like … the Muslim wife is basically a glorified car, an object you can treat however you want to…
I think this person is reading his Qur’an a bit selectively, am I wrong on this? Blah!!
Yes, a Muslim woman is really like an object or Islamic merchandise. I would like to invite you to watch those two Saudi chicks: “I nearly fell out of my chair watching those two Muslim women try to eat spaghetti with that mask on their face! Terrible, and hilarious at the same time.”
I would like to remind all women, that if your Muslim husband/boyfriend ever, EVER lays a hand on you – even one time – if you are ever abused…. and if you are in the U.S., please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE. You do not have to live like that; you deserve better!