Beating Women: Putting Islamic Teaching into Practice
27 Feb, 2009
The Qur’an does not endorse the same privilege to the woman for the same fault of her husband. I would like people who try to defend Islam to come out and tell us that Islam has a Qur’anic verse similar to 4:34, but the woman is the one who will be beating the man.
In life, there are many circumstances where women is stronger,
smarter and has a better judgement than men. In such a case,
shouldn’t Islam give her the right to give her husband a “good
flogging” when he steps out of line? The fact of the matter is this:
some of Islam’s teachings are barbaric. How can one in his right
mind accept verse 4:34 in the Qur’an as divine? It is an evil verse
that endorses beating women. Badawi tried to sugar-coat the verse to
western audience. But that does not make that verse any less evil.
In this article, I introduce to the reader video clips showing
that Muslim scholars do indeed believe in a good beating to the
woman. Some try to make a it very simple and light, but it is still
beating. The genuine Islamic teaching is to beat a woman “real
good”. The hadiths I used in my previous article prove this very
point. In addition, verse 4:34 in the Qur’an talks about “beating”.
It does not talk about “gentle” beating by any means, if there is
such a concept.
Case 1: Verse 4:34 in the Qur’an is, believe it or not,
Miraculous, according to the idiot in
this video. He even tries to show how miraculous this Qur’anic
verse is by showing that there are three types of women who need a
“good beating”. This Islamic Imam is unapologetic to the world about
wife beating. He sees the Qur’an as his manual, an so, wife beating
comes with the territory. This is actually true Islam. My previous
article showed that.
Case 2: Here is another unapologetic Imam about beating
women. The reader who read my previous article knows that beating a
wife can be severe. The Hadiths just caution about not breaking
bones. That’s all. Here is the
Case 3: Here is a “wise” Imam who clearly is against wife
beating, and so he
explains away the truth.
Case 4: Here is the truth about how Muslim women live in
Islamic countries. I am sure any decent human being who tries to
defend the Qur’an as exemplified in verse 4:34 will change his/her
this video is viewed.
Case 6: Beating as “Therapy” (and who said Muslim apologetics are not creative!!). Here is a video that proves that one can look as civil as the next guy on the street. It does not make him any less of an idiot. I am sorry I just can’t tolerate people who believe that a man can beat his wife. Sugar-coating Evil (i.e. verse 4:34) is Evil.
Ibn Kamuna is an Arab writer. He can be contacted at email@example.com.