Dr. Carl Goldberg

The most important Islamic ruling about women comes from the KORAN 4:34 IN which Allah says:

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.  (Shakir translation)

Instead of “beat them”, other translations say “scourge them”, “discipline them”, or “strike them”. A few translations say “leave them” or “go away from them” or “abandon them”, but most of the accepted translations say “beat them”.   

MUHAMMAD said: “A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.”

STANDARD SHARIA LAW says that if admonishing her is ineffectual, and if depriving her of emotional and sexual gratification is ineffectual, “it is permissible for him to hit her…[but] not in a way that injures her.]

There are videos on the Internet of Islamic religious leaders advising Muslims how to beat their wives!

While wife-beating is sometimes found among non-Moslems, only in Islam is it standard religious doctrine.

For more references in the Islamic sources for wife-beating, see:

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