Watch: Lesson for safe beating of wives
A Qatari sociologist has caused outrage after posting an online tutorial appearing to instruct Muslim men on how to beat their wives in an Islamically permissible fashion.
Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazraj, a Qatari sociologist, advised men to punish their wives so she can feel their strength. But he warned that it is not acceptable to injure her with beatings. He then proceeded to teach men how best to punish their wives under Islamic laws.
He uploaded the outrageous video to his Al-Mojtama YouTube channel. He is seen in the video with a small boy who he portrayed him as a “wife” to demonstrate the techniques.
He began the video, saying, “Dear viewers, many people – especially people who are married – would like to know how to beat one’s wife. Is beating your wife necessary? Must a man beat his wife every day? No.”
“First, we must understand that the man is the leader of the house. A leader has authorities, just like a company manager. The leader of the house may decide to discipline the wife so life can move on. How does a husband beat his wife? He gives her a disciplinary beating out of love. He loves her. Some people punch her or slap her on the face… That’s not allowed.”
He continued saying, “The Prophet Muhammad… Look how merciful Islam is. The Prophet forbade striking the face. He forbade men from beating their wives on the face.” He also advised men not to sleep in the same bed with their wives as a way to punish her. Al-Khazraj told Muslim men the beating should be light and painless and it should make the woman “feel her husband’s strength”.
At this point, he gave an example by slapping the boy on his shoulders, grabbing him, shaking him and shouting at him, saying: “I told you not to leave the house! How many times do I have to tell you?”
He said: “First, he must admonish her – in other words, he should advise her. Then, he should refrain from sharing a bed with her. If all of this doesn’t help, we start the beating as a last resort.
People have been angered by the video which is a sad reminder about how women are treated in the strict Muslim nation. He isn’t the first Muslim man to share a video on how to beat your wife. There are a number of YouTube videos advising Muslim men on how to properly beat your wife.
– PTC NEWS