An erudite Islamic scholar explains why!
“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 their sleeping places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great,and merciful also!” [Quran 4:34]
Islamic clerics never cease to amaze us with their dazzling intellects and their incredible application of truly dizzying logics. Here we have an interview from some MEMRI TV, where a reporter (and I use that term very loosely) has an Islamic Scholar [cleric] explaining the proper ways to beat your wife (or wives as the case may be)!
All of the contents below are captioned, because after you watch this video you are probably going to need to read it again since you aren’t going to believe your eyes [I mean ears] the first time around.
Reporter: Would you believe that the European women in our times, yearns for a husband who would be like a guardian to her? I would like to provide the viewers with some statistics: 90% of British women do not want to marry a weak man, who sits down and cries the moment there is a problem. They say: No, such a man looks more like a woman. We want a manly man. Wife beating is a serious accusation [leveled against Islam]. Let us examine this matter bit by bit.
Cleric: Allah honored wives by instating the punishment of beatings.
Reporter: Honored them with beatings? How is this possible?!
Cleric: The Prophet Muhammad said: “Don’t beat her in the face, and do not make her ugly.
See how she is honored? If the husband beats his wife, he must not beat her in the face!”
Even when he beats her, he must not curse her. This is incredible! He beats her in order to discipline her. In addition, there must not be more than ten beatings, and he must not break her bones, injure her, break her teeth, or poke her in the eye... There is a beating etiquette. If he beats to discipline her, he must not raise his hand high. He must beat her from chest level only.
All these things honor thy woman!
She is in need of discipline!!
How should the husband discipline her? Through admonishment!!!
If she is not deterred, he should then refuse to share the bed with her [have sex with her].
If she is not repentant, he should beat her, but there are rules to the beatings. It is forbidden to beat her in the face or make her ugly. When you beat her you must not curse her. Islam forbids this…[?]
Reporter: With what should he beat her? With his bare hands? With an iron rod?
Cleric: If he beats her, the beatings should not be hard, so that they do not leave a mark. He can beat her with a short rod. He must avoid beating her in the face or in places in the head where it hurts. [I believe it is to HIDE these injury visible marks]
The beatings should be on the body and should not come one right after the other. These are all choices made during the process, but beatings are allowed only as a last resort.
The honoring of the wife in Islam is also evident in the fact that the punishment of beating is permissible in one case only: when she refuses to sleep with him.
Reporter: When she refuses to sleep with him?
Cleric: Yes, because where else could the husband go? He wants her, but she refuses. He should begin with admonishment and threats…
Reporter: Allow me to repeat this. A man cannot beat his wife… over food or drink.
Cleric: Beatings are permitted only in this case, which the husband cannot do without.
So, what do you think? Do all of you non-muslim women YEARN for a man who will beat you and instill some discipline in you? And by “discipline”, of course, I mean sexual desire – because the only time it’s acceptable to beat a woman is when she doesn’t want to have sex.
I mean personally I have found that the best way to warm a girl up to amorous advances is with a little punching bag foreplay, but I’m sure you already knew that, right?