Islam, religion of peace and beating women

Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie


There is a world and there are different ways to give substance to our world view. As a rule, you could assume that politicians want the best for us, because they were chosen by us. Where we live and who controls the political scepter at an 'x' moment largely determines our world view. In addition, we are dealing with world religions that at some point in history managed to gain enough credibility to survive the centuries and left a social stigma or inprint on us, but which can be assumed to be intended as a guide goods.

The Western world and Western thinking focuses on understanding and tolerance and equality of people. A praiseworthy endeavor that is not always implemented. However, the intention is there and over the centuries a learning path has emerged that has led to what the Western world is today.

There have always been emi and immigration flows, the large population movements in Europe in the year 400 already bear witness to this, but these are movements that are known because they were recorded in writing. There have of course also been tribal movements before this date.

America itself is a melting pot of all sorts of nationalities that desperately produce the 'American'. So nothing new under the sun, right? Indeed?

Western thinking is now confronted with other ways of thinking of population flows that we allow into our Western society. This does not have to be problematic as long as it does not conflict with our world view and our principles of equality.


What about that actually? There is still much room for improvement in the position of women in the free West, but progress has not been small. There is nothing in terms of occupation in the West that a woman cannot / may not exercise. We strive for equal rights and pay. That does not always happen, but the intention is there.

Women are in charge of their own bodies and it is not for nothing that the women's movement had the motto: 'boss in our own belly'.(abortion) That has not always been the case and not so long ago women had to fight for the right to vote. But the ideas in the free West did not get stuck in the biblical books of the Old Testament from a good thousand years ago. Western thinking is evolving in nature and increasingly focuses on justice and equality.

What about the religion of the large group of entrants, people who generally follow Islam as a guideline?

The Quran begins with a beautiful phrase, the guidelines, laws and commandments are introduced by a first sentence that is hopeful in nature: In the name of Allah the Merciful the Merciful. That sentence promises that something beautiful will follow, for how is God described? "As merciful and full of grace." There is apparently forgiveness (mercy) and there is mercy, you want to continue with that, you can trust yourself with that. Let us look at the practice.

"Islam and the treatment of" disobedient women. "


Yes, but only if she doesn't do what he asks. The beating must stop if the wife meets her husband's requirements. Behind verbal abuse and beating, hitting is intended as a last resort for submission. (especially that phrase: submission)

According to her testimony in the Hadith, Mohammed physically beat his favorite wife before leaving the house without his permission. It is not known how he treated his less fortunate women.


Quran (4:34) - "Men are the managers of women because Allah has made some of them to surpass others and because they spend their possessions, the good women are therefore obedient, guard the unseen as Allah has guarded, and those of whoever fears you desertion, point them out and leave them alone in the sleeping places and hit them, and if they then obey you, seek no further punishment against them, surely Allah is High, Great.

Quran (38:44) - "And take a green branch in your hand and hit it with it and do not break your oath ..." Allah tells Job that he must beat his wife (Tafsir). 


Hadith en Sira

Sahih Bukhari (72: 715) - A woman came to Mohammed and begged him to stop her husband  beating her. Her skin was bruised so badly that it was described as "greener" than the green veil she wore. Muhammad did not admonish her husband, but instead ordered her to return and submit to his sexual desires.

Sahih Bukhari (72: 715) - "Aisha said," I have not seen another woman suffer as much pain as the believing women. "Mohammed's own wife complained that Muslim women were being abused worse than other women.

Sahih Muslim (4: 2127) - One evening Mohammed beat his favorite wife, Aisha, when she left the house without his permission. Aisha says: "He hit me in the chest, causing me pain."

Sahih Muslim (9: 3506) - Mohammed's father-in-law (Abu Bakr and Umar) amused the prophet by beating their wives (Aisha and Hafsa) because they irritated him. According to the Hadith, the prophet of Islam laughed after this event.


Abu Dawud (2141) - "Iyas bin" Abd Allah bin Abi Dhubab reported the apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) saying: Do not strike Allah's maidservants, but when 'Omar came to the apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) and said: women are bold towards their husbands, he (the prophet) gave permission to beat them. "*

Mohammed initially forbade men to beat their wives. But as the Hadith indicates, he withdrew this once it was reported that women became more bold towards their husbands. Beatings in an Islamic marriage was sometimes considered necessary to keep the woman in place.

 Abu Dawud (2142) - "The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: a man will not be asked why he struck his wife." The authenticity of this story is characterized as daif (weak), but a similar verse from Sunan Ibn Majah 3: 9: 1986 is called Hasan (sufficient).

Abu Dawud (2126) - "A man from the Ansar named Basrah said:" I married a virgin woman in her veil. When I met her, I found her pregnant (I reported this to the prophet). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "She will be the sex slave, because you have made her vagina lawfully yours. The child will be your slave. When she has given birth to her, you must scourge her," Muslim man thinks he has a virgin for wife, then finds out she is pregnant, Mohammed tells him to treat the woman like a sex slave and then beat her after she has given birth to the child. (Despite multiple sources of tradition, this Hadith classified as a daif).

Ibn Ishaq / Hisham 969 - Requires that a married woman be "put in a separate room and lightly beaten" if she "acts sexually toward others." According to the Hadith, this can be just as small a crime as just being alone with a man she is not related to.

Kash-shaf (the revelator) of al-Zamkhshari (Volume 1, p. 525) - [Mohammed said] "Hang up your scourge where your wife can see it"


What about the modern times?

Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradhawi, one of the most respected Muslim clerics in the world, once made the famous (and somewhat ridiculous statement) that "it is forbidden to beat your wife unless it is necessary." He further said that "someone can only hit to protect Islamic behavior," and there is no doubt that beating the woman is a matter of religious sanction.

Dr. Muzammil Saddiqi, the former president of ISNA (the Islamic Association of North America), a regular Muslim organization, says it is important that a woman "recognizes the authority of her husband at home" and that he can use physical strength if he " is certain that it would improve the situation. "


Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the head of Al-Azhar, the most prestigious institution of Sunni Islam, says that "light beating" and "punching" are part of a program to "reform women".

CAIRs Dr. Jamal Badawi endorses corporal punishment as "another measure that can save the marriage". Badawi suggests that hitting serves as a warning for more serious consequences if she tries to leave.

The Egyptian clergyman, Abd al-Rahman Mansour, said in a TV broadcast in 2012 that, apart from discouraging the woman from filing for divorce, the beating would inspire the woman to "treat him with kindness and respect, and know that her husband has a higher status "than she."

During the 2010 Ramadan, another cleric named Sa'd Arafat said the woman was "honored" by a beating

An undercover report from progressive Sweden in 2012 visited 10 mosques and discovered that beaten women were actually advised not to report the abuse to the police. These women have also been told that they must submit to non-consensual 'sex' with their husbands. (In Western thinking that is rape in marriage).


In the birthplace of Islaam, about half of Saudi women are beaten at home. "Hands and sticks are mainly used in beating women, followed by men's head coverings and, to a lesser extent, sharp objects." 

In 2016, the Council for Islamic Ideology proposed a bill - ironically called the protection of women against violence - which actually included exceptions for the cheating of bold wives.

According to Islamic law, a husband can beat his wife for one of the following four reasons:

- She's not trying to make herself more beautiful for him.
- She refuses to fulfill his sexual demands
- She leaves the house without his permission or for "legitimate reason"
- She neglects her religious duties

Each of these are also sufficient grounds for divorce.


In the past, respected Koran scholars interpreted verse 4:34 with impressive frankness. Tabari said it means "to admonish them, but if they refused to repent, tie them up in their homes and beat them until they obey Allah's commandments to you." Qurtubi told women abusers to prevent bone fractures, if possible, but added that "it is not a crime if it leads to death."

Muslim apologists sometimes say that Muhammad ordered women not to be harmed, but that they base this on what he said before or during a battle, such as in Bukhari (59: 447) when Muhammad issued an order for all Qurayza men to be killed and to take the women and children as slaves. (Killing your husband and the women forced into sexual slavery is apparently not qualified as "harm" according to the Islamic model).

But in fact there are a number of cases in which Mohammed had women killed in the most brutal way. One was Asma bint Marwan, a mother or five, who wrote a poem in which she criticized the Medinans for accepting Mohammed after ordering the murder of an older man. In this case, the murderers in the service of the prophet literally lifted an infant from her breast and stabbed her to death.


After taking Mecca in 630, Mohammed also ordered the murder of a woman slave who had only made songs to mock him. The Hadith are full of reports of women 'planted' in the ground at Muhammad's command and stoned to death for sexual immorality - yet the prophet of Islam encouraged his own men to rape women who had been imprisoned in battle (Abu Dawood 2150, Muslim 3433) and did not punish them for killing non-Muslim women (as Khalid ibn Walid repeatedly did - see Ibn Ishaq 838 and 856).

In summary, according to the Quran, Hadith, and Islamic law, a woman can indeed be physically harmed if circumstances warrant it, in the case of disobedience. This certainly does not mean that all Muslim men beat their wives, only that Islam allows them to do so. "

This will lead to clashes between worldviews and our legislation, who will stand up for this. Who dares to testify and then return home? A home where "boldness" is punished. We are all headed for worrying times.


San Daniel 2019


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07/11/2019 04:39

Reacties (2) 

08/11/2019 00:48
Een mooie gedachte, de vrijheid van godsdienst in onze grondwet....

Hang them high!
08/11/2019 03:15
like really high
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