Friday, November 2, 2007

How not to beat your wife, Islam-style...

Muhammad al-Arifi is his name, a teacher of young men in the finer points of Islamic life. These are his admonishments to young teens in a television show appearance captured by Memri explaining the proper Islamic way of beating your wife.

"If he beats her, the beatings must be light and must not make her face ugly. He must beat her where it will not leave marks. He should not beat her on the hand... He should beat her in some places where it will not cause any damage. He should not beat her like he would beat an animal or a child - slapping them right and left. Unfortunately, many husbands beat their wives only when they get mad, and when they start beating, it as if they are punching a wall – they beat with their hands, right and left, and sometimes use their feet. Brother, it is a human being you are beating. This is forbidden. He must not do this."

That's right, you Islamic teenage boys, it's a HUMAN BEING you're beating. You should beat her only with the utmost respect for her humanity.

Is this sick, or am I just behind the times?

See it here.

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