Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Does Islam allow Wife Beating?(1)

"Woman was made from the rib of man, She wasn't created from his head to top him, Nor from his feet to be stepped upon, She was made from his side to be closer to him, From beneath his arm to be protected by him, Near his heart to be loved by him"

There is a common misconception about Islam allowing the men to have more control on their wives and beat them although this is not really the truth about it...

I found a great article explaining the reality about that issue from both Quran (The holly book of Islam) and Sunnah (Sayings and teachings of Muhammad PBUH the prophet of Islam)...
And I divided it into 3 parts to make it easy for you to read...

So, these are the real original teachings of Islam no matter some Muslims don't act according to it and are treating their women in such a bad way.

This doesn't change the fact Islam gave Women all her rights...

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Commenting on this issue, Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi , former President of the Islamic Society of North America, states:
1-(How a Muslim husband must treat his wife)

According to the Qur'an the relationship between the husband and wife should be based on mutual love and kindness.

Allah says: "And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect." (Ar-Rum: 21)
The Qur'an urges husbands to treat their wives with kindness.[In the event of a family dispute, the Qur'an exhorts the husband to treat his wife kindly and not to overlook her positive aspects].

Allah Almighty says: “Live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and Allah brings about through it a great deal of good.” (An-Nisa’: 19)

It is important that a wife recognizes the authority of her husband in the house. He is the head of the household, and she is supposed to listen to him.

But the husband should also use his authority with respect and kindness towards his wife. If there arises any disagreement or dispute among them, then it should be resolved in a peaceful manner.
Spouses should seek the counsel of their elders and other respectable family members and friends to batch up the rift and solve the differences.

2-(Men and responsibility of family leading by wisdom in case of conflicts)

However, in some cases a husband may use some light disciplinary action in order to correct the moral infraction of his wife, but this is only applicable in extreme cases and it should be resorted to if one is sure it would improve the situation.

However, if there is a fear that it might worsen the relationship or may wreak havoc on him or the family, then he should avoid it completely.

To be continued........

2 comments:

Jousianجوسيان said...

I liked the photo too much, and i'm looking forward to the rest of this series of wonderful articles

جـيـداءGaida said...

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