Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Examiner: Muslim cleric explains wife beating

"Egyptian Cleric Galal Al-Khatib gave a “sermon” which aired on Al-Rahma TV on December 24, 2008."

"One of the husband's rights is to discipline his wife if she is disobedient. What does the word 'disobedience' mean? Disobedience is to leave the house without the husband's permission, to refuse to obey the husband in bed, to speak to the husband impolitely, or to do the opposite of what he likes. All these are forms of disobedience.

"Religious law has instated several measures of disciplining a disobedient wife. These measures must be followed consecutively. You cannot jump to the third measure before despairing of the second, and you cannot jump to the second before despairing of the first. The order must be followed.

"The first measure for reforming a disobedient wife is to admonish her. The husband should talk to her gently, reminding her of God, and reminding her that if she wants to enter Paradise, she must obey him. He must tell her that by pleasing her husband, she pleases God, and that his rights supersede the rights of her parents."

Please be so kind as to click the headline link and read the whole thing. As for me, a simple person, I'd want a mere 5 minutes with any man who'd follow the above tenets.

Thanks to The War on Guns for the link.

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