Islamic Instruction Given on Proper Wife-Beating Techniques

A YouTube posted instructional video has stirred up controversy over Islamic teachings to husbands to beat their wives when necessary, for instance to keep them under obedience to such requirements as not to leave the home unaccompanied by a male of the household and not without permission. (YouTube photo)

The Daily Mail – A Qatari sociologist caused outrage for posting an online tutorial instructing Muslim men on how to beat their wives. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazraj uploaded the footage to his Al-Mojtama YouTube channel reportedly of him teaching men to punish their wives under Islamic law.

He is seen in the footage demonstrating techniques on a young boy as he tells the camera: “Some people punch her or slap her on the face. That’s not allowed . . . Look how merciful Islam is. The Prophet forbade striking the face.”

Al-Ansari added, “Slapping the face, hitting the head, punching the nose, all of this is prohibited. The beating is for discipline.”

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