By Tabitha Korol
The internet provides everything you’d want to know about courtships, weddings, married life, but few of them include the instructions on wife-beating.
There is a brief but enlightening film produced by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and posted on Jihad Watch of a Muslim sociologist who demonstrates the proper wife-beating technique.
Of course, the sociologist assures his audience that Islam is merciful, the man, head of the household, should not beat his wife every day: also to do so lightly, never to hit her face or head, bruise, break bones or cause blood to flow. Cited: Reliance of the Traveller.
The cautionary statement rings hollow when the wife’s bruises will never be seen as she must be covered from head to toe. Should she become inured to the discipline’s sameness, there are other controls and punishments available – all sanctioned by The Religion of Peace.
When is it necessary to beat one’s wife? The sociologist did posit that there are women who prefer domineering, authoritative, and even violent husbands. For the most part, however, beatings are needed when the wife has disobeyed him and the strict Islamic rules of marriage.
She may have refused to wear a hijab, (m:2:7-8, ROTT) or the finery he chose for her; or fancied attending school with the hope of one day having a career and earning a wage. She may have wanted to leave the house unaccompanied or without her husband’s permission.
She is literally under house arrest under Islam
The Shari’a marriage contract notes her virginity status, dowry amount, and it grants sexual intercourse rights to the male: giving him total control over her. Should she refuse his advances, be too ill or too young to have sex, or if she engaged in sex with another man or was raped, he could stop her daily financial maintenance.
Under Islamic sharia, the woman is considered a she-devil, equal to a domestic animal, harmful and with crooked character. Therefore, the husband may disallow her to sleep in his bed, lock her in a room naked and without food.
Should he choose to enact a simple divorce, by repeating, “I divorce you” three times, she receives no more than three months’ maintenance, and she could lose her children older than age seven.
The Muslim husband has the right to accuse his wife of adultery, in which case he might gather his friends and neighbors together to bury her almost up to her shoulders and stone her to death.
The film, The Stoning of Soraya M, portrays the true story of Soraya, in Iran, whose husband Ali convinced their two sons and the townsfolk that she was committing adultery so that he could marry a 14-year-old girl.
The Internet has an actual film of a Syrian woman being stoned to death by ISIS. About four women a day are murdered in “stove bursts” in Pakistan, by husbands or in-laws who claim the wives’ scarves caught fire while they were cooking, coincidental to claims of adultery.
The message is clear: you can be replaced.
We are assured, however, that the discipline of beating, when necessary, is done out of love, and once that is done, life moves on. But from where does this sociologist get the concept of love?
Surely, it is not from the Qur’an, which clearly stipulates that women are inferior and may be taken by force or bought from her parents. There is no Western-style courtship: no dating, no music or dancing under the stars, and no dining in a candlelit café.
In fact, there is no courtship whatsoever.
Rather, an Islamic shari’a marriage is a document, usually signed at the home of the future bride, that grants sexual intercourse rights to the male with complete control over his wife or wives.
Revered Muslim theologian, Imam Ghazali (1058-1111) defined marriage as a form of slavery. The woman is the man’s slave, and her duty therefore is absolute obedience to the husband in all that he asks of her person.
Interestingly, the marriage contract provides four blank spaces to be completed over time. Below the signature of wife number one, there are three more signature lines for future wives: numbers two, three and four.
So there could be three more wives with whom she may share her husband and home. This negates love and devotion: the sanction of polygamy destroys the possibility of fidelity between man and wife, while it also increases rivalry, conflict and stress.
The message is clear: you can be replaced. Not only does the man have the legal right to four wives, but he also has rights to so-called “pleasure marriages.” Only he, not she, has this right. Also, only he, not she, has the right to declare a divorce simply by saying, “I divorce you” three times.
He may even rid himself of the four he has and begin anew, with four wives plus so-called “slave wives.” The Islamic woman is among the poorest and most oppressed in the world, and regardless of her financial station, she is restricted for life.
She cannot be rescued when beaten, and her husband has the right to not provide an explanation to anyone for beating her; for Mohammad the Prophet said, “A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.” Sunan Abu Dawad 11:2142. This must be reassuring.
Muslim societies are based on enslavement – the enslavement of society to the state/ideology of Islamand, and of women enslaved to men. You see, the Saudi woman is always guilty, even if he breaks her ribs during a beating.
She is so victimized that denial of her situation is her only comfort. Muslim women are imprisoned for sexual crimes done by men, yet Islam insists it honors women. The indemnity for the death or injury of a woman is one-half the indemnity paid for a man. (o4.9, ROTT).
In a Muslim society, the woman’s virginity is the basis of the family’s honor, and honor killings are acts of vengeance executed by like-minded family members against another for violating that honor.
Sometimes it is against a female family member for reasons such becoming, they say, “too westernized” for refusing to wear the hijab or for refusing an arranged marriage. Sometimes it is for being the victim of a sexual assault or seeking a divorce, for committing adultery, whether true or not.
The mere perception that a woman has behaved in a dishonorable way is sufficient reason for murder. The methods include stoning, stabbing, beating, mutilation, burning, beheading, hanging, throat slashing, lethal acid attacks, shooting and strangulation.
Women’s advocacy groups suspect that more than 20,000 women are killed worldwide each year. The UK recorded 2,823 such crimes in 2010.
Meanwhile, sex for the male in Islam is a plenteous buffet of alternatives, and he need never be indicted for adultery, pederasty, infant or youth pedophilia, rape or honor killings. He even has permission to engage in sex with his wife’s cadaver within seven hours of her death.
During a televised show in Egypt, Professor Sheikh Sabri Abdul Raeuf, of the Islamic world’s most prestigious madrasa, was asked if it is permissible for a husband to penetrate his wife after death (necrophilia). He replied, “It is not favorable in Islam, however Islamic law considers it as halal.”
In other words, it is permissible, it is not a crime or sin deserving of punishment here or in the hereafter. Men, particularly so-called “courageous” jihadis, are rewarded with sex with perpetually exquisite virgin women, if possible here, or else in the hereafter.
This means women are not just in competition with or threatened by other women (wives) on earth, but also by supermodels in the afterlife. The Religion of Peace offers no peace to women at any time:
They have no such peace in infancy, nor when they are genitally mutilated in childhood, married off against their will, in their adulthood if assigned to a bevy of wives in a polygamous union, and not even after their death.
Is it any wonder at all that there are sexual predators who become Islamic or pursue Islam in order to be the Muslim man to “take this woman?”