Lunacy! Islamic Group Airs Interview: ‘Wife-Beating is a Beautiful Blessing’

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

According the the Quran:

“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34

Let me just say that wife-beating is absolutely not normal nor beautiful. It is ABUSE! If my husband swung at me, you can bet your sweet tea he would be getting an iron skillet to the face. Allowing your husband to physically harm you does not make you closer and it is not a blessing.

An Australian-based Islamic group put out a Facebook video featuring two Muslim women, which was filmed during an all-women’s event in Sydney. They condone domestic violence and describing the beatings as “beautiful blessings.”

Michaelia Cash of Australia’s Federal Minister for Women said, “The Facebook video posted by Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia condoning and encouraging violence against women is abhorrent. These attitudes have no place in modern Australia. Domestic violence is abuse – plain and simple. It is not ‘a beautiful blessing’ as the video describes it.”

Silma Ihram of the Australian Muslim Women’s Association claimed that Islam in no way condones violence, but the video makes it clear that the Qur’an actually mandates that men beat their wives.

The conversation about praising the beatings a husband give his wife start just after the 13 minute mark:

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