Q’s A-ed by Theresa Corbin
The need for answers is huge, as I discovered from last week’s Q&A post and from life in general.
So here are 5 more of your burning questions about Islam- and more- answered to the best of my ability.
Q1: Why are there so many different opinions on whether it is OK or not allowed for a husband to beat his wife?
A1: When thinking about subject matter of such importance, you have to wonder whether people are allowing their inner most desires to influence there verdicts rather that the truth. To be sure, the opinions of modern day imams are not being influenced by their desire, we need to go back to what the early scholars of Islam took as the Prophet’s Muhammad’s (Peace be upon him) meaning.
Taking into account that the Prophet (PBUH) never hit any woman, expressly forbade people to do so, and that the verse stating it is allowed can be translated very differently; any sane person can come to the conclusion that beating one’s wife is forbidden. Read more