In his Quran and Hadith Muhammad legitimised the beating of a wife in the event of any dispute. Violence, beating and physical power become the basis of marital relationships and traditions in the Muslim society for solving any problem.  Muhammad said in his Quran: “As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (next) refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them; but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of further punishment)”.


So first the husband has to advise his wife, if she is not convinced, he shall abandon her sexually. If this doesn’t work, finally he has the right to punish and beat his wife.  In the last part of the sentence, the fairness of Muhammad is shown by saying “If the wife accepts the husband’s conditions, the husband shall stop beating her, because if he continues, this is cruelty”. And Muhammad is against cruelty!

Muhammad himself had beaten his wife Aisha, hitting her on the chest. Muhammad also said “The man has to hang his whip in a place where the whole family can see it” and further, “Man shall not be questioned as to the reason why he beats his family”.

Muhammad’s orders of Female Circumcisions.

Muhammad adopted the Bedouin tradition of cutting away the clitoris by saying that circumcision is an obligation for men, and an honorable deed for women. Muhammad explained the reason behind cutting away the clitoris: a woman may ejaculate before the man!! Why is this a problem? Because it will lead her to conceive a boy with female traits. This is what Bedouins try to avoid for their sons, as the woman is a symbol of weakness for Bedouins, they want their sons to be strong, fierce and violent.

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