"Wife Beating" in the Quran - "the 4:34 dance"

The Quran, chapter 4 (An-Nisa), verse 34


But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them.

Comment: Ask a Muslim to defend this! Wiki article is interesting.

Muslim feminist writer Asra Q. Nomani has argued: Indeed, Muslim scholars and leaders have long been doing what I call "the 4:34 dance" -- they reject outright violence against women but accept a level of aggression that fits contemporary definitions of domestic violence
In contrast:

1 comment:

  1. How does your son-in-law do with this one? Or have you dared? Or, for that matter, your daughter?

    Side note is that I think most guys with just one wife would have trouble implementing the second step. (maybe that's why so many rich Muslims had harems?)


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