Palestinian Leader: ‘A Husband Should Beat His Wife so Long as it Doesn’t Make Her Ugly’

To prevent divorce, one may hit one's wife, but don't do it in a way to make her ugly, Hassan al-Laham said on Palestinian Authority TV.  Giving a step by step guide  telling men how to avoid divorce,  the ‘mutfi tells husbands to first warn the wife and remember that the wife is more than a slave or property.

He then adds that this warning should be “be made with a ‘good word, good treatment and a positive look'.

He added how this ought to be done ‘inside the home' and they must show no problems in their marriage to the outside world.  As well as this, the marital couple will also sleep in separate beds.

The next step is sure to make the wife want to stay, if the others have not done the trick.

If this fails to resolve the tensions, Laham advised the husband to take the next step – hitting, but ‘hitting that does not make her ugly.'

Speaking to the female TV host, he said: ‘In other words, not hitting that will bring the police, and break her hand and cause bleeding, or hitting that makes the face ugly.

‘The hitting is not meant to disfigure, harm or degrade. The hitting will be like a joke. He will hit her jokingly.'  He then repeated: ‘Not a blow that breaks a bone or makes the face ugly.

‘The hitting is a kind of reminder that the love and friendship that Allah commanded is still found between us [the couple].'

There it is, Allah commanded this kind of love and friendship, one that includes hitting, in order to keep divorce from occurring.

Source: The Daily Mail




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