“Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great” (Qur’an 4:34).
An Iranian woman, beaten every day by her husband, asked a court to tell him only to beat her once a week….
“Just tell him to beat me once a week … Beating is part of his nature and he cannot stop it,” Maryam told the court.
The Tehran court found the man guilty and banned him from beating the wife, the paper said.
“If I do not beat her, she will not be scared enough to obey me,” the husband said.