Qur’an 4:34 states:
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.
The relevant aspects here are in bold above: good women are obedient. Wives, daughters, sisters, and so forth. If a Muslim man even fears disobedience (opening the door for divinely enabled paranoia), Allah provides beatings as an option.
And that’s the bottom line. Allah says you can hit disobedient or potentially disobedient women. Stories like the one below are the consequence of Allah’s compassion and mercy in the Qur’an upon the basest instincts of humankind: Lash out in violence when you don’t get the respect and submission you feel entitled to.
“Muslim parents charged with beating Bordesley Green daughter over Facebook fling,” by Jeanette Oldham for the Sunday Mercury, August 15 (thanks to Twostellas):
Parents of a Muslim girl have been charged with beating and imprisoning their daughter after they discovered she had been in an alleged secret relationship with a man she met on Facebook.
Husband and wife Abdul Aziz and Parveen Akhtar, of Bordesley Green, Birmingham, are in police custody after they were arrested by West Midlands Police.
Mr Aziz, 47, has been charged with false imprisonment, two counts of making threats to kill, and assault. Mrs Akhtar, 44, is charged with false imprisonment and two assault charges.
The couple are due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on August 23.
It is understood the case relates to claims that the parents held their 19-year-old daughter prisoner at the family home on Fourth Avenue, Bordesley Green, for 11 days between April 24 and May 5.
The alleged victim is understood to have claimed that she was not allowed to leave the property during that time, and was kept under constant supervision, while the doors and windows of the house were kept locked.
The assault charges relate to claims that the parents allegedly assaulted their daughter. It is understood the victim claims she was punched, kicked and assualted [sic] with a broomstick.
It is understood the alleged events occurred after the parents, said to be traditional Muslims, learned of their daughter’s relationship with a man she had apparently met through Facebook, the online social networking site.
Sources close to the case claim the parents had wanted an arranged marriage for their daughter.
The young woman is understood to have at one stage left her family home to stay with her boyfriend in London, although she later returned to live with her parents….