Islamic apologists in the West insist that Islam only allows men to beat their wives “lightly.” But who decides what is a “light” and what is a “heavy” beating?
“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34
Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” — Aisha (Sahih Muslim 2127)
“Saudi man whipped, handcuffed and scalded his wife with hot water, cops say,” by Charles Rabin, Miami Herald, October 18, 2017:
A worker on the 10th floor of a Miami Beach hotel was confronted by a Saudi Arabian woman Monday morning who “begged for help” after saying she had been beaten by her husband, police said.
When police arrived they said they found a traumatized family with children who had bruises on their faces from being slapped and a woman who had been whipped, handcuffed and who had scalding water poured on her.
Abdullah Alhorir, 34, was arrested and charged with battery and false imprisonment. He was taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. His bond was set at $6,500.
“Victim stated that her husband had beaten her with a whip in the hotel room over the course of the past several days,” Miami Beach police officer Glenn Teboe wrote in Alhorir’s arrest affidavit….
She was covered with bruises, police said and her husband tried to coax her back into the room….
Alhorir told police that his wife woke up with marks on her body and blamed him. His wife eventually handed police pictures of their daughters at Walt Disney World a few days before her husband”s arrest. Police said they had bruises on their faces….