Of course wives had to be excluded, because of what the Qur’an says and what Muhammad is reported to have done.
“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)
(ANSAmed) – RABAT, FEBRUARY 15 – Morocco’s parliament has approved legislation against violence on women. It took 1,200 days for MPs to approve law 103-13, also known as ‘Hakkauoi law’, after Family and Solidarity Minister Bassima Hakkaoui who promoted it.
The legislation obtained its second and final approval on Valentine’s Day with 168 yes votes and 55 nays and is considered a step forward to promote gender equality.
The law’s first vote dates back to June 2006, when 83 lawmakers voted in favor and 22 against.
The legislation now extends the term violence to acts of aggression and abuse via text messages, vocal messages or photos, sexual exploitation, aggression and abuse in the workplace and harshens punishment in situations like pregnancy or in the event that violence is perpetrated by people who are known to the victim, like colleagues. However, the legislation does not contemplate spousal abuse, a controversial issue in civil society.
From now on, someone who abuses a woman on the street can be sentenced to six months in prison while someone who forces a minor into marriage can get one year. However, prosecuting spousal violence is still difficult, although the national council for human rights CNDH has urged an amendment to the legislation in this sense. Article 486 of the Moroccan criminal code punishes sexual violence but is ambiguous in its definition, according to experts….