Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Beating your wife (misconception)



we are still waiting to see how the Arabic text wadribuhunna is beating your wife. When the word Darb can have up to 16 meanings... Many muffasirun disagree it saying beat your wife...

The Quran study shows us how different muffasirun give different interpretations... One states Strike a deal with them, another states move out I.e walk out from them untill you calm down.

There's many interpretations... And the main point is we  have Sahih Hadith where Prophet Muhammed Pbuh Never Hit a women in his life nor a slave.

 ولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ شَيْئًا قَطُّ بِيَدِهِ وَلَا امْرَأَةً وَلَا خَادِمًا إِلَّا أَنْ يُجَاهِدَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ
“Aisha reported that Allah's Messenger, may Allah bless him, never beat anyone with his hand, neither a woman nor a servant, but only, in the case when he had been fighting in the cause of Allah …” (Sahih Muslim, Hadith 4296)

Tafsir Ibn Kathir, chapter 68:
Imam Ahmad recorded that `A’ishah said, “The Messenger of Allah never struck a servant of his with his hand, nor did he ever hit a woman. He never hit anything with his hand, except for when he was fighting Jihad in the cause of Allah. And he was never given the option between two things except that the most beloved of the two to him was the easiest of them, as long as it did not involve sin. If it did involve sin, then he stayed farther away from sin than any of the people. He would not avenge himself concerning anything that was done to him, except if the limits of Allah were transgressed. Then, in that case he would avenge for the sake of Allah.”

From the above Hadiths you can see Aisha (RA) has reported that Prophet Muhammed Pbuh never Beat a Women or Slave. You can't get more clear then that. The allegations made by anti Muslims that Prophet Muhammed Pbuh hit his wife Aisha (RA) is a lie since Aisha (RA) has told us as recorded from the above Hadith that Prophet Muhammed Pbuh Never hit a Women. Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (3895) and Ibn Majaah (1977), also quoted in Imam Ghazzali's Ihya Ulum-Id-Din, Marriage section:
"The best of you is the one who is best to his wife, and I am the best of you to my wives."

Dr shabir Ally wrote a paper that the text doesn't mean beat your wife... Infact the word beat is not even in the text.. Read Surah 20:17-18 when Moses Pbuh says he uses His Staff to BEAT THE LEAVES .. (Wa ahushu) BEAT

In fact Imam Habib Alli one the meaning of Darb could be love and Romance, I.e show her love. 

Note Prophet Muhammed Pbuh was against man beating his wife :


Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zam'a:
The Prophet said, "None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day."
(Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 132)


Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (3895) and Ibn Majaah (1977), also quoted in Imam Ghazzali's Ihya Ulum-Id-Din, Marriage section:
"The best of you is the one who is best to his wife, and I am the best of you to my wives."

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