Ever had a long day at work and come home to find a disobedient wife? Ever developed an urge at 3am in the morning and your wife is not providing you her services? Well if you are Muslim, you are in luck! According to Surah 4:34 (seen below) it is permissible to lightly beat your wife if she does not act in obedience to your commands.
This topic has been around for centuries but just recently the Council of Islamic Ideology chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani spoke to journalists in Pakistan discussing passing legislation to lightly beat wives. Although the council cannot pass any laws themselves, they can suggest the legislating bodies to enact a law.
Some may wonder why the hell is such a law being presented in 2016. Well, It seems as though this is an act of retaliation to a law recently passed which focused on making it easier for women to report domestic abuse and introducing safety procedures until matters are resolved. Naturally, the committee found this Un-Islamic as it gives women more power than heavenly ordained.
According to verse 2:282 in the Quran, if a woman testified as being raped, two male witnesses needs to be provided. If that is not available, then one male and two females would do the trick. Allah makes it quite apparent that women’s value in society is half that of men. This aspect is brought up many times in the Quran and the most astonishing thing about it all is that Muslim women find no problem with this issue. Woman have always been an object in Islam, one that should be covered, kept underneath and behind men. But this does not stop Muslim women to strengthen their beliefs in Islam. Unfortunately, cherry picking verses is very common for these individuals as they need to keep providing themselves with confirmation bias to stay sane.
Some claim these verses are not literal and Allah is providing insights to how women should act towards their bread winners. Unfortunately this runs into the problem of what parts of the Quran should be taken literally and what parts not. But most take the teachings of the Quran word for word and accept their creator’s decree no matter how unfair they may seem, they assume Allah is all-knowing. The disparity in men and women’s rights in Islam raises a bigger question about the faith overall which will be discussed in a later topic! In the meantime, post what you think are good arguments to present to devout Muslimeens when discussing beating in Islam.
It is the year 2016 and what two people do in the privacy of their own homes is still a topic for discussion. This most certainly is thanks to the remaining conservatives of this country, and the other type of conservatives that are scattered all over the Islamic territories of this world.
I would like to begin by congratulating society for legalizing gay marriage. Although this is definitely a feat to be proud of, it’s really kind of sad… If it takes due process and law to give back people a part of their nature, we indeed are screwed. Wake up, it’s faith that was keeping this from happening all these years. According to many “Holy Scriptures,” gays are mentioned as those who have transgressed too far from God’s will and must be, in many cases, punished by death.
How hard is it to realize how insane this idea is? Even the best of machines have some manufacturing defects but damn… Did God really have to make gays in order to test his devout minions on making sure they don’t allow them to do what they want? If nature truly shows us signs of homosexuality in other forms of life how difficult is it to assume it may have a natural significance in organic life. From simple deduction, one can assume homosexuality is nature’s method of population control. Or maybe not, it may just be a statistical anomaly of a certain group of offspring to receive a genetic variation that prevents it’s own legacy to continue. Simply a statistical error that causes them to receive a different form of genetic coding and hormonal development.
Regardless of the science, it is an idea that really shows how much faith has had an influence on fiscal policies today. On a positive note, legalization of marriage does prove that closet-atheist do lurk inside the halls of the U.S. governing bodies… Now it is just a matter of time!