Please explain “misinterpretation,”- thank you!
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The Qur’an (4:34) tells men to beat their disobedient wives after first warning them and then sending them to sleep in separate beds. This is, of course, an extremely controversial verse, and many Islamic spokesmen and others in the West deny that it has anything to do with wife-beating, so it is worth noting how several translators render the key word here, ÙˆÙŽØ§Ø¶Ù’Ø±ÙØ¨ÙÙˆÙ‡ÙÙ†ÙŽÙ‘, waidriboohunna.
Pickthall: “and scourge them”
Yusuf Ali: “(And last) beat them (lightly)”
Al-Hilali/Khan: “(and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful)”
Shakir: “and beat them”
Sher Ali: “and chastise them”
Khalifa: “then you may (as a last alternative) beat them”
Arberry: “and beat them”
Rodwell: “and scourge them”
Sale: “and chastise them”
Asad: “then beat them”
If that is not enough, you are welcome to take it up with this Islamic cleric here, who teaches Saudi men how to beat their wife’s correctly….
Or, you could check this out here, where agitated CAIR rep Omer Subhani Â gets a beating from eminent scholar Robert Spencer
Marriage guides promote domestic violence
Same old s#*t: Â Muslims get caught and the obligatory whining and howling begins. Â Given that this has gone on for quite a long time now you would think that severe measures are being taken to deal with this and remedy the situation, but I’m afraid we will hear and see domestic violence by these misunderstanders of Islam for years to come.
Some Sydney Islamic bookshops and online stores are selling guide books to marriage which encourage domestic violence.
A Current Affair reports one of the books, titledÂ An Excellent Husband, contains a passage that advises it is okay for husbands to beat their wives.
“The Muslim husband wins the heart of his wife so she does not disobey him in anything.
“If they are guilty of open lewdness, then refuse to share their beds … beat them, but not severely,” the passage reads.
But Rebecca Kaye, an Australian who converted to Islam seven years ago, told the program the reference to beating in the book was a misinterpretation of a verse from the Koran.
“Islam does not promote the beating of women,” she said.
“In Islamic … and non-Islamic households, domestic violence is a crime.”
“That’s regardless of what appears in these books … or those who use religion to excuse an attack on a woman.”