Fun time Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-’Arifi on a Ramadhan show (shown on LBC network) explains to young men the steps toward beating their wives:
1. Admonish them
2. Move out of the bedroom
3…and I’m quoting here:
If neither method works with her, what is the third option?Guest: “‘And beat them.’”
Al-’Arifi: “That’s right. How is this beating performed? What do you think?”
Guest: “Light beatings.”
Al-’Arifi: “Light beatings in what way?”
Guest:” For example, I wouldn’t beat her in the face…”
Al-’Arifi: “Beating in the face is forbidden, even when it comes to animals. When a person is beating an animal… Even if you want your camel or donkey to start walking, you are not allowed to beat it in the face. If this is true for animals, it is all the more true when it comes to humans. So beatings should be light and not in the face.
Next week on the show: stoning those pesky women who don’t cover their face..
Every bit of this post is absolutely real except that last sentence. Kind of speaks for itself, eh?