2016-2021 - In regards to the CII bill to let Islamic men beat their wives... just 'lightly' - backed by their religion



Quran (4:34) - "Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great."  Contemporary translations sometimes water down the word 'beat', but it is the same one used in verse 8:12 and clearly means 'to strike'.

Quran (38:44) - "And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with it, and do not break your oath..."  Allah telling Job to beat his wife (Tafsir).





Pakistani men can beat wives ‘lightly,’ Islamic council says

In the 75-page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman. The proposal bans forceful beating, saying only a small stick is necessary to instill fear.

The Council of Islamic Ideology is a powerful constitutional body that advises the Pakistani legislature whether laws are in line with the teachings of Islam.

Its proposed bill is seen as a response to the rejected Punjab Women Protection bill for abused women. The council shunned it as “un-Islamic” and wrote its own bill, which includes the recommendation for the light beating.

“A husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take bath after intercourse or menstrual periods,” Pakistan’s Express-Tribune newspaper cited the proposal as saying.

The proposal also calls for a beating if a woman does not wear a hijab, if she interacts with strangers, speaks too loudly or gives others cash without her husband’s permission, according to the newspaper.






After the top constitutional body on Islamic laws recommended ‘a light beating’ for women’ sparking outrage, the body’s chairman softened his tone stating ‘violence’ is not permissible in the religion.

“Do not try to relate our proposal (on beating women) with violence. Light beating does not mean violence,” explained Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Chairman Mualana Muhammad Khan Sherani after a press briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.








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Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan urged on Monday National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser to refer the bill criminalising domestic abuse to the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) for its opinion, as objections were raised on it after it was passed from the NA and returned with amendments from the Senate.




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Additional Notes: https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/wife-beating.aspx

According to the DOJ (1, 2), about two dozen honor killings occur in the United States each year.  In 91% of the cases, the victim is perceived as being "too Westernized."