Is there any Ayah in the Quran which allows husbands punish their wives because of disobedience?
Yes, there is. The ayah in the Quran says:
Also, there is a hadith in "Sahih Muslim" that backs up the ayah above:
And before you jump to any concluion. You need to know read the rest of the answer...
Q1/ when are we allowed to beat them ?
Q2/ Is there another solution ?
Actually, yes. There are 2 other solutions before reaching this level. The 1st soltuion in the verse says:
the 2nd solution,
If the problem still persists and instead of divorce, the husband may resort to another measure that may save the marriage, at least in some cases. Then he would use the last solution.
Note: You must note that you are not allowed to jump to the 3rd solution(beating your wife) directly. You use the 3rd solution only when you have tried the 2 solutions above.
What kind of beating ?
Islam has specific guidelines that a Muslim must follow if he wants to beat his wife.
1st of all, It must be a light striking.
Miswak is a thin rod [Picture here] that Arabs used to use to clean their teeth. Much like a tooth brush. By choosing the miswak as a tool,
Another limitation is that we are not allowed to beat the face of an animal.In the hadith of the prophet:
If it is forbidden to beat an animal on the face. Then by default you are not allowed to beat a muslim(male/female) on the face.
Also, Allah has asked us in the Quran to be patient with our wives:
In the Quran:
Another solution in the Quran is:
Not to mention the tens of verses that asks us to be patient. We should not ignore all these verses and attack our wives directly.
Furthermore the prophet didn't ever hit his wives or any slave. When you read his life he would always solve the problems without resorting to beating them. He even said those who don't beat their wives are the best of men. In the hadith:
In the Sunnah:
and in another hadith, Nu’man ibn Basheer reported:
Source: Musnad Ahmad 17927
And as a Muslim we should imitate the characteristics and follow the life of the prophet Mohamed (PBUH). The quran says:
But why does the Quran say we should beat them while the prophet didn't raise his hands over any women ?
To answer this question you should know that Islamic teachings are universal in nature. They respond to the needs and circumstances of diverse times, cultures and circumstances. Some measures may work in some cases and cultures or with certain persons but may not be effective in others. By definition, a "permissible" act is neither required, encouraged nor forbidden. So may be beating the wife would in some cultures would actually help the relationship between the husband and the wife.
Note how the verse ended with a warning from allah to those who would cause severe damage, abuse this verse or would not follow the other commands before hitting his wife. Allah has said that he is the exalted and the Grand. he must know that allah is capable of punishing him in this life and in the afterlife just as he punished his wife. And there is no punishment like the punishment of allah.
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