Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi has a blockbuster on his hands. The Islamic writer has a book that has sold out in many bookstores in India. The book lays out in detail how Muslim husbands should beat their wives.
The author supplies a how-to account on spousal abuse, explaining to Muslim men that “it might be necessary to restrain her with strength or even to threaten her.” Such beatings presumably become necessary when a wife does not fulfill her obligations to “beautify herself” or fulfill the desires of her husband or leave the home without his permission.
Then there are the different methods of corporal punishment from beating with “hand or stick” to pulling ears. However, in a humanitarian gesture, the author advises that husbands should “refrain from beating her excessively.” This is only the latest book or personality to remind Muslim men that they have a right if not an obligation to beat their wives (here and here and here). Even in Afghanistan, where U.S. women continue to sacrifice to prop up the Karzai government, women have again been called inferior to men. Now a how-to book on beating Muslim women is a sellout success. This is one book reading party that women may want to miss.
Source: Toronto Sun