Another book at Toronto’s Dundas Square legalizes wife beating under certain conditions

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Muslim Dawah (outreach, “call to Islam”) activists distribute for free at Toronto’s Dundas Square copies of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims, accompanied with a modern interpretation of its verses.

CIJnews has recently obtained a copy of this book, which legalizes “light” wife beating as a last resort to prevent breakup of the family and explains that the beating “must not be severe or damaging and that the face be avoided.”

The following is a excerpt from the book:

Quran, Surah (Chapter) 4 – Al-Nisa’ (The Women), Verse 34:

Men are in charge of women (182) by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard. (183) But those [wives] from whom you fear

arrogance (184) – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them [lightly]. (185) But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.”

[Interpretation:]

182 – This applies primarily to the husband-wife relationship.

183 – i.e., their husbands’ property and their own chastity.

184 – i.e., major rebellion or refusal of basic religious obligations.

185 – This final disciplinary measure is more psychological than psychical. It may be resorted to only after failure of the first two measures and when it is expected to amend the situation and prevent family breakup; otherwise, it is not acceptable. The Prophet PBUH (who never struck a woman or a servant) additionally stipulated that it must not be severe or damaging and that the face be avoided.”

 

Free Islamic literature in Toronto introduces the “true Islam” to non-Muslims

Muslim Dawah (outreach, “call to Islam”) activists at Toronto’s Dundas Square, those affiliated with The Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter (WIIC), distributed during recent years a variety of Islamic literature.

The following are the highlights of some of Islamic books/booklets which were obtained by CIJnews:

  • Homosexuality is a major sin

  • Liberated’ Western women… are trapped in a form of slavery
  • Polygamy is permitted in certain conditions

  • Wife must obey the “commands” of her husband

  • Wife beating is permissible in certain conditions (“Submissive or subdued women… may even enjoy being beaten”)

  • Muslims have a duty to spread the message of Islam in society

  • Prayers to Allah to give Muslims victory over the disbelievers
  • Non-Muslims of an Islamic State have to pay the jizya (poll-tax) tax
  • Punishment of flogging for public intoxication and traffickers

  • Punishment of stoning to death for married adulterers

  • Punishments of amputation (hand and leg), crucifixion and execution in serious crimes
  • Punishment of cutting off the hand for the thief

  • Punishment of execution for apostates
  • Possession of slaves is permissible in certain conditions.

To read snippets from the aforementioned books click HERE.

Status of woman in Islam – The Canadian perspective (click HERE)

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