Quran Says, Beat Your Wife?
Translations Can Give Wrong Impressions
Something very wrong between what is translated and what is meant by the original Arabic.
Women Treatment in Islam
We receive many questions about the treatment of women in Islam in general and what Muslim men do with their wives in particular. The following should help to shed some light on this most important subject.
TRY OUR BEST - IF WE KNOW
MUSLIMS MUST ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH
SOURCES STILL EXIST - UNCHANGED
NOT ALL QUESTIONS ARE REALLY "QUESTIONS"
PREPARE TO CHANGE AND ACCEPT WHAT IS BETTER
GOD'S WAY FOR LIFE ON EARTH
LOOK TO ORIGINAL ARABIC
Ar-rejalu qawwa muna 'alan-nisa'a bima fadhdhallahu ba'dhahum 'ala bi'dhi wa bima anfaqu min amwalihim. Fas-saliHatu qaintat HafaTHatul-lilghaybi bimaa HafiTHal-lahu, wal-lati takhaafuna nushuza hunna fa'iTHuu hunnaa wa hjuruu hunna fiil-lmadhaa ji'i wa-dhribu hunna. Faa'in aTa'nakum flaa tabghuu 'alayhinna sabiilan. Innal-laha kaana 'aliyaan kabiira(n).
Explanation (tafsir) of Sura 4:34 [Go to Bed With Them]
Meaning of the Words
Hajara - Wahjaru (do not touch or moleste them)
Daraba (to have intercourse, not to beat)
This view is strengthened by the Prophet's (peace be upon him) authentic hadith found in a number of authorities, including Bukhari and Muslim:
In the past, some translators of this verse have mistakeningly used the word "beat" to represent the word "dhaaraba" in Arabic. This is not the opinion of all scholars especially Raghib and Zamakhshari as mentioned above and those who are well grounded in both Islam understanding and the English language.
Quran: (Surah An-Nisaa' [The Women] 4:34)
TRANSLATIONS DO NOT REPRESNT MEANINGS
WOMEN KEEP ALL THEIR WEALTH
3 STAGES TO DIVORCE
DHARABAH - MIGHT MEAN "PERCUSS"
It is FORBIDDEN FOR SOMEONE TO "BEAT" ANYONE ELSE IN ISLAM
And Allah is All Knowing of the meanings.