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Which stands to reason in an Islamo-run enclave predicated upon the notion of male superiority based on Islam 101.

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Widespread violence against Palestinian women in Gaza

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Apr. 6, 2015

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Widespread violence against Palestinian women in Gaza, reports women’s rights center

“The man believes he has bought the woman and paid for her, and therefore she has become his property and must obey his orders… [Palestinian] laws give him the right of ownership, based on the man being the guardian, and he is the one who commands and prohibits.” – Zainab Al-Ghneimi, head of Women’s Legal Counseling Center

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Violence against Palestinian women is widespread because of Palestinian laws and Palestinian culture that give men “the right of ownership” over their wives, according to the head of the Women’s Legal Counseling Center, Zainab Al-Ghneimi. Palestinian principles determine that the man “is the one who commands and prohibits,” she says, commenting on statistics of cases of violence reported to the Center of Women’s Affairs in Gaza.

The belief that the man “has bought the woman and paid for her, and therefore she has become his property and must obey his orders,” is, “unfortunately, the culture of the entire society,” said Al-Ghneimi.

Significantly, the statistics from Gaza show that a high percentage of women themselves felt that domestic violence is justified on certain occasions:

“41% of the women agreed that violence was justified if the woman leaves home without notifying her husband, while 74% agreed that violence was justified if she neglected her children.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 29, 2015]

However, Al-Ghneimi rejected this justification of violence, saying that a mistaken understanding of Islam “on the part of men and society” is used to justify this male violence. “There is not a single religious [Islamic] text that encourages violence against women,” she argued.  More here.

 NOTE: Not so fast Al-Ghneimi.

Qur’an (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.”

Qur’an (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).

From the Hadith:

Bukhari (72:715) – A woman came to Muhammad and begged her to stop her husband from beating her.  Her skin was bruised so badly that she it is described as being “greener” than the green veil she was wearing.  Muhammad did not admonish her husband, but instead ordered her to return to him and submit to his sexual desires.

Bukhari (72:715)“Aisha said, ‘I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women‘”  This is Muhammad’s own wife complaining of the abuse that the women of her religions suffer relative to other women.

Muslim (4:2127) – Muhammad struck his favorite wife, Aisha, in the chest one evening when she left the house without his permission.  Aisha narrates, “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain.”

Muslim (9:3506) – Muhammad’s father-in-laws (Abu Bakr and Umar) amused him byslapping his wives (Aisha and Hafsa) for annoying him.  According to the Hadith, the prophet of Islam laughed upon hearing this.

Abu Dawud (2141)“Iyas bin ‘Abd Allah bin Abi Dhubab reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: Do not beat Allah’s handmaidens, but when ‘Umar came to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) and said: Women have become emboldened towards their husbands, he (the Prophet) gave permission to beat them.  At first, Muhammad forbade men from beating their wives, but he rescinded this once it was reported that women were becoming emboldened toward their husbands.  Beatings are sometimes necessary to keep women in their place.

Abu Dawud (2142)“The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.”

From TROP 

2 Responses

  1. Also there is the killing of poetess Asma bint Marwan ordered by Mohammed. The story is related in “Life of Mohammed” by Ibn Hisham and Ibn Sa`d’s Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir.

    But we know that any killing ordered by Mohammed is not related to Islam the source of all purity and light.

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