On another thread I saw the following link quoted…
I decided to have a read of this site, and discovered the following teaching about marriage…
*Prophet Muhammad taught: *
*" I command you to be kind to women …" *
*“The best of you is the best to his family (wife) …” *
*Marital disputes are to be handled privately between the parties whenever possible, in steps (without excesses or cruelty). If disputes are not resolved then family mediation can be resorted to. *
*Divorce is seen as the last resort, which is permissible but not encouraged. Under no circumstances does the Qur’an encourage, allow or condone family violence or physical abuse and cruelty. The maximum allowed in extreme cases is a gentle tap that does not even leave a mark on the body while saving the marriage from collapsing. *
Can a Muslim please explain to me what is meant by a “gentle tap”?
I cannot believe that a religion would allow one spouse to raise a hand to another spouse, even if it so-called “gentle”.
There is no need for any marital conflict to be resolved like this.
I am stunned from reading this. What are your views?