NY Muslim Leader: Wife-Beating ‘Only In Very Rare Circumstances’


Good news for women: Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports during a December 9, 2018 lecture in the Muslim Center of New York in Flushing, Queens, Sheikh Yaser Nadeem Al-Wajdi discussed wife-beating in Islam, saying it is only permissible “under very rare circumstances”, such as when a woman is being disloyal, and her husband doesn’t want to seek separation or Islamic legal action for the sake of the children.

In such situations, Sheikh Al-Wajdi said, the husband must first admonish his wife verbally. After these steps, he may deal her a tap with a miswaq (dental twig) in a fashion that is not hard and that is meant to “hurt her dignity, target her dignity”.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



  1. Yet feminists never protest the misogynistic islamonazis, which proves that feminists don’t really care about women’s rights, just using it as an excuse to grab political power.

  2. I don’t think this is something we should be involved with.

    We are in golus, and need to act that way.

    We don’t go around telling people who are not Jewish how to run their religion.

    Would we want others to monitor us similarly?

  3. Why should I care if a lady willingly marries a Muslim gentleman, cheats on him, and he gets upset? Let them sort it out, possibly with the assistance of their Muslim clergy. Good luck. Oh, and if I may remark, I don’t think it would be possible to hurt the dignity of such a lady, as she has none.

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