Pakistani Islamic Council Leader Proposes Bill Allowing Men to Beat Their Wives ‘Lightly’

Abuse-compressedISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The leader of an Islamic council in Pakistan has proposed a bill that would allow men to “lightly” beat their wives as a form of discipline.

Mohammad Khan Sheerani of the Council of Islamic Ideology introduced the 163-page proposal on behalf of the 20-member council, a group that makes recommendations to the Pakistani Parliament in light of Sharia law.

According to the Express Tribune, the bill recommends that “a husband should be allowed to ‘lightly’ beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take a bath after intercourse or menstrual periods.”

The group has also suggested that beating should be allowed if “a woman does not observe Hijab; interacts with strangers; speaks loud enough that she can easily be heard by strangers; and provides monetary support to people without taking consent of her spouse.”

The proposed legislation comes in response to the submission of another bill, Punjab Women Protection Act, which the Council decried as being “un-Islamic.”

But some Pakistanis immediately decried the notion, including photographer Fahhad Rajper, whose photos capturing female reactions to the bill resulted in the #TryBeatingMeLightly hashtag campaign.

“#TryBeatingMeLightly is an initiative to empower women amongst us who work towards individual and collective betterment,” Rajper wrote on Facebook. “It’s an opportunity for those to voice their opinions who can’t or don’t.”

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On Wednesday, three members of Parliament, Manzoor Hussain Gilani, Dr Noor Ahmed Shahtaz and Muhammad Abdullah also expressed concern over the proposal.

According to Amnesty International, over 4,300 cases of violence against women and girls were documented in the first six months of 2015, over a 1,000 of which were kidnapping crimes and 186 Islamic “honor” crimes.

As previously reported, in 2014, a Muslim man from New York City, whose defense included Islamic and cultural teachings on spousal discipline, was sentenced to 18 years to life behind bars after he was found guilty of murder for beating his wife to death with a stick for making him lentils for dinner instead of goat meat.

“He had told her he wanted a particular type of meat for dinner, goat meat, and she refused,” an attorney for Noor Hussain, now 77, explained to the court. “So he took up a stick to discipline her for not making the meal he wanted.”

Ephesians 5:25-33 states, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”

“So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies,” it continues. “He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church. … [L]et every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Mankind will never discover the fact that man and woman are equal before the Creator God if they have no Bible.

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  • TheBottomline4This

    islam is evil.
    Hitting someone for any reason other than self defense from an attacker is wrong.
    Those women need to learn to knock em’ in the n-ts. But sadly if they do that, the twisted thinking in islam would get the woman in trouble. SMH

  • Gal 5:22-23

    So they are like the couple in Norway that want a religious right to ‘beat lightly’ their family members too? Let’s hope Norway and Pakistan hold firm form legalizing violence in the name of faith.

    • Have a hear of what the compassionate lesbians of Fife did to the children in their care before you approve of taking children from their natural parents. There is no “name of faith”. Mohammed, endless curses be upon his wretched memory, is the name by which the beating of wives is sanctioned. There is no faith involved. It’s just cruel heartless imitation of a vile man’s passions. Gal 5:24: Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

  • The Last Trump

    C’mon ladies! What’s all the fuss? He said you would only be beaten “lightly”! 😉
    Ah, Islam! It’s no wonder they have to threaten lives and decapitate people in order to scare up converts.
    Pity America has chosen this over Christianity. But not at all surprising given America’s many other questionable lapses in judgment and race towards leftist violence,intolerance & tyranny.

  • bowie1

    Can the wife clobber him with her purse?

  • Josey

    It’s ironic that even in America this kind of thinking goes on in muslim communities and the american women who support muslims who claim to stand for women’s rights who side with this kind of thinking are ignorant, they proclaim a woman’s right to their own bodies and should be able to kill their babies and do as they please , the so called, “feminists” Hilary being one of them are so deluded and are the first to side with this so called thinking, even wearing headscarves to show support for muslims last year. A muslim woman is treated worse than a dog by her husband, they are even below their own children and must walk behind the rest of the family. Any woman shouting for sharia law, especially american women need their heads examined, they are nuts. And in most states, beating up anyone is assault no matter how lightly they claim it to be and whether or not the victim wants to press charges, the state still has to arrest the assailant and yet here we have no go zones where muslim communities have sprung up where police won’t even go, it’s insanity! Those places need cleaned out and done away with, I never imagined there not being a place in America where I could not go but we are here, time for it to stop!