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Whip her good

A marriage counselor in the UAE is recommending husbands to whip their wives “gently” to get their messages across.

November 1, 2009 12:12 by

A marriage counselor at Dubai Courts’ Family Guidance and Reconciliation Section is calling on couples to attempt to reconcile before resorting to divorce, Gulf News reports.

Abdul Aziz al-Hammadi noted that men are divorcing their wives for “the silliest reasons,” including receiving a telephone call during a football match, and failing to bring a cup of water fast enough.

He said: “Sharia Courts herein and across the Arab countries have been witnessing cases of husbands divorcing their wives over ridiculous and impractical reasons … some husbands are abusing the religious right to divorce by terrorizing and bullying wives and threatening them with divorce over [the] silliest reasons.”

“This is [unacceptable] in Islam and Sharia. Divorce is not a game to fool around with and destroy a family. It is not just a simple word that a husband or a wife should spell out in a recreational or entertaining manner. Divorce, in Islam, is limited to a set of laws and rules. It is a huge responsibility and liability for the man and the woman.”

So far so good, but then he dropped this bomb: “… whenever a husband notices a bizarre behavior from his wife, he can advise her, then avoid sleeping with her in one room and if that doesn’t work out then he can whip her gently in a manner that makes her understand the situation.”

Whip. Her. Gently. Because if you’re going to whip someone, you’re going to be nice enough to do it gently, right?

And what happens when a wife notices bizarre behavior from her husband? Does she get to whip him gently too?

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  1. MichaelS on November 2, 2009 6:25 am

    Drive hard! Whip gently! Good old Abdul Aziz al-Hammadi!!! I hope he knows how quickly this jewel of an idea will be read around the world. A classic, really!! Go Abbie baby!

  2. Santhu on November 2, 2009 6:33 am

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. DeniseTheMenace on November 2, 2009 9:57 am

    what hammadi said is exactly whats written in the Holy Book (of muslims). So he’s exactly Sharia-compliant. Kipp shud stay away from such Generalist-controverial Topics in its own interest….People of the faith esp. sharia-loving Males’bolld tends to boil over on this topic…..Keep Ur cool though !!!!

  4. ab on November 2, 2009 3:57 pm

    What is whipping and beating wife according to it.. you would understand how and why

  5. Mohammad A. on November 8, 2009 11:06 am

    Thats funny… whip her for not bringing you a cup of tea fast enough. I thought whipping was only for EXTREME Cases.even so why???? I dont know why you got married in the first place! stay single man instead of whipping women, they are somone’s daughter’s and sisters u know!! How would you react then?


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