Sharia law…coming to your neighborhood.
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 and said that 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, and then he must leave the conjugal bed. After these steps, he may strike her using a miswak (dental twig) in a fashion that is not hard and that is meant to hurt her dignity.
The lecture was streamed live on the Muslim Center of New York’s Facebook page. Sheikh Al-Wajdi is the director of Darul Uloom Online and the Dean of Academic Affairs at the Illinois-based Institute of Islamic Education. He was educated in Pakistan, India, and the United States.