|Islam, Women and Feminism|
|27 Oct 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com|
|Notions of Male Superiority, Domination and Beating of Wife Stand un-Islamic Today|
By Muhammad Yunus
The caption may shock most Muslim men who believe that God has raised their ranks over women and given them the right to beat up a ‘rebellious’ or ‘disobedient’ wife. Any Qur’anic translation in Urdu, Hindi, English or any other language for that matter, of the verses 4:34 and 2:229 will support such notions. “Men are the supporters (qawwamah) of (their) wives because God has favored each of them in different measures (ba'dahum ‘ala ba'din), and because of what they spend (for them) of their wealth.