Everyday Islam: “The beatings must not be hard. It is more of a psychological beating… to humiliate the wife.”

In a fatwa session posted online, Kuwaiti cleric Othman Al-Khamis cited the Quranic verse pertaining to wife-beating, and said: “The beatings must not be hard. It is more of a psychological beating, the purpose of which is to humiliate the wife.” He further explained that “he shouldn’t break her bones, and he shouldn’t beat her on the face.” A video of his statements was posted on his YouTube channel on January 31.

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