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Do You Still Beat Your Wife?

Several of my friends–as do Jerry and I–conduct marriage seminars throughout the year, and I thought this morning I had found unique and timely material, but on closely perusing this lesson by Muhammad Al-‘Arifi, I’ve changed my mind. I don’t believe you will want to include this conversation in your syllabus. Well, you might want to say: “This is what you should not do if you want a happy and long-lasting marriage.”

He’s Saudi author and cleric, “Dr.” Muhammad Al-‘Arifi, who in a remarkable segment broadcast on Saudi and Kuwaiti television in September, counseled young Muslim men on how to treat their wives.

“Admonish them – once, twice, three times, four times, ten times,” he advised. “If this doesn’t help, refuse to share their beds.”

And if that doesn’t work?

“Beat them,” one of his three young advisees responded.

“That’s right,” Al-‘Arifi said.

Entire Fox News Article here. 

Okay, friends who conduct marriage seminars. If you incorporate this into your lecture notes, and your classes suddenly become very popular, recall where you found the new material. You might even want to share your honorarium with me. 🙂


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Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

7 replies on “Do You Still Beat Your Wife?”

This is retarded, words where taken out of context. Please before making wild assumptions click the actual link of the source of this article and go to the fox site. Then click the video and watch it… Watch all of it before stating stupid facts that this guy is actually telling young muslim men to beat there wives.


This was hilarious, but in a way, so sad that those middle-eastern men treat their women like trash. Women are to be treasure and loved by the husbands as Christ loved the church and gave himself for us all. My husband has adopted a saying that he uses quite often, “Happy wife, happy life”. I like that!


One of my cousin is married to a moroccan. His father has more than one wife and according to him, this was passed on as a cultural “word”: Beat your wife every morning, if you don’t know why, she does.
Other side of the world, Japan: Don’t beat your wife, not even with a feather.
I haven’t looked for accuracy in these sayings, but they were told to me by people from the mention areas. Interesting, don’t you think?


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