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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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