A new 160-page book, titled “The Gift For The Muslim Couple” published by Idara Impex in New Delhi, India, and written by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, gives an honest view into the treatment of Muslim women.
In the book’s opening pages, it is written that “it might be necessary to restrain her with strength or even to threaten her.”
Later, its author advises that “the husband should treat the wife with kindness and love, even if she tends to be stupid and slow sometimes.”
Page 45 contains the rights of the husband, which include his wife’s inability to leave “his house without his permission,” and that his wife must “fulfill his desires” and “not allow herself to be untidy … but should beautify herself for him … ”
In terms of physical punishment, the book advises that a husband may scold her, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”
The violence taught in this book pale in comparison to the “honor killings” that have made recent headlines. Although the brutality that Sharia Law brings to women is well documented, most women’s rights groups remain silent while these atrocities take place.
Hopefully the violence taught in this new book will open their eyes to the terror that is happening to some Muslim women behind closed doors.