Does Islam allow striking a woman?
The physical, mental and spiritual abuse of women is rampant in many countries but particularly in the west. There is also a pehenomenon in the west called “transference” where one person (in this case one society) transfers the aggressive feelings it holds onto another person (or nation or faith) and makes it a “whipping boy” or a scapegoat to turn away both from facing the issues of violence towards women as well as to demonsixe someone else and or another faith so that people (women especially ) are distracted from their own pain and search for justice.
Islam is the torch bearer for Human Rights which is best manifest from the character of Prophet Muhammad towards others:
PROPHET MUHAMMAD (peace and blessings be upon him) NEVER struck a woman, a servant, an animal or ANYTHING except in battle in the path of Allah:
Excerpted from the teachings in Riyadh Saliheen (Imam Nawawi)
For an overview of violence against women in the United States CLICK HERE……….
Old Madina: Photo acknowledgement: http://www.quranforkids.com/Media/Pictures/tabid/237/SelectedModuleid/592/SelectedTab/237/RefTab/237/ItemID/1758/AlbumID/80/Default.aspx