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Malaysia will not criminalize marital rape: “Islam has provided guidance on this matter”

Malaysia will not criminalize marital rape: “Islam has provided guidance on this matter”

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
04/11/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

“The Sepang MP then claimed that marital rape was a term that was created by the West, before arguing that the Quran stipulates that husbands are not allowed to be violent towards their wives. ‘Islam has provided guidance on this matter,’ Hanipa added.”

Yes it has, but it is not the kind of guidance that Hanipa would apparently have you believe it is.

“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34

Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” — Aisha (Sahih Muslim 2127)

And as for marital rape, here is the real reason why Malaysia won’t criminalize it. A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed [i.e. to have sexual relation] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning” (Bukhari 4.54.460).

Another hadith attributes this to Muhammad: “By him in whose hand lies my life, a woman can not carry out the right of her Lord, till she carries out the right of her husband. And if he asks her to surrender herself [to him for sexual intercourse] she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel’s saddle” (Ibn Majah 1854).

See also: Malaysia Will Not Criminalise Marital Rape Because It's "Difficult To Prove In Court"