Washington: An Egyptian cleric has said on a religious television show that it`s okay for Muslim husbands to beat wives, so long as they didn`t hit them on their faces.
The Washington Times reports that cleric Mahmoud Al-Denawy responded to a question from a woman of Norway during a June 17 show on African Iqra TV that asked `What`s the Islamic view on the beating of wives?`
According to the reports the cleric also said that non-believers of Islam often use that issue as a point of criticism.
He further clarified that if a woman disobeys her husband, then the husband should first try to verbally correct her.
If that doesn`t work, he should then move to a different bed. And the last resort should be to beat her gently, but not on her face the report added.