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God-sanctioned wife-beating
vitor_palmer
Another approach:

It's absolutely essential to establish the fact that Mohammed's example is to guide man for ALL TIMES and that the Quran is the most important book in Islam followed by the hadith collections by Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari.

In order to accomplish this, I'd suggest following a similar set of questions as used in the first example.

Once it's been established that Mohammed is to be the absolute moral guide, you can proceed in this manner:

EW: I'd now like take a look at a verse from the Quran and a hadith by Sahih Muslim:

Qur'an (4:34) - "Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great."

So from this verse, we can see that the Quran tells its followers they may beat women.

Dr. Naik: But wait that was mistranslated, etc.

EW: Please let me finish Dr. Naik. And here we have a hadith from Sahih Muslim:

His wife Aisha is narrating:

He came (to the house) and I also came (to the house). I, however, preceded him and I entered (the house), and as I lay down in the bed, he (the Holy Prophet) entered the (house), and said: Why is it, O 'A'isha, that you are out of breath? I said: There is nothing. He said: Tell me or the Subtle and the Aware would inform me. I said: Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransom for you, and then I told him (the whole story). He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He 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?

This hadith clearly tells us that Aisha disobeyed Mohammed. In response, Mohammed "struck her hard enough" to cause her pain.

So the Quran says it's okay to beat women, and Mohammed beat his own wife.

Therefore Dr. Naik, you must believe that in the year 2010 it's morally acceptable to beat women, is that correct?

Dr. Naik: A lot of deflections, nonsense. (It's up to the audience on this one. If he admits that it can sometimes be morally acceptable to beat women, public opinion will turn, mosque will likely be denied).

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