Muslim Psychiatrists Unveil “Beating Cure” for Women

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


I find this topic quite fascinating. If this supposed “beating cure” can help women, who is to say that it can’t help Muslim Imams who recommend it? For that matter who is to say that a good beating can’t “cure” a Muslim terrorist.

We owe it to this groundbreaking new development in Islamic science to find out.

Following are excerpts from an Iqra TV show, aired on April 6, 2013, featuring Saudi scholar Jassem Al-Mutawa, who hosts Professor Muhammad Al-Hajj from the Jordanian University as a guest on the show. Since 2002, when the program was originally broadcast, Jassem Al-Mutawa has become the president of Iqra TV. The program was rerun on Iqra’s channel targeting European audiences and broadcasting in French, English and Arabic.

This is the sort of thing the Saudis aim at the Muslim diaspora in the West. Good of them, isn’t it.

Dr. Muhammad Al-Hajj, professor of Islamic faith at the Jordanian University: A car cannot be driven by two people – only by one. Islam placed the steering wheel of the family in the hands of the husband. Problems within the family are dealt with in the Kuranic verse regarding relationships: “Men are the guardians of women.” Allah says: “As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them, do not share their bed, and beat them.”

Jassem Al-Mutawa: What is the difference between the harsh and non-harsh beatings?

Dr. Muhammad Al-Hajj: Harsh beatings leave marks upon the body or the face, and therefore, it has been decreed that one must not hit the face. So one must not hit the face, and one must not administer beatings that cause fractures or wounds. That is what our jurisprudents have decreed in their writings.


I think it would be immoral to go so far as to say that a wife may punish her husband by beating him, because this would be undermining the authority of the husband. Islam has spared the wife the need to use her hands to beat, in order to preserve her femininity, her honor, and her moral values.

Now I know why Muslims say Muhammad was the original Feminist.

Jassem Al-Mutawa: We all know that some men suffer from a mental disorder known as sadism, and that some woman suffer from a mental disorder known as masochism. What is the cure for such disorders? Beatings. Such a woman must be dealt with harshly. One of the jurisprudents even said that it is possible that this verse was conveyed for those suffering from these diseases.

If a man is married to a woman suffering from sadism [sic] – let him beat her. The beatings constitute treatment in her case. A psychiatrist friend of mine once told me that sometimes people come to him with marital problems, in which the woman suffers from that disease. He advises the husband to beat her in a certain way, and the problem is solved. The Koran deals with such problems. Brothers and sisters, there is no need for concern. Our religion is glorious, and the verses of the Koran impart absolute justice. They are not unjust toward either the woman or the man, but we must learn how to apply the rulings of Islam.

A note for Western expats. Avoid couples therapy in Saudi Arabia. The solutions to everything over there involve beatings.

  • UCSPanther

    Like something out of the Medieval times…

    • jakespoon

      They’ve never left the 7th century.

  • DogmaelJones1

    If men are the “guardians of women,” who is to protect the women from their guardians? Why, Dr. Muhammad Al-Hajj and Jassem Al-Mutawa, who, for a nominal fee, will give a live demonstration on a man’s wife of the therapeutic
    wonders of various styles of beating her. And if the husband is a sadist, for
    an extra modest charge they will demonstrate how the husband may “channel” his mental disorder on his wife without leaving marks, scars, or broken bones, and emerge from the experience a healthier and wiser man.

  • Spikey1

    So it is just like all of the illegals and getting them to speak English;
    the more you hit them, the more they know?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Muslim Psychiatrists Unveil “Beating Cure” for Women”

    Islamic psychiatry
    Islamic science
    Islamic history
    Islamic peace

    But it does “cure” the little problems men have with women. Sort of.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Dr. Muhammad Al-Hajj, professor of Islamic faith at the Jordanian University: A car cannot be driven by two people – only by one. Islam placed the steering wheel of the family in the hands of the husband.”

    And if you’re driving, you can certainly beat, abuse and maintain total control over the lives of anyone in the car.

    • OfficialPro

      or they do what saudi arabia does and forbid women to drive.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    And since the koran is proved to be “the word of god,” I guess all of this makes sense. The proof is in the koran. It says clearly that it’s true.

    Come on guys, did you flunk your class on Islamic logic?

    • Mick Bolton

      ”Islamic” and ”Logic” should never be used in the same sentence. ;)

  • Geoffrey Britain

    I’m totally in favor of putting a beating on the MidEast that they’ll never forget. Since violence is all that they understand, give them a boatload of it.

  • Samuel

    Nowhere in the article does it say that the speaker was a psychiatrist, so not sure where you got the headline. For example, if I wrote an article about a rabbi somewhere who said that Jews are the chosen people, I wouldn’t title it: “Jewish psychiatrists believe that Jews are better than gentiles.” Oops, actually they do believe that. My bad.

    • Joel_18

      “A psychiatrist friend of mine once told me that sometimes people come
      to him with marital problems, in which the woman suffers from that
      disease. He advises the husband to beat her in a certain way, and the
      problem is solved.” Maybe if you had read better, your witty antisemitic jibe might have been more effective.

  • OfficialPro

    the cure for masochism is beatings? Someone doesn’t understand the nature of Masochism!

    • jakespoon

      Well, if the husband is a sadist,it would be the perfect marriage.

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  • Softly Bob

    In a strange sort of way, these idiotic Muslim psychiatrists are right. If someone is suffering from ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ then a beating will make them more obedient, and seeing as most Muslim women already have Stockholm Syndrome then they are going to see results.

    What the Muslim psychiatrists don’t tell us though is that Muslim men have serious psychiatric disorders far worse than Stockholm Syndrome, such as sociopathy, narcissm, pederasty, mass delusion, various sexual perversions, psychopathy and emotional development problems.
    What is the cure for them?

    • Drakken

      Do you really want me to tell you ?

      • Mick Bolton

        OK I’ll tell you if Drakken won’t … A 9mm brain implant. Though it’s a very small target in most Koranderthals.

    • proudwhite


    • Rickie elliott

      nuclear device in Mecca?

  • CervanaSukynka

    Greetings, Doc: So it is. A car cannot be driven by two people – only one. No argument here, but which one? Madalena Antas, Mila Duno, Leilani Munter, Sabine Schultz, Natacha Gachnang, Susie Stoddart, Danica Patrick, Simona de Silvestro, Shannon McIntosh or Ashley Force Hood. Hmmmm?

  • Dennis Fishel

    I double dog dare the good Dr. Hajj to beat a woman in front of a Texas cowboy…or a US Marine…or me.

    • proudwhite

      Can I help?!

  • Mahmoud Abo Mosallam

    take it easy people that’s our religion and we feel comfort with it .. it’s up to you to take it or leave it ..if you must criticize this we can ruin your life with criticism .. take it easy!

    • proudwhite

      Sure..We “believe” someone like YOU, who Worships a PEDOPHILE MUHAMimolestchildrenMED. YOUR<=="a musSLIME, and that CRAPkoran teaches you how to RAPE,MAIM, TORTURE, KILL anyone who does not believe in your allaisapig…SCREW YOU Salam and LIC EM these NUTS.

    • tom721

      Mahmoud, when will people like you speak out against the extremist practices and proscriptions of your religion? This is what we are all waiting for. Stand up, and let the world know that you repudiate everything that is uncivilized about Islam.

  • J P Sundharam

    Fascinating stuff – Mohammed was even a psychiatrist! Impressive!!