Asalam U Alikum Maulana Shaykh Hisham,
I want to know if a husband is allowed to hit his wife in Islam. Are there no rights for a wife at all? Is she just an incubator for her husband and when the husband and wife separate who does the child belong to Islamically?
Miss you, hope to be in your divine presense soon if im lucky…
A`udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem
Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem
In some situations a husband may be forced to use light disciplinary actions to correct the moral straying of his wife. This action is to be used only if one is sure it would improve the situation.
Children belong to their fathers. However, Qur’an advises the husband and wife to agree in a lawful manner regarding their children’s future after divorce (2:233).