Does Islam Allow Wife Beating?

Respected scholars! Does Islam allow wife beating? Some husbands are violent and they say that the Quran allows them to beat their wives. Is there any logical explanation given regarding men being allowed to beat their wives, as stated in Surat An-Nisaa, verse 34?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you placed in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and render our work for His Sake.

The verse you mentioned has been greatly misconceived by many people who focus merely on its surface meaning, taking it to allow wife beating. When the setting is not taken into account, it isolates the words in a way that distorts or falsifies the original meaning. Before dealing with the issue of wife-battering in the perspective of Islam, we should keep in mind that the original Arabic wording of the Holy Quran is the only authentic source of meaning. If one relies on the translation alone, one is likely to misunderstand it.
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Human dignity in the Glorious Qur’an

Dr. `Abdul-Hakim Darqawy

Allah (may He be Glorified and Exalted) singled out mankind among His Creation with honor and excellence. Man is different from other creatures because Allah (may He be Exalted) created him with His Own Hand, blew in him from Himself, and made His Angles prostrate to him out of honor and respect.

Allah (Glory be to Him) chose of mankind: His Close Friend, the interlocutor, the pious people, the elite, and scholars, and made man the storage of His Secrets, Wisdom, and Reward.

This paper is just explanation to some noble gifts of Allah (may He be Exalted) to that man, which can be extracted from the Glorious Qur’an as follows:

First, honoring humans:

Verily, honoring humans in the Glorious Qur’an is honoring for humanity itself: “And He shaped you and made good your shapes. And to Him is the final Return.” [Surat At-Taghabun: 3], and honoring for his role in constructing the earth: “He brought you forth from the earth and settled you therein.” [Surat Hud: 61].

This honor is a collective name for every goodness, honor, and virtue.[1]

Second, creation:

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