Thank you for your perspective. I am open to better interpretations but the interpretation of Quran by Yousuf Ali which was recognized by the Saudi Government as most authentic translates the word as beating. Additionally Karen Amstrong whose research works on Islam and Quran have been well received in the Islamic world stated that Mohammed approved wife beating for historical reasons. Apparently women were considered man's property in the 7th century Arabia and Mohammed couldn't reform the practice of wife beating overnight. He needed men to fight wars and he sensed they would rebel against him if he asked them to give up rights over women - their property. This is according to Karen Amstrong in one of her books. Which is why I was saying the scriptures can be corrupted for various reasons. In 2016, the Council of Islamic Ideology proposed a bill - ironically named the Protection of Women against Violence Act - that actually included exceptions for "lightly beating" defiant wives. (source) . Why would God turn Jews in to apes for not practicing the Sabbath while so many Muslims get away without saying the daily obligatory prayers 5 times a day. How much of made up stuff in the Quran is really protected by God. When, where and how many Jews became apes. Details please.The Quran is the protected word of God, the the beating a women verse, if you go to the Arabic word, there are many things it can translate into, daraba - set an example, or to seperate are a few examples. Humanity's lack of understanding and knowledge cannot be used as an mistake with scripture, albeit in some cases that can be true.