REPLY TO Xcathdra
first you should be carefull about the correct translation. this is the reason why quran has been kept by it's original arabic sentences. the correct
translation is here:
"""[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"""
Quran is not just speaking to you but the backwarded tribes which would kill their girls just because they were girl !
"""[81.8] And when the female infant buried alive is asked
[81.9] For what sin she was killed,"""
so you can see that in that backwarded society Quran is preventing men from beating women while it was usual. """"(as to) those on whose part you
fear desertion,1-admonish them, and 2-leave them alone in the sleeping-places and 3-beat them ; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against
them;""" so it was showing that backwarded society a procedure and insisting not to seek a way against them.
some rules in Islam were only for a period of time and concerning the situation of society at that time. so they became obsolete by the hand of
Mohammed. like this:
"""[4.15] And as for those who are guilty of an indecency from among your women, call to witnesses against them four (witnesses) from among you;
then if they bear witness confine them to the houses until death takes them away or Allah opens some way for them"""
in a society that men marry many women Quran were and is fighting with that and limiting that in helping ORPHANS AND advises not to:
"""[4.3] And if you fear that you cannot act equitably towards orphans, then marry such women as seem good to you, two and three and four; but if
you fear that you will not do justice (between them), then (marry) only one or what your right hands possess; this is more proper, that you may not
deviate from the right course."""
[2.231] And when you divorce women and they reach their prescribed time, then either retain them in good fellowship or set them free with liberality,
and do not retain them for injury, so that you exceed the limits, and whoever does this, he indeed is unjust to his own soul; and do not take Allah's
communications for a mockery, ..
[2.232] And when you have divorced women and they have ended-- their term (of waiting), then do not prevent them from marrying their husbands when
they agree among themselves in a lawful manner; ...........
[4.4] And give women their dowries as a free gift, but if they of themselves be pleased to give up to you a portion of it, then eat it with enjoyment
and with wholesome result
MAKING A SOCIETY BETTER IS HARD AND IT IS GRADUAL YOU CAN SEE ADULTRY AND MANY OF IT"S PROBLEMS IN WEST AND STILL WRONG ATTITUDES TOWARDS WOMEN IN
EAST QURAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OF WHAT SAUDY ARABIA SPREADS AS ISLAM IN THIS WORLD