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Egypt’s clerics, intellectuals clash over wife-beating fatwa

  • Grand sheikh of Al-Azhar said it was alright for husbands to beat their wives, only to take it back and called for a law against such abuse
  • Egyptian Fatwa House says scholars agree that a slight blow is permissible in some cases, but it should not harm or insult the wife
By Mohamed El-Shamaa ·