Canada: Imam says of Qur’an’s wife beating verse that “it means to hit the person with a twig, a small twig”

The Imam who advised the Peel District School Board (PDSB) in Mississauga (bordering Toronto) “on religious accommodation explains Quranic verse on wife beating.”

The PDSB has been in the spotlight over its over accommodation to Muslims at the expense of many frustrated parents who are concerned about the Islamization of their children’s school.

Back in January, Jihad Watch reported that the PDSB:

is not only allowing Islamic sermons, but it is also refusing to monitor the contents of those sermons. This is despite the very real risk of the jihad doctrine being spread……a large assembly of the Peel District School Board listened to the lamentations from the Muslim community “that Muslim students feel stigmatized and targeted” because their Friday prayers were restricted to pre-approved sermons, whereas previously, Muslim students were free to use any sermon they chose that was approved by an administrator.

The board also bent over backwards, working for over a year “with 10 local imams to develop the six sermons to be used during Friday prayers”; these were intended to be used “as a starting point,” to be developed to “a collection of hundreds of sermons available to students.”

When protests erupted, Peel police intervened as though they were Sharia police.

The situation at the PDSB escalated to the point of another protest, more like an outburst of rage. In mid-March, about 80 protesters showed up to a board meeting to demonstrate against the Muslim prayer accommodation. One protester at the meeting ripped out pages of the Quran and then stomped on it.

As reported by the Toronto Star:

Brian Woodland, director of communications for the Peel board, said an email was sent to several imams asking what should be done with the Qur’an…

The Peel Board continued its kowtowing to the Muslim community by reaching out in apology and putting the ripped Quran back together again.

Now CIJ news reports that in November, imam Ibrahim Hindy of Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre in Mississauga, who “helped to develop the current policy at the Peel District School Board,” went to great lengths to explain to the school board about what beating your wife really means in Islam. The minutes indicated that he substituted the word “beat” with “tap.”

It is stunning and outrageous that Islamic indoctrination has made its way into the Peel District School Board, replete with wife assault instructions and a flagrant disregard of rightly concerned parents.

“Imam who advised PDSB on religious accommodation explains Quranic verse on wife beating”, Jonathan Halevi, CIJ News, April 7, 2017:

Ibrahim Hindy is the imam of Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre in Mississauga, Ontario who according to CBC “helped to develop the current policy at the Peel District School Board.”

On November 22, 2016, Imam Ibrahim Hindy appeared in front of the PDSB regarding the revised Religious Accommodation Operation Procedures for Jummah (Friday noon prayers). The following is an excerpt from PDSB’s minutes:

Delegation of Ibrahim Hindy re Friday Prayer Accommodation Ibrahim Hindy, an Imam of Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre in Mississauga, delegated the Board regarding the Friday prayer accommodation. He later provided his speaking notes to the administration. Ibrahim Hindy spoke of his role of counselling young Muslim students, a majority of whom are struggling through consequences of Islamophobia, and he expressed concerns about what he felt was an authoritative implementation of the religious accommodation, after limited consultation with the Muslim community. He acknowledged that, while the procedure seeks to prevent inappropriate teachings within the public school, in his opinion, the more acceptable approach would be to include greater community consultation, specifically with the students who are most affected by the OP. Ibrahim Hindy suggested bringing together Board representatives, students and faith leaders together to ensure an inclusive, creative, and respectful solution.
In an interview with a representative of the Renew Church, “a multi-site church in the GTA that is committed to helping people find new faith, new focus and new frontiers”, Ibrahim Hindy explained the Islamic faith and it implications on the life of the Muslim believers. The following are excerpts from the interview that was published on YouTube on March 20, 2016:


There are a couple of verses in the Quran that seem to condone something that we would find very difficult, and that is a man striking his wife under certain circumstances, so Surah [Chapter] 4 [Verse] 34, 38, 44. There seems to be allusion to that. How are those passages to be understood?

[Chapter 4, Verse 34: “Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.” (translated by Sahih International)]…

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