Update: Andrew Bostom (who wrote the book on historical Islamic Jew-hatred) writes:
Touted as the definitive Muslim primer on “how to run the institution of marriage successfully,” Gift For Muslim Couple was written by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (d. 1943)—known as “Sage of the Ummah”—a prolific (pre-partition) Indian scholar of Islam’s foundational texts (i.e., Koran and hadith), and Islamic jurisprudence. Upon reading this Muslim guide to matrimonial bliss, penned by a mainstream Muslim legist widely recognized for the profundity of his understanding of Islamic doctrine, one learns, from a Daily Telegraph report,
“rights of the husband” include his wife’s inability to leave “his house without his permission.” She must then “fulfill his desires” and “not allow herself to be untidy … but should beautify herself for him.”…[T]he book advises men that they should scold their wives…[T]hey may also “beat [the wife] by hand or stick, withhold money from her or pull (her) by the ears.” It the adds that men should “refrain from beating her excessively.”
Indeed, Thanwi’s guide—as per its billing—is entirely consistent with Islam’s most important canonical sources, the Koran (along with its most important interpretative commentaries), and hadith (i.e., the words and actions of Muhammad, Islam’s prophet, as recorded by his earliest pious Muslim companions).