A Saudi Arabian family therapist has released a video giving his advice on wife beating.
In the tutorial, Khaled Al-Saqaby says he is “aware that this issue is a thorny one, which contains many hazards”.
He adds: “But Allah willing, we will cross this bridge safely.”
The footage was shot earlier this year then translated and released last month by the Washington DC-based Middle East Media Research Institute.
In the video, Mr Al-Saqaby suggests the aim of beating a wife “is to discipline, not to vent one’s anger”.
“The necessary Islamic conditions for beating must be met,” he stresses.
The family therapist suggests the beating should not be performed with a rod or sharp object, but instead with a tooth-cleaning twig or handkerchief.