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Q: I have some questions concerning the relation between the husband and his wife: What is the penalty that Islam imposes on the man who treats his wife harshly? Did the Prophet (p.) mention any penalty on the Day of Judgment against the man who treats his wife harshly? 

A: It is impermissible for the man to scorn or hit his wife, and such an act is considered a sin. Therefore, he should turn to God in repentance and ask for His forgiveness.