A Malaysian wives group have been investigated for breaking religious laws in their latest campaign that sees them using the prophet Mohammad as an example of “sacred sex”.
The Obedient Wives Club held a meeting for its members on the group’s ‘The Prophet, Islam’s Sacred Sex Figure’ campaign.
The campaign uses the religious teacher – who married dozens of women, particularly widows in need of protection – as a role model to encourage members to avoid sexual sin.
However, Islamic officials raided this meeting and confiscated posters and banners, which were used in the two-week campaign launched on 25 January.
The Islamic Affairs Department broke into the house inIpoh, north ofKuala Lumpurand are planning to question member to discover if they broke any laws, an official told reporters.
The club was formed in 2011 to teach Muslim women how to prevent their husbands from straying.
President Fauziah Ariffin attracted controversy when she claimed that a wife should behave like a “fist-class prostitute” in order to keep her husband happy and that disobedient wives are at fault if domestic violence occurs.
Of the latest campaign, she said, “The prophet should be our reference, and this includes aspects of the family as well as our sex life.”
The club drew criticism and mockery from many Malaysians, who say that the group were an embarrassment, particularly in a country where women hold important posts in the government and the private sector.
The campaign was launched in several places inMalaysia, as part of honour of Mohammed’s birthday on 5 February.
The Obedient Wives Club also published a graphic guide to Islamic sex in October – entitled Islamic Sex – which was banned byMalaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs.