As-salamu `alaykum. Dear brothers and sisters, I'm a practicing Muslim lady; I dedicate my all free time in learning religion trying to understand it better and share knowledge with others. I'm a married woman, full covered, living within laws. I can say this makes us real problems in our marriage. I'm giving my best to be kind with his mother and father but it seems they are worse every day. They always have some caprices; they affect our every decision; they enter our bedroom without knocking, messing in my cooking, cleaning, and all aspects of life. One time, I couldn't stand anymore, and I complained to my husband. I said your mom did that and that, can you ask her to have little more consideration? My husband got so angry and hit me. It wasn't painful, but I felt humiliated. I can say it was painful for my personality. I went to another room crying and after some time he came and said it was necessary, I need to learn my limits. My husband finished Islamic university in Cairo but I think this time his knowledge in Islam failed. I believe this wasn't a reason for hitting me. Can you, please, tell me reasons where it is approved for my husband to hit me? I would like to hear some examples. I know there need be first dialogue and separation and at the end hitting. But, which situations lead to hitting? When can dialogue fail? consultant: Ahmad Kutty