"What’s called honour killing is not part of Islamic teaching or tradition, and in fact there is no honour in this killing at all. It has nothing to do with religion and it has no backup either from the texts of the Qur’an or from the behaviour, sayings or deeds of the Prophet Muhammad, who is the model for Muslims.There have been so many misconceptions about “honour-killings” that it is imperative that imams set the record straight. Look to the examples of the Prophet Muhammad, who never hit or abused his wives in any form. Statistics show that one in three women are subjected to some form of physical, mental or emotional abuse, domestic violence has no religious boundaries. Muslims have a special duty to refrain from abusing their wives because Muhammad, whose examples are supposed to guide them, not only refrained from the behaviour, but forbade it. Muslims have a responsibility to treat their wives with dignity, kindness and “equity.” Remember one of the most famous sayings on the subject from the Prophet: “The best of you are those who are best to their wives.” The major problems in dealing with many issues, including domestic abuse, is that people often pull Qur’anic verses out of context and act on them. Those who understand the religion know that texts should be read in conjunction with others, and with the teachings and practices of the Prophet Muhammad to get a proper understanding of the scripture. One cannot be a good Muslim and still mistreat his wife. People often try to find faults in their wives or partners, without looking in the mirror first.“Look for your own faults before you see faults in others,”
“The pious Muslim is the one who will never oppress his wife.”"
— Honour killings have no place in Islam: Samy Metwally. (Ottawa Imam)