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Jakarta Post

Dreams of the Obedient Wives Club

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 22 2011   /  07:00 am

After causing a stir in neighboring Malaysia, the much-maligned Obedient Wives Club (OWC) has arrived in town on a mission to proudly flaunt its moniker.

One of the club’s leaders, Siti Fauzah, said during an interview at the club’s headquarters in Sentul City, Bogor, that the members’ mission was simply to be obedient to their husbands as part of their devotion to the Almighty.

“We would not need to be obedient to our husbands if it were not for Allah,” Siti said. She said that total obedience to one’s husband was one of the four conditions of a Muslim woman to reach happiness in the afterlife.

The other criteria are praying, fasting and covering one’s body, she said.

She said that the OWC had 300 members who are also members of Global Ikhwan Indonesia, a local branch of Global Ikhwan, which previously had its headquarters in Malaysia.