Husband saying if he sleeps with his wife in the future it will be like zina

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Q: If during an argument between husband and wife, husband says if he sleeps with his wife in future it will be like zina. Husband has no intention of giving divorce to his wife. Husband also is not aware of the ruling /punishment for that saying. What is his position now and what should he do? Is it any where close to zihaar.


A: This is not zihaar. It is permissible for him to have relations with his wife. However he should refrain from making these types of statements in the future.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.