How should a wife deal with her husband who watches porn?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I have seen many women complain on social platforms that their husbands watch porn and I’ve seen people comment that they should divorce or try and help them with it. What exactly would be the Islamic way of dealing with it? Should she advise him against it, then if he carries on, leave him to go to her parents house for a while and inform him that she would be willing to fulfill his rights at any part of the day in any way permissible in Islam as long as it does not break the rules of Islam and then if he agrees and asks her to come back home should she go back and only divorce if he repeatedly does it again?


A: She should gradually start off ta`leem in the house especially of Fazaa’il-e-Sadaqaat. Occasionally, she should talk of the hereafter, old age, being helpless, bedridden, death and the loneliness of the grave. She should do it with respect and du`aa.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)