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Husband refusing to have a child

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Q: I am 33 years old and have been married for 11 years, no children. My husband refuses to start a family with me saying, I can’t force him to have a baby. Im afraid I’m getting too old. The longer we wait and the older I get, the more I resent him. He is distant and selfish, and lacks compassion and understanding. We have intercourse once every few months and he insists on using protection.


A: You husband is not behaving correctly. Preferably refer him to an experienced and righteous aalim living near you.

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

Answered by:

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.

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