Older couples sleeping in separate rooms

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Q: Husband being 50 years of age stops sleeping on a separate bed and not with the wife while the wife being young desires being intimate. What can be the solution? This is a regular custom in the area that when the couples are older they start sleeping in separate rooms but the wife doesn’t like to sleep separately.


A: The right method is that they should be together in the same room.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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