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Husband addicted to porn

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Please advise me as I feel very embarrased. A year ago I caught my husband watching porn on his cellphone. We had a big argument about it but after all that he blamed me saying that I am not fulfillng his rights. From that time to recently I really tried to fulfill his needs but I find for the past two months he does not come to bed as usual. Instead he waits for me to be fast asleep and either falls asleep in the family room or comes to bed at about 2 a.m. Whenever I enter the room to see if he is okay he immediately switches off his phone. When I asked him what he is up to he begins to scream at me or denies doing anything wrong. I really feel embarrassed to speak to my brothers about this situation as I feel that my husband is probably addicted. Can I ask for a divorce as I feel nothing has changed.

Bismillaah

A: If you feel that he is addicted and he is not going to be changing his ways you may ask him for a separation.

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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