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Husband not fulfilling the wife’s desires

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Q: I have been married for seven and half years now. I have a child, a son, 6 years of age. I want another child but my husband doesn’t seem to be interested at all. He hasn’t been trying for a baby or even having any kind of physical contact with me for almost two years. I want to know if its valid for a husband to stay away from his wife for that long? What about the wife’s desires? If a woman is restricted to obey her husband and never to say NO, why a husband is not bound to take care of his wife’s feelings?

To let you know, there are no bad issues between us, no fights, everything is normal between us. I feel im just here to take care of the house and my kid, I feel I’m a maid not a wife.

Bismillaah

A: For no valid reason, it is incorrect for him to abstain from his wife.

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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