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