Status of nikaah if couple don’t have intercourse

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Q: I have heard of a couple who did not have intercourse for the last few years . The wife looks after the house and the children. Can they live togther without having intercource. Is their nikaah valid?


A: Yes it is permissible. They are married and the nikaah has not terminated.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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