Husband not fulfilling his marital obligations

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What is the ruling if a man refuses to have relations with his wife despite her begging him for months on end and the wife ends up masturbating to prevent committing zina?


A: The husband will be sinful for not fulfilling his marital rights.

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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