Q: I am 29 years old. Me and wife have been married for 3 years. She does not like having sex with me or having any kind of intimate relationship. This leads to a lot of frustration for me. We do not fight about this because I try to be as understanding as possible but sometimes I feel really pathetic when I think about this issue between us. We have finally decided to go ahead with a divorce and will be speaking to our parents soon. I just need to know if lack of sex is a valid reason for divorce in Islam?
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.