Husband and wife not being intimate for two years

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Q: I want to know the validity of marriage if the husband and wife didn’t have intercourse for 2 years. The husband is unable to do it with his wife. They both consulted  a doctor and medicine were given but still the husband doesn’t show much interest and he doesn’t take the medicine. The wife on the other hand started to feel depressed and alone. What is the wife’s right and what she should do?


A: We advise that you refer this matter the Jamiatul Ulama’ of the locality you are staying in and after examining the situation and consulting both parties, they will be in a better position to issue a verdict.

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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