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924 Is a husband allowed to force himself on his wife?
In the Haqooq (right of husband) the husband has right to demand sexual relation from his wife. In marriage this should be by means of invite and acceptance, especially as by doing this practice lawfully (within marriage and limits of Shariah) lead’s to reward.

It is mentioned in AHadith that Rasoolallah (S.A.W) said “Just like having sex outside marriage is a Sin, having sex in marriage attains reward” It is related in another Hadith Shareef that : if a woman is busy cooking and her husband call’s her for sexual relationship (intercourse) then she should stop her cooking and fulfill his right first.

Here the husband must also consider that the wife must not be on her periods and is not suffering from an illness where performing sexual relations will be painful for her or make her further ill.

It is also the duty of the husband to treat his wife with love care and compassion, and forcing falls out of the bounds of this duty.

If a husband is forcing himself on the wife then this means either lack of Islamic knowledge or a weakness in the relationship. The couple should work on these aspects to have a happy married life full of blessings. Marriage has to be based on mutual understanding and fulfillment of each others rights, not on demands and forcefulness.

And Allah Azawajal knows best.

(Answered by: Hafiz Mohammed Akhtar)
Category (Marriage / Divorce)