A wife’s right to have sexual intercourse with her husband

A wife’s right to have sexual intercourse with her husband

Written By: Mohd Nidzam Abdul Kadir

Translated By: Yasmin Norhazleena Bahari Md Noor

It was narrated by ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As:

Allah’s Apostle said, “O ‘Abdullah! Have I not been informed that you fast all day and stand in prayer all night?” I said, “Yes, O Allah’s Apostle!” He said, “Do not do that! Observe the fast sometimes and also leave them (the fast) at other times; stand up for the prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you.” [1]

Based on the hadith it is clear that a husband cannot deny his wife’s right to have sexual intercourse with him, every night. The husband cannot refuse to have sexual intercourse with his wife in order to perform Tahajjud prayers, every night. He should allocate certain nights for performing Tahajjud prayers and other nights to have sexual intercourse with his wife. Or he should allocate a few hours for Tahajjudd prayers and a few hours for his loving wife. May it be a night blessed by Allah Subhana Wa Taala.


[1] From http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/bukhari/062.sbt.html.

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