Can She Refuse Her Husband's Request For Intercourse If She Knows That He Will Miss Fajr Prayer?
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that a woman is cursed by all the angels of the
paradise if she refuses an intimate relation when her
husband orders her. But when the act sexual drive to a
major sin or not, she can refuse? When for example she
is afraid that her husband does not cleanse himself
before the prayer of fajr, or that he drags this state
of impurity after an hour fixed by a prayer, to see
even some in case he works?If she makes love with him
but that she knows that he goes do a sin, makes she a
sin also?What do you advise to make in that case
Praise be to Allaah.
in performing the obligatory prayers and delaying them
until the time for them is over is a major sin, and
the one who does that habitually and takes the matter
lightly is in grave danger. It will lead to his doom
in the Hereafter and to his being a loser before
The wife must also help her husband to obey Allaah and
help him to avoid sins as much as possible, with kind
words and beautiful exhortation, and by using the
means that are prescribed in sharee'ah, not those that
If you can agree with your husband upon a time after
which you will both be able to offer the prayer on
time and regularly, then that is best.
Otherwise, you do not have to do anything other than
advising him, and helping him to pray by dealing with
him kindly and gently. If he responds, then praise be
to Allaah, otherwise he is the one who will bear the
sin, not you. It is not permissible for you to refuse
to share his bed if you know that he is falling short.
Every accountable person must bear the consequences of
his actions, and will be asked about what his hands
have earned – no one else.
Moreover, if there is something that keeps the husband
from attending prayer in congregation, this is a sin,
but it is less serious than his failing to offer the
prayer at the proper time. The sin in that case is
serious, if the person did it deliberately.
Whatever the case, we ask Allaah to guide you and
accept your deeds, because we can see that you care
about your and your husband's prayer. We ask Him to
fill all the Muslims with love for Him and hope in Him
and fear of His punishment.
And Allaah knows best.