The Rights Of Muslim Women In Sexual Life


We offer to your attention a new series of interesting and informative articles on the book "the Intimate lives according to the canons of Islam, Ali Riza of Demirjan. This book was prepared for publication as 479th books of publishing house "Beyan Yayinlari". Printed in July 2008 in Istanbul.

Islam is realistic about the nature of married women. On this basis, our religion allows a woman to certain rights in sexual life.

■ Women's rights in sexual activity:

a) The prohibition of sexual intercourse with her without foreplay.

If intercourse is no foreplay, a woman may remain unsatisfied. Therefore, Allah commands foreplay.

b) Ban the husband to resort to means of protection without the wife's consent.

One of the reasons contributing to the development of women in the full enjoyment of intimacy, no doubt feeling that husband got satisfaction. A woman is not satisfied to leave - it is an injustice. Therefore it is said: "The Messenger of Allah Muhammad (peace be upon him) forbade make Azle (ejaculation outside the vagina) without the consent of his wife".

c) Prohibition on avoidance of sexual relations with his wife.

You can not imagine a greater injustice than to leave a woman without sexual attention. This position is not only her physical dissatisfaction. It is also a moral humiliation. Therefore, our Lord, Who knows better than his creations, a man who believes Allah commands:

"And you will never be able to be equal [in feeling] between wives, even if you should strive [to do so]. So do not incline completely [toward one] and leave another hanging. And if you amend [your affairs] and fear Allah - then indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful". (The Quran, 4:129)

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade believing men to avoid intimacy in marriage.

Perhaps the reason for this is that such behavior is injustice (zulm) towards women. And perhaps it hinders spiritual development. But for whatever purpose it may be done, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade men to step back from sexual activity.

d) Another woman's right is that Islam does not condemn her lack of sex life without reopening it in the future. Islam establishes a three-time divorce, and after the divorce the woman should stand only four months, then it is possible to re-marry. If the husband is an impotent, a woman can apply to the court for a divorce with him.

e) Islam establishes a limited period of iddah.

After a divorce, a woman after three menstrual cycles and three periods of purity, and after her husband's death - after four months and ten days, she may marry again. If she was pregnant, she can marry immediately after birth, it is not allowed to prevent her marriage.

As an example, the following hadith: 

● "A woman named Subay'a had a baby after 23 (25) days after the death of her husband. She immediately wished to marry. She was condemned and was told that she can not do so. It came to the messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). He said:

"If she wants to get married (let she does). For the birth of the child has completed her iddah".


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