Can woman initiate sex?
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q.2 i have read all your questions relating to sex & marriage.
is it only the right of the man to have sex & ask for it .
what about the desires of a women ?can she not take the 1st step?what if a man becomes useless?
can a aomen marry a new man, so that he can satisfy her?
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Can woman initiate sex?
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Your Question: is it only the right of the man to have sex & ask for it .
what about the desires of a women ?can she not take the 1st step?
There is absolutely no condition or restriction in Islam that only the husband has the right to initiate sex; the wife has an equal right to initiate the fulfillment of her physical desires with her husband.
Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari reported that someone asked the Prophet (saws): "O Messenger of Allah (saws) is there a reward if one satisfies his passion?" He (saws) said: "Do you know that if he satisfies it unlawfully he has taken a sin upon himself? Likewise, if he satisfies it lawfully, he is rewarded."
Your Question: what if a man becomes useless? can a aomen marry a new man, so that he can satisfy her?
If it can be proven in a Court of Islamic Law that the man was impotent at the time of marriage, the Judge has a right to annul the marriage.
If the man becomes impotent or is not able to satisfy the wife sexually, the wife is well within her rights in Islam to initiate a divorce proceeding against her husband; and there will be no sin upon her. After the divorce and the subsequent period of iddah, the women is well within her rights to seek to marry someone else if she wishes to do so.
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