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No sex nikaah valid

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I would like to ask that if Husband and Wife doest have sex for 10-12 months....without having any medical problems...and also sleep on the same bed..does the nikah is still valid or finished. As wife doesnt like to be touched. 


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No sex nikaah valid

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No matter how long a husband and wife do not have sex, it does not invalidate the nikaah in the least! It does not matter whether it is for 10-12 months, or 10-12 years; or whether they sleep in the same bed or sleep apart; the nikaah can only be invalidated by a ‘talaaq’ or divorce.


Your Statement: As wife doesnt like to be touched. 

If a wife does not like to be ‘touched’ by her husband, then indeed she will deny her husband one of his prime rights in the sacred bond of marriage. If the husband understands and accepts the condition of his wife and agrees to live with her in such a state; it is his choice. If the husband cannot accept this condition, he is obviously free to choose to marry another woman.


But the wife who does not like to be ‘touched’ by her husband should fear Allah Subhanah, and must give her husband his due rights; otherwise she will be held severely accountable for her deeds in the Just Court of Allah Subhanah on an Inevitable Day.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 222:They ask you about the (women’s) monthly courses. Say, “It is a state of impurity; so keep apart from the women during their monthly courses and do not approach them until they are clean. When they have cleansed themselves, then you may go to them in the manner ordained for you by Allah. Most surely Allah loves those people who refrain from evil and keep themselves pure and clean.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.460 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "If a husband calls his wife to his bed (i.e. to have sexual relation) and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the Angels will curse her till morning."


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