In Islam, marriage is not restricted to a platonic relationship between husband and wife, nor is it solely for procreation. The Islamic term for marriage, “nikah” literally means sexual intercourse.5
So why has Islam provided extensive rules and regulation regarding sex? This was because Islam has fully understood that sexual instincts cannot and must not be repressed. They can only be regulated for the well being of human beings in this life and for their success in the hereafter.
Sex in married life has been openly recommended in Qur’an,
“…when they [i.e., the wives] have cleansed themselves [after menstruation], you go into them as Allah has commanded.
Last Friday Muslim preacher Nassim Abdi delivered a sermon in Auburn.
It was consistent with mainstream Islamic teaching.
“If the husband calls the wife to be intimate and there’s no legitimate reason for the woman to say no, then she must answer the call of her husband. She must answer the call of her husband and if not, she had committed a major sin.”
“The man calls the wife to bed and the woman refuses? The angels curse this woman and he sleeps with her while she’s angry the angels curse her until she wakes up.”
The Australian spoke to the NSW Attorney General and Families Minister Pru Goward:
The NSW Attorney-General has criticised the “repugnant views” of a Sydney Muslim preacher who told members of an Islamic group in Sydney’s west it was a “major sin” for wives to refuse their husband’s demands for sexual intercourse.
Mark Speakman slammed Mr Abdi’s comments: “Respect for all women is a central value of Australian society. The views expressed by this preacher are repugnant to those values.”
While Mr Speakman said non-consensual sex was a serious crime that should be reported to police, it was up to authorities to determine whether Mr Abdi’s remarks constituted a criminal offence.
NSW Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward said the preacher was “completely out of step with Australian values because nobody in Australia thinks it’s a sin to say no to sex.”
It's so demoralising to see those sorts of ill informed comments.
Here's a video from the Auburn mosque where Abdi delivered his sermon - you'll only need the first minute.
It's pointless for the AG to say that Nassim Abdi's "views" are repugnant - because it's not his view.
It's Islam as delivered to the prophet in 700AD.
Here's the Islamic teaching on marriage: