Treating the husband badly and denying him his marital rights

Question 8: I have been married for thirty seven years now. I refrained from having intercourse with my husband eight years ago and started to mistreat him. What is the ruling on this act?

Answer: A wife is obliged to honor and treat her husband kindly seeking to please Allaah. It is impermissible for her to refrain from having intercourse with her husband unless she has a Shar`ee (Islaamically lawful) excuse… read more here.

Wife denying the husband’s rights and people turning her against him

Question 7: What is the ruling on a wife who denies her husband his marital rights; by refusing to have sexual relations with him despite being healthy and without any Shar`ee (Islaamically lawful) excuse? What is the ruling on someone who tries to provoke the spouses against each other, if they are from amongthe wife’s relatives?

Answer: First, a wife must obey her husband when he calls her to his bed, and it is Haraam (prohibited) for her to refuse without a Shar`ee excuse. It was authentically reported in the Two Saheeh (authentic) Books of Hadeeth (Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) and other books on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed (to have sexual relation) and she refuses and lets him sleep while angry, the angels will curse her until the morning.” In another narration, the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said… read more here.

Turning a wife against her husband

Question 6: A woman’s family is turning her against her husband, preventing her from going to him by force, and threatening her. Even more, they are asking him to divorce her. What is the ruling of Islaam on people who do these acts nowadays? Please give us your Fatwaa’ (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar). May Allaah reward you.

Answer: It is Haraam (prohibited) to turn a wife against her husband, based on the evidence reported in this regard. Anyone who does that has committed a sin and an evil act of Fisq (flagrant violation of Islaamic law)… read more here.