Her husband insists on anal sex
Fatwa No: 234367

  • Fatwa Date:8-1-2014 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 7, 1435
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My husband has pressured me into anal sex on more than 20 times and i gave up and allowed it .Sometimes it was forced upon me . I have threatned with divorce yet he did ut after that.i want a divorce regardless of him promising never to do it again but i have gotten threatned by my family and him that they will take my 4 kids away and Noone is supporting me. I can forgive him but i cant stand him anymore . They told me i am asking for divorce is harram and this reason isnt good enough and should forgive him. Plz let me know my rights! Its a nightmare sleeping with him becuz i feel like im an. Animal even when he behaves i keep having flashbacks ! Noone supporting me Becuz its all about not wanting to help and be tesponsible for me and my kids !


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger.

It is the right of a wife that her husband treats her on reasonable terms, and having anal sex with her is forbidden and it is in opposition to good marital relations. Please refer to Fatwa 87038.

You are obliged to repent for letting him do that. You are sinful even for the times he forced you to have anal sex unless the matter reached coercion and you believed that it was most likely that he would carry out his threats. For explanation of coercive compulsion, please refer to Fatwa 90215.

Accordingly, it is an obligation to advise him to repent to Allaah and stop doing such an evil act. If he repents, then praise be to Allaah; in that case, it is not permissible for you to ask for divorce as there is no sound reason for doing so. A wife is not permitted to ask for divorce unless she has a sound reason. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 131953.

However, if he does not stop that, then you have the right to ask for divorce. Some scholars are of the view that if the spouses agree to have anal sex, it becomes an obligation to separate them. Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: “If a husband has sex with his wife in her anus, it is an obligation to punish them with a punishment that would deter them. If it is known that they would not be deterred, then it is an obligation to separate them.” This is evidence that this matter is very grave.

In case of divorce, you have the right to custody of your children as long as you do not remarry. If you remarry, then the custody is passed on to the closest female relative in the sequence named by the jurists as clarified in Fatwa 84618.

As regards the children, their father is obliged to provide for their needs in all cases. If there is a dispute, you may take the matter to an Islamic center.

Finally, we did not understand what you meant by the rights you are asking about. For benefit on the rights of spouses towards each other, please refer to Fataawa 85308 and 83157.

Also, for benefit on the rights of a divorcee, please refer to Fataawa 83934 and 86603.

Allaah Knows best.

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