Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
My question is:
I and my wife are living in same roof alongwith 4 children but almost about four months we are not even like to see each others face. My wife and I always used our children to say each other. No physical relations between us about 4 months. Kindly guide me to get to the right conclusion and guide me the current status of our NIKKAH as in Islam
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Validity of nikaah
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Dear and beloved brother in Islam, just because for some reason one has not been able to conjugate with one’s wife for any period….be it 4 months, 4 years, or 40 years…..rest absolutely assured that this by itself does not automatically effect the validity of one’s Nikaah in any way whatsoever!
The sacred institution of ‘nikaah’ in Islam is only broken by a divorce.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,