Outrage at Muslim preacher’s ‘repugnant’ views that it’s a ‘major SIN’ for a wife to refuse her husband’s demands for sex
Nothing will be done about it. Nassim Abdi is teaching Islam 101. Its not as if he made it up. These are not just “his views”. Its mainstream Islam. But don’t take my word for it, scroll down to the end of the page for the authentic hadith.
- Muslim fundamentalist preacher in Sydney said husband could demand sex
- Nassim Abdi described a wife’s refusal to get intimate with spouse as ‘major sin’
- Feminists Eva Cox and Catharine Lumby condemned Sunni religious sermon
- New South Wales Attorney-General Mark Speakman said his views ‘repugnant’
Feminists and the NSW Attorney General have expressed concern after a Sydney Muslim preacher declared it was a ‘major sin’ for a wife to refuse sex with her husband.
Nassim Abdi, a fundamentalist Sunni, told an Auburn mosque in the city’s west a woman would be ‘cursed’ by angels for withholding marital intimacy.
‘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,’ he said on Friday night.
‘She must answer the call of her husband and if not she has committed a major sin.
Nassim Abdi, a fundamentalist Sunni at an Auburn mosque in Sydney’s west, said it was a ‘major sin’ for a wife to refuse a husband’s demand for sex
The preacher from the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association, which calls for a return to seventh century Islam, said the angels would ‘curse’ a woman who refused to have sex
‘If the man calls the wife to bed and she refuses, the angels curse this woman and he sleeps with her whilst he’s angry, the angels curse her until she wakes up.’
Mr Abdi preaches a seventh-century fundamentalist version of Salafist Islam from Saudi Arabia with the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association, which also advocates aspects of Sharia law.
Long-time feminist Eva Cox described him as a ‘nutter’, while stressing Islam was not the only religion with fundamentalists who disrespected women’s rights.
‘Somebody needs to inform the preacher that he’s preaching something which is illegal,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Preaching something which is illegal maybe should be banned.
‘I’m sorry we’ve got these nutters.’
So? Are we going to ban Quran, sira & hadith? All Islamic teachings are illegal. Child-marriage, polygamy, FGM, wife-beating, jihad, murder of homosexuals, honour killing of daughters who refuse to wear hijab: all of it is illegal. So when are we banning Islam?
Nassim Abdi has previously declared it sinful for Muslim women to show their ears under their hijabs in public and for parents to allow their children to listen to music in the car
Macquarie University research professor Catharine Lumby, a gender adviser with the National Rugby League, described the sermon as ‘hate speech’.
‘That kind of speech should be investigated. I believe in freedom of speech but I believe in limits to freedom of speech where violence is being advocated,’ she said.
Catharine Lumby said the sermon was ‘hate speech’
‘It is absolutely against the law in this country what he’s advocating.
‘It’s a form of hate speech.’
Both feminists from an academic background stressed that fundamentalist Christians, too, had described women as the sexual property of men and said the sermon was not a reflection on all Australian Muslims.
Mr Abdi has previously declared it sinful for Muslim women to show their ears under their hijabs in public and for parents to allow their children to listen to music in the car.
Professor Lumby said Mr Abdi’s sermon could encourage Muslim men to commit domestic violence.
‘I would say it’s incitement to commit a criminal offence: if your wife doesn’t submit, then you still have the right to take her. That is a crime under Australian law,’ she said.
‘Shocking. The more I think about what this fundamentalist preacher said, in a way he’s advocating a form of domestic violence.’
Long-time feminist and women’s rights activist Eva Cox said the preacher was a ‘nutter’
No. Its us and our political clown gallery who allowed these monsters to settle here among us, behind enemy lines.
New South Wales amended the Crimes Act this year to give three-year jail terms for inciting violence based on race, religion or sexuality.
However, it didn’t specifically target the comments of religious preachers.
Attorney-General Mark Speakman said Mr Abdi’s remarks were a matter for police.
‘Non-consensual sex is a serious crime which should be reported to the police,’ he told Daily Mail Australia today.
Nothing will be done about it.
Attorney-General Mark Speakman said his views were ‘repugnant’ to Australian values of respecting women
‘Respect for all women is a central value of Australian society.
‘The views expressed by this preacher are repugnant to those values.’
Daily Mail Australia has sought a right of reply from the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association at Auburn.
The group removed the video from YouTube after a series of questions were emailed to them.
It was titled: ‘Prohibitions regarding intimacy in marriage.’
Marital rape didn’t become a crime across Australia until the 1980s, with South Australia in 1976 becoming the first state to criminalise sexual assault in a marriage.
Here the scriptures that support the views of this imam:
إِذَا دَعَا الرَّجُلُ امْرَأَتَهُ إِلَى فِرَاشِهِ فَأَبَتْ، فَبَاتَ غَضْبَانَ عَلَيْهَا، لَعَنَتْهَا الْمَلاَئِكَةُ حَتَّى تُصْبِحَ
If a husband calls his wife to his bed and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning. [Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 59, Hadith 48]
وَالَّذِي نَفْسُ مُحَمَّدٍ بِيَدِهِ لاَ تُؤَدِّي الْمَرْأَةُ حَقَّ رَبِّهَا حَتَّى تُؤَدِّيَ حَقَّ زَوْجِهَا وَلَوْ سَأَلَهَا نَفْسَهَا وَهِيَ عَلَى قَتَبٍ لَمْ تَمْنَعْهُ
By the One in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad! No woman can fulfill her duty towards Allah until she fulfills her duty towards her husband. If he asks her (for intimacy) even if she is on her camel saddle, she should not refuse. [Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 3, Book 9, Hadith 1853]
إِذَا الرَّجُلُ دَعَا زَوْجَتَهُ لِحَاجَتِهِ فَلْتَأْتِهِ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ عَلَى التَّنُّورِ
When a man calls his wife for his need, then let her come, even if she is at the oven. [Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Book 12, Hadith 15]
There is another authentic Hadith that has slight variation of words:
إِذَا بَاتَتِ الْمَرْأَةُ مُهَاجِرَةً فِرَاشَ زَوْجِهَا لَعَنَتْهَا الْمَلاَئِكَةُ حَتَّى تَرْجِعَ
If a woman spends the night deserting her husband’s bed (does not sleep with him), then the angels send their curses on her till she comes back (to her husband). [Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 67, Hadith 128]