Muslim Cleric Issues Fatwa that Wives MUST have Sex with Husbands even if on Camels


A Muslim cleric has issued a fatwa ordering a woman to

agree to sex with her husband even if they are on the back

of a camel, as he denounces the idea of marital rape as

‘made up by European people’.

Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria claims that,

according to the Prophet Mohammed, a wife can only

refuse her husband sex if she is menstruating, sick or just

given birth. Her right to say no, he asserted, was lost the

moment her father handed her to her new husband.

Zakaria told Malay Mail Online :

‘Even the Prophet says even when they’re riding on

the back of the camel, when the husband asks her,

she must give. So there’s no such thing as rape in

marriage. This is made by European people, why

should we follow?’

Unsurprisingly, his religious edict and outrageous

comments have horrified many in his home

country of Malaysia and beyond.

Writing in, Joshua Teh, an advocacy

officer at the Women’s Centre for Change in Penang, said:

‘Have we not provided excuses for rapists long

enough? We need to recognise that women, both

married and not married, have the right over their

own bodies, and that includes the right to reject


To turn a blind eye to that right is to reduce the

woman’s dignity as a person and to further

normalise the prevalence of sexual crimes in our


However, another mufti has said sex between a married

couple must take place in a ‘harmonious situation so as not

to hurt each other’ – which means rape is not possible.

What’s more, Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin – known as ‘Dr

Maz’ – has said a man is not allowed to refuse sex with his

wife, nor is he allowed to stop without ‘getting consensus

from his wife for fear that she did not have time to enjoy’.

– DailyMail

Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria

This is what a camel looks like

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