“It’s A Major Sin For A Wife To Refuse Husband’s Sex Demands” – Islamic Cleric, Nassim Abdi

A Islamic cleric, Nassim Abdi has sparked a serious outrage after he declared that it’s a ‘major sin’ for a wife to refuse her husband’s sex demands.

Nassim, a fundamentalist preacher in Sydney, Australia; made the controversial statement at Bukhari House Islamic Bookstore, Auburn mosque in the city’s west, while preaching on the prohibitions regarding intimacy in marriage.

In his words, a married woman would be ‘cursed’ by angels if she refuses her husband’s demands for sex.

”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.

She must answer the call of her husband and if not she has committed a major sin. 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.”

Nassim’s statement has sparked major concern among Feminists, with long-time feminist, Eva Cox describing him as a ‘nutter’ for disrespecting women’s rights.

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”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.”

Macquarie University research professor, Catharine Lumby, who is also a gender adviser with the National Rugby League, described the sermon by Nassim Abdi 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.

It is absolutely against the law in this country what he’s advocating. It’s a form of hate speech,” she said.

Professor Lumby said Nassim’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.

Shocking. The more I think about what this fundamentalist preacher said, in a way he’s advocating a form of domestic violence.”

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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 Muslims.

The Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association, a fundamentalist Sunni group, pulled the video from YouTube on Tuesday after Daily Mail Australia contacted it about the sermon, which state Attorney-General Mark Speakman called ‘repugnant’.

”Non-consensual sex is a serious crime which should be reported to the police,” he told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday. ”Respect for all women is a central value of Australian society.”

”The views expressed by this preacher are repugnant to those values.”

The video was re-posted, however, with an Arabic subtitle over a section where Mr Abdi had said: “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.”

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Mr Abdi has also published a clarifying video claiming he had made a ‘slip of the tongue’ and he did not condone rape in his sermon titled: ‘Prohibitions regarding intimacy in marriage.’

”In regards to marital rape, or any other type of rape, 100 per cent I do not condone, I do not accept rape in marriage or outside of marriage or any other type of rape,” he said.

”The problematic statement which was a clear slip of the tongue and an accidental one, was that he sleeps with her whilst he’s angry with her.”

In his original sermon at the mosque, Mr Abdi said a wife had a duty to make herself available to her husband’s sexual demands.

”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.”

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.

Mr Abdi has previously declared it sinful for Muslim women to show their ears in public and for parents to allow their children to listen to music in the car.

He had also advocated that Muslim parents should stop their daughters from going to university because it could lead to premarital sex.

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