Qur’an 2:223—Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will.
Tafsir al-Jalalayn on 2:223—Your women are a tillage for you, that is, the place where you sow [the seeds of] your children; so come to your tillage, that is, the specified place, the front part, in whichever way you wish, whether standing up, sitting down, lying down, from the front or the back.
Sahih al-Bukhari 3237—Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Messenger said, “If a husband calls his wife to bed (i.e., to have sexual relation) and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning.”
Sunan Ibn Majah 1853—The Messenger of Allah said: “If I were to command anyone to prostrate to anyone other than Allah, I would have commanded women to prostrate to their husbands. 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.”
With such a low view of women, it shouldn't be surprising that a Muslim politician would blame adultery on the victims, rather than on their husbands.
MALAYSIA—Malaysian men have extramarital sex because of “wives who neglect their responsibilities” to their husbands, a Malaysian lawmaker told Parliament on Thursday, outraging women’s groups.
“Husbands driving home after work see things that are sexually arousing and go to their wives to ease their urges,” said independent lawmaker Ibrahim Ali, according to online portal Malaysiakini.
“But when they come home to their wives, they will say, ‘wait, I’m cooking,’ or ‘wait, I’m getting ready to visit relatives’,” Ibrahim said.
“In Islam, wives are supposed to stop everything to fulfill their husband’s demands.”
Ali heads Perkasa, a right-wing Malay nationalist group seeking to protect ethnic Malay dominance in politics.
His strident comments came as he asked about plans by the government’s religious development department to educate wives on their responsibilities.
Wives failing in their duties pushed men to go to “private places to satisfy their urges”, he said.
An aide to the lawmaker confirmed the remarks but declined further comment.
His comments prompted fury among women’s groups in a nation with a growing sex industry and a problem with human trafficking.
Women’s Aid Organisation chief Ivy Josiah said Ibrahim’s comments were unacceptable for a parliamentarian.
“I am appalled as he equates women to being a sex toy and what is worse is that he uses religion to try and justify his position,” she told AFP.
“The comments not only show that Ibrahim Ali is a Malay supremacist but a male supremacist as well.”
Rights group Tenaganita, who monitor issues of human trafficking and abuse, said such sentiments were one of the causes of human trafficking in the country.
“Because people like Ibrahim Ali believe it is their right to get sex anytime from their wives, or otherwise seek it from elsewhere, that’s why you have a growing sex industry and we see such human trafficking cases,” senior coordinator Aegile fernandez told AFP. (Read more)