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Jun 02, 2020
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Former Houston Imam Zoubir Bouchikhi: A Woman Goes To Hell If She Rebels Against Her Husband, Is Cursed By The Angels If She Denies Him Sex

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Source: Online Platforms - "Riyad Al-Jannah's YouTube channel "

Malaysia-based Algerian Islamic scholar Sheikh Zoubir Bouchikhi, who had been the imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston until he was deported from the United States in 2011 for immigration-related charges, taught a class at Riyad Al-Jannah, the mosque in Malaysia where he is currently the imam. A video of the class was uploaded to Riyad Al-Jannah's YouTube channel on June 2, 2020. During the class, Sheikh Bouchikhi said that women who rebel against their husbands will go to Hell. He cited a hadith that says that when a woman angers her husband by refusing her husband’s request for intimacy, she is cursed by angels until morning. He added: "Do you know how many women are cursed every night?" For more about Sheikh Bouchikhi, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7908.

Zoubir Bouchikhi: "We said that one of the major sins in Islam is that a woman rebels against her husband.


"She becomes rebellious. She doesn't listen. She doesn't obey. That's a major sin, sisters. No joke. You go to Hell for that.


"When he asks her for basic things that she is supposed to do as a wife, she refuses. For example, he asks her to come to bed and she refuses. She says: 'I don't feel like sleeping.' He is not asking you to come sleep.


"He is asking you for something and he is being polite, but you say: 'No. I'm not feeling like [it].' Then good for you when he marries another one.


"The Prophet Muhammad said: 'When a man calls his wife to his bed, and she does not come, and he spends the night angry with her, the angels will curse her until the morning.' Do you know how many women are cursed every night?"

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