Wife seeks divorce due to husband’s premature ejaculation

Reference: Fataawa Mu’aasirah – Page 85

Question: Is premature ejaculation a permissible reason for the wife to ask for divorce?

I know that sexual impotence is a [legally acceptable] reason [for requesting a divorce], however, if the husband ejaculates after [only] ten or twenty seconds, then how is he to be considered in this situation?

Response: If she is affected by that and [as a result] she misses out on her share of [sexual] pleasure, then there is no harm in her asking for a divorce, and if she has children, then she should not be hasty [in seeking a divorce]. And Allaah [alone] has the Complete knowledge [of all affairs].

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.