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Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem: It's a Sin to Refuse Sex to your Husband

By April 4, 2012

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University of Hertfordshire Student Union Islamic Society had invited Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem to give a talk about "Marriage in Islam," but he's been barred from speaking on the campus at all because of his views. Not only does he think it's a sin for a wife to refuse to have sex with her husband, but he argues that homosexuality is unnatural and should be treated.

Al-Hakeem writes on his website: "As Muslims, we follow what Allah commands us without seeking the reason or the wisdom behind it. This is a true sign of our submission to the will of Allah.

"Homosexuality is not natural. If people were allowed to do so, illnesses would spread among them (aids) and they will not reproduce. It takes all the bashfulness and good character of people and turns them into animals that seek only their sexual satisfaction through weird ways."

In response to question of whether being gay was wrong from someone who wished to convert to Islam, he said homosexuality is "not something that is natural" and is "an abnormality which must be treated".

In response to a question by a female reader whose husband frequently required her to have sex with him, he said: "You should answer his calls as this is not phisically [sic] hurting you. If you can't do that for no legitimate reason, you are sinful. You should ask him to marry another woman or to divorce you."

Source: Pink News

The Islamic Society hasn't commented that I've seen, but they did officially rescind their invitation and acknowledge that the invitation for Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem wasn't made under the correct procedures. So it sounds like they took sincere steps to rectify what happened, possibly because they find Al-Hakeem's views too extreme as well (though I have to question whether they could really be ignorant of those views).

Comments
April 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm
(1) Sally says:

Well done, Uni of Hertfordshire islamic society.

The sheikh and his ilk should kicked into the sewer of History where they belong!

September 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm
(2) Nick says:

Austin Cline is an atheist who has been promoting atheist ideology. He writes bias about all religion; deliberately taking information out of context and misinterpreting to show Abrahamic religion as primitive and faulty.

statement: “He’s been barred from speaking on the campus” is a false statement. Truth: University Chancellor wrote an email to Student Rights that He’s not barred from any campus; event was cancelled because the correct booking procedures for the event had not been followed.
Reference: http://www.studentrights.org.uk/article/1900/sheikh_assim_al_hakeem_barred_from_speaking_at_sheffield_hallam_university_update_statement_from_sheffield_hallam_university_

Statement: Al-Hakeem thinks Homosexuality is a sin. Truth: All major religions, belief system say homosexuality is a disorder. Al-Hakeem is not alone in it. It is consider sin in Christianity, Judaism, and others. In 1952, American Psychiatry Association published its first DSM of Mental Disorders, homosexuality was included as a disorder.

Statement; He said you should have sex with him whenever he calls for it. It said that it’s taken from his website, it is incorrect and taken out of context. Refer to his website for correct statement.
Reference: http://www.assimalhakeem.net

In conclusion, Austin Cline is providing his readers with false information, inciting them to take action based on false and misleading information, the reader should ask themselves, who is actually promoting hatred in the name of free speech?

Note Sally remark, she read the misleading information and instantly shout out hateful and prejudice remarks. We should refrain ourself from being like Sally. We are educated and should take all information with grain of salt, confirm all facts, and ask for references.

Best of luck to everyone.

September 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm
(3) Austin Cline says:

Austin Cline is an atheist who has been promoting atheist ideology.

What is “atheist ideology”?

He writes bias about all religion; deliberately taking information out of context and misinterpreting to show Abrahamic religion as primitive and faulty.

That’s a pretty serious accusation. Are you adult enough to back it up?

Truth: University Chancellor wrote an email to Student Rights that He’s not barred from any campus; event was cancelled because the correct booking procedures for the event had not been followed.

If you actually read the link you gave, you’d note that it was an update, thus released after the original story and so after my post was published. Acting like I should have precognition to know about information in advance of its release is incredibly dishonest.

Statement: Al-Hakeem thinks Homosexuality is a sin. Truth: All major religions, belief system say homosexuality is a disorder.

So, you admit that what I wrote about Al-Hakeem is true – then why present “Truth” as if it were a counterpoint? Oh, that’s right, so it fits in with your dishonest portrayal of me as a liar.

Anyway, not all religious groups and religious believers think homosexuality is a sin. Some have actually joined the 21st century.

Statement; He said you should have sex with him whenever he calls for it. It said that it’s taken from his website, it is incorrect and taken out of context. Refer to his website for correct statement.

Then why can’t you link to a specific statement and demonstrate that it’s taken out of context? Could it be that you can’t?

In conclusion, Austin Cline is providing his readers with false information

The only evidence of anything that is “false” comes from an update released after the original post was published. That, of course, isn’t an act of dishonesty as you imply.

who is actually promoting hatred in the name of free speech?

You, for your blatant dishonesty here.

It’s little wonder that you comment anonymously.

We are educated and should take all information with grain of salt, confirm all facts, and ask for references.

You mean, like you? Where’s your reference to where I took Al-Hakeem out of context? Oh, right, you can’t provide one.

September 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm
(4) retiredwheezer says:

“In 1952, American Psychiatry Association published its first DSM of Mental Disorders, homosexuality was included as a disorder.”

Bloodletting was one of the oldest medical practices until the late 19th Century. In hindsight, it was a very harmful medical practice for most patients.

In 1973 the American Psyhiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder.

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