A Muslim police chaplain, Musleh Khan, has been ordered to explain himself after he allegedly claimed that women “sin” if they do not consent to sex with their husband.
According to a leaked presentation, Musleh Khan, who alleges to be an expert on marriage counseling, believes that a wife must be totally obedient to their husband.
Daily Express UK reports that the new police chaplain said unless a woman is ill, or is fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, they must agree to sex when their husband demands it.
He reportedly said:
“Without a valid reason then she committed a major sin.
“So sisters it’s part of your act of worship towards Allah that you try to respond to this as best you can as part of your duties as the wife.”
Khan also reportedly advised women that they should seek authorization from their husbands just to leave their home.
The disturbing comments came in a question and answer session at Ummah Nabawiah Mosque in Ontario, Canada, in 2015, where Khan explained that a girl is fit to be married whenever she hits puberty.
Speaking about Mohammed’s marriage to nine year-old Aisha in the Koran, he reportedly said:
“Nine year-olds back then are comparable to 20 to 30 year-olds now.
“Back then at nine years old you were mature enough and you could get married.”
The president of the Toronto Police Association, Mike McCormack, received a torrent of emails about the chaplain’s views and said Mr Khan “needs to clarify his comments.”