The spouse is obliged to take care of their spouse in a sort and reasonable way. Section of that sort and treatment that is reasonable sexual intercourse, which he needs to do. The majority of scholars set the full time limitation beyond which it isn’t permissible for the spouse to forego sexual intercourse at four months, however the proper view is the fact that there isn’t any time frame; the spouse needs to have sex together with his spouse based on just exactly just what satisfies her.
Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) stated:
Intercourse is obligatory upon the person if he’s got no reason. This is additionally the view of Maalik.
He (the spouse) is obliged to possess intercourse along with her, because Allaah states (interpretation associated with the meaning):
“…so as to go out of one other hanging (i.e. neither divorced nor hitched)…”
meaning, neither divorcing her so without a husband because he is not fulfilling his duty of having intercourse with her that she can marry another or leaving her.
Ahkaam al-Qur’aan, 1/374
Shaykh al-Islam (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
It is obligatory upon the spouse to own sex together with spouse relating to what’s going to satisfy her, as long as this may maybe not harm him actually, or keep him from earning money, which is perhaps maybe not on a four months.
Al-Ikhtiyaaraat al-Fiqhiyyah, p. 246.