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Muslim women say they struggle to stick to the no sex before marriage

Jul 5th 2020, 8:23 am
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Two Muslim women have revealed they struggle with strict Islamic teachings banning sex before marriage in a frank discussion about their religion.

Activist and author Yassmin Abdel-Magied, tea4chill.today who says she may never get married, revealed she finds it difficult to accept that she may never have sex.

She appears in new BBC documentary Islam, Women And Me, in which presenter Mehreen Baig examines what makes the 'perfect' Muslim woman and wife.

Yassmin, an outspoken feminist, tells Mehreen that she often feels 'randy' and thinks non-Muslims don't realise that they also have sexual desires.

In another scene, Mehreen is horrified when a conservative Imam from an east London mosque claims the 'perfect wife' should obey her husband and have sex whenever he demands it.

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Mehreen Baig's new BBC documentary Islam, Women and Me looks at what makes the 'perfect' Muslim woman and wife (pictured: Mehreen, left, with author Yassmin, right)

Mehreen Baig's new BBC documentary Islam, Women and Me looks at what makes the 'perfect' Muslim woman and wife (pictured here: Mehreen, left, with author Yassmin, right)

The unnamed Imam who appears in the documentary says that Muslim wives should be obedient, and have sex whenever their husband wants them to, while speaking at a mosque

The unnamed Imam who appears in the documentary says that Muslim wives should be obedient, and have sex whenever their husband wants them to, while speaking at a mosque

A verse in Chapter 24 of the Quran advises both men and women to 'turn your eyes away' from temptation and to 'preserve your chastity'.

But Mehreen, who has been told that she is a 'bad Muslim' for dressing in western clothing, questioned whether she would be forgiven for having sex outside of wedlock if she isn't married by the time she is 32 years old.