Refusing Intercourse During Counselling

Q: My husband and I have some issues where all he wants to do is spend time with his friends and no time with me. I asked him to leave our home to give me and him space to decide what is important in our marriage. We will be going for marriage counseling soon. Am I allowed to refuse my husband intercourse during this time or not?   

A: Your query refers. You are not allowed to refuse him sexual relations during this period. This aspect of the marriage still remains in force.

And Allah knows best

Siraj Desai (Mufti)