Is it permissible for a woman to wear transparent clothes before her husband?

Question 21: Is it permissible for the husband to look at the `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public) of his wife during sexual intercourse? Is it permissible for a woman to wear transparent clothes before her husband?

Answer: It is permissible for the husband to look at the `Awrah of his wife during sexual intercourse. It is permissible for her to wear transparent clothes before him because it is permissible for him to see any part of her body... read more here.

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Husband’s brothers staying at his house

Question 20: I am a married man and I am employee. My father’s health and financial conditions force me to live in the same house with my parents and brothers. It should be notedthat I have two brothers; the younger brother is about 17 years old. Your Eminence, What is your view with regards to living with my father and brothers in the same house? I appreciate your advice. Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allaah be with you!

Answer: There is no harm in living in the same house with your brothers, provided that your wife wears decent clothes and veil in their presence. She should not have Khulwah (being alone with a member of the opposite sex) in the house with anyone of your brothers... read more here.

Video taping the sexual intercourse

Question 20: What is the ruling on video taping sexual intercourse between spouses? It is worth mentioning that some Fataawaa’ (legal opinions issued by qualified Muslim scholars) have been issued by people who count themselves as scholars in some neighboring towns allowing this, on condition that the spouses should firmly keep such tapes private to prevent them from being seen by others. Attached is a copy of one of the Fataawaa’ issued in this regard. What is the opinion of the honorable members of the Committee? May Allaah keep them sound and guide them to serve Islaam and Muslims.

Answer: Videotaping sexual intercourse between spouses is an extremely prohibited act, for the general evidence forbidding videos, and for the mischief and evil resulting from such an act, that neither Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) nor sound intellect, or morals approve of... read more here.

The meaning of the Aayah: “They are Libaas (garments) for you…”

Question 19: Is it permissible for the two spouses to take off their clothes and look at each other while having sex? What is the meaning of the following Aayah: They are Libaas [i.e. body cover, or screen, or Sakan, (i.e. you enjoy the pleasure of living with them – as in Aayah 7:189) Tafseer Al-Tabaree ], for you and you are the same for them. ? Could you kindly explain how should we perform Ghusl (ritual bath following major ritual impurity) to offer Salaah or without performing Salaah?

Answer: It is permissible for a man to see his wife while she is naked and a wife is likewise. As for the meaning of Allaah’s Saying: They are Libaas [i.e. body cover, or screen, or Sakan, (i.e. you enjoy the pleasure of living with them – as in aayah 7:189) Tafseer Al-Tabaree ], for you and you are the same for them. Ibn `Abbaas, Mujaahid, Sa`eed ibn Jubayr, Al Hasan, Qataadah, Al-Suddee and Muqaatil ibn Hayyaan said: The meaning is: They are your abode of peace. Al-Rabee` ibn Anas said: They are your wrapper and you are wrapper to them. Ibn Katheer (may Allaah be merciful to him) said: The meaning is: Both husband and wife mix with one another, touch and have sex. Therefore, it is permissible for them to have sex during the nights of Ramadan in order not to impose hardship on them... read more here.

Looking at the wife’s private parts during sexual intercourse

Question 18: Is it permissible for the husband to look at the `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public) of his wife during sexual intercourse? Is it permissible for a woman to wear transparent clothes before her husband?

Answer: It is permissible for the husband to look at the `Awrah of his wife during sexual intercourse. It is permissible for her to wear transparent clothes before him because it is permissible for him to see any part of her body... read more here.

Is it permissible that both spouses get naked before each other?

Question 17: Is it permissible that both spouses get naked before each other? Is there any supplication that should be said before having sexual intercourse and if there is a supplication, could you mention it please?

Answer: Firstly, it is permissible for both spouses to be naked before each other. It was related by ‘Aboo Daawood on the authority of Bahz ibn Haakim from his father from his grandfather that he said... read more here.

Nakedness while having sexual intercourse

Question 16:  Is it permissible for a man to have intercourse with his wife while they are naked or should they cover themselves up?

Answer: A man and woman must cover themselves before people except a man with his wife or slave girl while having sexual intercourse, or vice-versa... read more here.

Parts of the wife’s body a husband is allowed to see

Question 15: Is it permissible for the husband and the wife to look at any part of each others bodies?

Answer: It is permissible for both of them to look at any part of each other... read more here.

Parts of the wife’s body lawful for the husband to see

Question 14: Is it permissible for a man to be naked while having sexual intercourse with his wife? Is it permissible for the wife to do the same for her husband?

Answer: Yes, she may do this but they should cover themselves... read more here.

Having sexual intercourse while being naked

Question 13: Is it permissible for a husband and his wife to put no clothes on under one quilt or not?

Answer: It is permissible for a husband and his wife to sleep naked under one quilt for it is permissible for both spouses to touch and look at each other’s bodies. It was related by ‘Aboo Dawood and Al-Nasaa’ee on the authority of `Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that she said... read more here.

Abstaining from having sexual intercourse with the wife during certain days

Question 12: Is it permissible for a husband to have intercourse with his wife on the two sacred days of Friday and Monday? Are there certain days of the week when he should not have intercourse with her?

Answer: First, Friday is a feast for the Muslims. It is desirable for a man on that day to perform Ghusl (ritual bath), put on perfume, wear clean clothes and go to perform the Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer early. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse while listening to the Qur’aan

Question 11: What is the ruling on having intercourse with one’s wife while listening to the recitation of the Qur’aan on the radio? I do this to drive the accursed Satan away from the house.

Answer: The Prophet (peace be upon him) taught his Ummah (nation based on one creed) what to say upon having intercourse with one’s wife. On the authority of Ibn `Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) who narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said... read more here.

Is it lawful for a woman to say the supplication of having sexual intercourse?

Question 10: Is it a Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) for women to say: “In the Name of Allaah, O Allaah protect us against Satan and keep Satan away from what you have bestowed upon us”?

Answer: This Du`aa’ (supplication) is prescribed to be said by men when they intend to have sexual intercourse with their wives. Proof for this is the Hadeeth which is narrated by Ibn `Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both)... read more here.

Etiquette and proper limits of sexual intercourse

Question 9: What are the etiquette and proper limits that should be observed by a husband and wife during intercourse? What is Makrooh (disliked) and Haraam (prohibited) and how can it be performed in the best way?

Answer: Allaah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, If one of you, when he approaches his wife (i.e., has conjugal intercourse with her), says, ‘In the name of Allaah. O Allah! Keep Satan away from us and keep Satan away from what You bestow on us (i.e., the coming offspring)’ and it is decreed that they should have a child, Satan will never harm it.read more here.

What are the duties of a wife towards her husband?

Question 8: What are the duties of a wife towards her husband?

Answer: The wife should observe the following duties towards her husband:

1- Obeying him when he commands her with good as long as it is in her capacity. 2- Maintaining his honor, money and children. 3- Looking after his family. 4- Answering him if he asks to have intercourse with her. 5- Leaving his house only with his permission. 6- Assuming the house work done by her peers. In general… read more here.

Supplication said upon having sexual intercourse

Question 7: What is the Salaah (Prayer) a wife should offer after having intercourse with her husband? What is the Du`aa’ (supplication) a man should say when performing Ghusl (ritual bath) on Friday?

Answer: It is desirable for both husband and wife to say before having intercourse, “In the name of Allaah. O, Allaah! Keep us away from Satan, and keep Satan away from what You have bestowed upon us.” They should seek chastity and having children, not only satisfying their desire. There is no particular Du`aa’ for the Ghusl on Friday, nor is there a Salah that should be offered by the man and the woman before having intercourse… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse with a pregnant woman

Question 6: When should a man avoid having intercourse with his pregnant wife? Does intercourse during the first three months of pregnancy have an adverse affect on the fetus?

Answer: There is nothing wrong with having sexual intercourse with one’s pregnant wife as long as it is not medically proven that it may cause harm to the fetus. What is forbidden is to have sexual intercourse with one’s wife during her period, for Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.

Having vaginal sex with the wife from her behind

Question 5: Is it permissible for a husband to have vaginal sex with his wife from her back with or without an excuse, or is it impermissible?

Answer: It is permissible for the husband to have sexual intercourse with his wife from the back as long as they will have vaginal and not anal intercourse. Anal intercourse is unlawful in any way according to the saying of Allaah (Exalted be He)… read more here.

Ruling on enjoying the wife’s whole body

Question 4: Is it permissible for a man to enjoy the body of his wife whether from the front or from the back even her buttock without having anal sex?

Answer: It is permissible for a man to enjoy the entire body of his wife except the anus. He must keep away from having sex during her menstruation period, post-childbirth and Ihraam for Hajj or `Umrah (minor Hajj), until they take off their Ihraam… read more here.

A husband sucking his wife’s breast while having sexual intercourse

Question 3: What is the ruling on a husband who relishes sucking the breast milk of his wife? Is that act Haraam (prohibited) or Makrooh (disliked)? Will his wife be declared unlawful for him if it happens that some drops of milk reach his stomach? Do they have to be separated? Please inform us of the ruling of Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) on this. May Allaah benefit you!

Answer: It is permissible for the husband to suck the breast milk of his wife and she is not to be considered unlawful for him if the milk happens to reach his stomach… read more here.

A man performing Wudoo’ each time he has sexual intercourse with his wife

Question 2: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: When any one of you intends to repeat intercourse with his wife, he should perform Wudoo’ (ablution).” Is this ruling particular to the man, or does it also include the woman?

Answer: Wudoo’ before repeating intercourse is prescribed for the man, as he is the one who is asked to do so, not the woman… read more here.

Having sexual intercourse more than once and delaying taking Ghusl

Question 1: Is it permissible for me to have sexual intercourse with my wife more than once on the same night then go to sleep without taking a bath?

Answer: It is permissible for a man to have sexual intercourse with his wife more than once on the same night. However, he must perform Wudoo’ (ablution) before the second time because of the following Hadeeth: When anyone amongst you has sexual intercourse with his wife and then intends to repeat it, he should perform ablution. Al-Haakim added: It gives more activity to the body.read more here.