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Is sexual intercourse permitted from the rear private area?

Is sexual intercourse permitted from the rear private area?Q: Is sexual intercourse permitted from the rear private area ?

Q: Is sexual intercourse permitted from the rear private area ?


 

A: Islam has permitted the satisfying of sexual urge of a human with a lawful spouse in a lawful manner. Whilst the Shariah has permitted the husband and wife to be informal in terms of their intimate relationship, certain parameters must be upheld to maintain the bounds of human dignity and self-respect. Hence any act of gratification that is unnatural or harmful to the relationship or health will be forbidden. One such action is to penetrate the wife from the anus. Having intercourse through the rear private area is categorically forbidden in Islam and is a major sin.

It is permitted for the couple to choose any position they prefer for intercourse, but subject to one condition, that it must be in the vagina. There are also grave spiritual and established physical and psychological harms in anal sex. Addressing this matter in the Quran Allah Ta’ala says :

" Your wives are tillage for you to cultivate. So approach your tillage from where you wish, but do some good act for yourselves beforehand; and fear .Allah, and know that you are to meet Him, and give glad tidings to the believers." (Qur'an 2: 222-223)

The term harth (tillage) indicates that it is only permissible to penetrate one's wife in the vagina, as this is the only route through which the seeds are cultivated, and not the anus, since it is a place of impurity. {Al-Tibb al-Nabawi P: 187)

The Messenger of Allah(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also emphatically prohibited anal penetration in many ahadith.

Sayyiduna 'Abdullah ibn Abbas (Radiyallahu Anhuma) relates that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

لا ينظر الله إلى رجل أتى رجل أو امرأة في الدبر

"Allah shall not look [with kindness] at any man who enters another man or a woman in the anus." (Sunan al-Tirmidhi 1165)

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) relates that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: "Cursed is he, who enters a woman in her anus." {Sunan Abi Dawood 2155 and others)

The meaning of "being cursed (malun)” is that, one is distant from Divine Mercy, and an object of Divine Dislike. The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) cursed certain matters so that we take heed and avoid them.

These, and many other, evidences are clear in the prohibition this sinful act. This is in addition to the fact that anal sex causes undue pain and is a source of many diseases widespread in today's promiscuous society.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Was Salaam

Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti)                 M.D. Mangera (Mufti)
Fatwa Dept.                                    Fatwa Dept.

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