What Are Some of the Etiquette of Intimacy in the Shafi’i School?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


I am planning on learning the Shafi‘i madhab. Could you please advise me on the rules of sexual intimacy in the Shafi’i madhab?


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Your question is quite broad, so here is a quick overview, and some of this is shared by other schools. Please take your time to read the relevant links:

A man should be conscious of his wife’s conjugal rights in the same way that he knows about her financial rights:

A man should make an effort to give his wife climax as per the Prophetic advice:

Oral intercourse is permitted in the Shafi‘i school:

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[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
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Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, Tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.