Is It Sinful If Spouses Have Intercourse Just for Pleasure?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


If spouses have intercourse, not with the intention of having children or reward but just for pleasure, would this be sinful?


Thank you for your question. No, this is not sinful at all.

Allah Most High says in the Quran, “Your wives are like farmland for you, so approach them (consensually) as you please. And send forth something good for yourselves. Be mindful of Allah, and know that you will meet Him. And give good news to the believers.” [Quran, 2:223]

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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