What Is the Permissibility of Wearing an Adult Toy Whilst Praying?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Is it permissible to wear a butt plug while praying or at the mosque?


No, having such an adult toy within your person while praying or in the mosque would not be permissible. The prayer is to remember Allah. He described successful Believers as “Those who are humbled in their prayer.” [Quran, 23:2]

Scholars have said this entails being humbled – inwardly and outwardly – still, and even with fear in their hearts before Allah. [Biqa’i, Nazm al-Durar] Having such an instrument, designed to actively or passively bring one pleasure, inserted in oneself whilst praying or in the mosque, is far from the above state. It could even be seen as a gross act of disrespect.

Let alone the permissibility of such an item. It’s clearly designed to imitate the stimulation of anal penetration, which is impermissible. You should avoid using the things altogether. Any past prayers you prayed with it in will be valid as long as it or anything else didn’t exit from that orifice. [Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah]

I advise you to discontinue using it and to repent to Allah if you have done so in the past.

May Allah fill our hearts with reverence for Him.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began studying Arabic Grammar and Morphology whilst studying for a degree in English and History. After graduating, He traveled to Damascus and studied Arabic, Hanafi Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Theology, and Logic with Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahman Arjan al-Binsawi, Shaykh Husayn Darwish, Shaykh Muhammad Darwish, the late Shaykh Rashad Shams, and others. He then moved to Amman to continue his studies in those fields, as well as in Tafsir, Quranic Sciences, Hadith Methodology and Commentary, Prophetic Biography, Prophetic Perfections and Traits, Rhetoric, Arabic Literature, and Tajwid. His teachers include Shaykh Ali Hani, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Dr Salah Abu al-Hajj, Dr Mansur Abu Zina, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Shaykh Ahmad Jammal, and others.