Is a Purificatory Bath Necessary for Someone Who Has Anal Intercourse with Another?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Is a purificatory bath necessary for someone who has anal intercourse with another?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

  • If a person uses a dildo, the purificatory bath (ghusl) will be necessitated for the recipient and not for the person using it.
  • If a man has anal intercourse with another – which is a major sin -then a purificatory bath (ghusl) will be necessary on both, even without the emission of any sexual fluid. [‘Ala‘uddin Ibn ‘Abidin, Al-Hadiyyah al-‘Ala’iyyah]

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I pray this helps with your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.