Is a Ghusl Necessary When My Menstruation Begins Immediately Following Intercourse?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If a woman discovers her menstrual cycle has begun immediately following intercourse, is ghusl still necessary? To clarify: the period had not visibly begun prior to engaging in intercourse. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, a ritual bath (ghusl) isn’t necessary right away in the case […]

When Is It Permitted to Engage in Sexual Intercourse With One’s Wife Following the End of Her Period?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have found in a Hanafi Fiqh book that the Husband is not allowed to have intercourse with his wife right when the period ends. Is this an absolute ruling? Answer: assalamu alaykum When it would be permitted to engage in sexual intercourse with one’s wife following […]

Is My Fast of the Last Ten Days of Dhul Hijja Valid After Having an Intercourse?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum Is my second fast of the last ten days of dhul hijja valid after having an intercourse? I have not eaten anything or drunk anything. Do I have to make an expition if this fast is invalid? Answer:Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, If you intentionally had intercourse after the […]

Problems In the Bedroom Affecting Many Muslim Marriages

Problems in the bedroom department play a huge part in the failure of many marriages. Sexual relations in marriage are a form of worship in Islam and are critical in strengthening our marital relationships, says Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Al-Kawthari in this very detailed seminar. The more pious we are the better intimate relationships we will have with our spouses. Hence, […]

Is There an Expiation for Masturbation During Fasting? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Should a man having an intercourse after breaking his fast through masturbation perform an expiation for this broken fast? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaykum, I pray that you are well. The Legal Ruling If a male were in an obligatory fast in Ramadan, and then were to masturbate and ejaculate, followed […]

What Should I Do After Breaking a Make-up Fast Because of My Husband?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum I was fasting today with the intention of making up my Ramadan fast but my husband broke my fast by having intercourse with me and told me that it will be ok because it is not Ramadan. Will I have to make up today’s fast also? Answer: Wa […]

What If Menstruation Begins During Intercourse?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My wife and I became intimate and had sexual intercourse without realizing that she had begun menstruating. As soon as it became apparent (by seeing blood) that she was menstruating, we immediately stopped. Is an expiation due in this case? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in […]

Is Sex in the Month of Ramadan Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, I have been married recently. Can we have intercourse during Ramadan? Answer: Assalam’aleykum, May Allah have mercy on your father, and keep your family together. I pray that the following is useful in answering your questions and alleviating some of your concerns: Intercourse is one of the […]

What Should I Do after Having Intercourse While Fasting?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I have broken my fast two times by having a sexual relation. What should I do? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. You need to do two things: (1) Repent for your mistake, [see: A […]

Making Ghusl After Continual Exiting of Sexual Fluids

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: I understand that if one has an orgasm, a ghusl is required each time something exits from one’s private parts after intimate relations. However, because it is normal for most women to have discharge all day long even without any relations, how does one know whether what is coming […]