Which Sexual Practices Are Permissible in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible for a man to insert his finger in his wife’s private part? Can a woman masturbate her husband? Is it permissible to look at one’s partner’s private part? Is it permissible to have sex standing? In a shower? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re […]

Porn Is Big Business and Muslims Are Becoming Customers – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Porn is big business and Muslims are far from immune to it. Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, Muslim Chaplain at the University of Toronto and teacher at SeekersHub Toronto, spends ten minutes reflecting on how he helps young people deal with it. Resources for seekers How Can I Wean Myself off From Porn? – SeekersHub Answers Does Viewing […]

"I’m Married To A Sex Addict" – 5 Tips on Moving Forward

In this guest column for SeekersHub, Danielle Adams from Lifestar Therapy offers advice to couples dealing with pornography and sex addiction. Pornography and sexual addiction is a complicated issue, especially if you’re married to someone who is struggling with this fixation. You’ve probably felt shocked, angered, depressed, and resentful over your spouse’s problem. That’s normal. However, there are things you can […]

My Husband Does Not Satisfy Me During Marital Relations. What Can I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I love my husband dearly but he does not satisfy me sexually. I am left frustrated and disappointed. As a result, intercourse is painful for me. I don’t know who to talk to. My doctor suggested that I masturbate but it is a sin. What am I supposed […]

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 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 […]

My Wife Refuses Marital Intimacy With Me and I Feel Unwanted. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My wife and I have been married for a decade. Since the birth of our first child she makes me feel unwanted. I know that she has invited a man over to her home and she prevents me to come home on weekends. Every time I try to […]

How Could Watching Porn Be Worse Than Zina? Shaykh Faraz explains

A video clip on the harmfulness of pornography caused shock and outrage. In it, Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa, a respected and learned scholar, passionately argued that watching pornography can be worse than adultery or fornication (zina). Should we ever be faced with a choice between the two – and may Allah protect us all from such […]

"Watching Porn is Worse Than Committing Zina" – Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa

In your darkest moment, when confronted with the option to commit zina* versus watching pornographic videos, Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa argues that the porn is many times worse. Sound odd? Watch his explanation in the video below. Watching Porn, in Light of a Marriage Crisis Shaykh Hamdi also opines that the competition to have the biggest […]