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How Should I Perform Ghusl after Sex and Menses?

How Should I Perform Ghusl after Sex and Menses?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Islam gives due care and great interest to cleanliness, either internally or externally. 2- It is each Muslim’s duty …

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Righteous People Don’t Have Desires?

I remember when I first read the story of the marriage of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, to Zaynab bint Jahsh, the divorced wife of his adopted son Zaid ibn Haritha, may Allah be pleased with them. Although I was relatively young when I happened upon this story, I was deeply moved. I remember …

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10 Questions Couples Should Ask Before Having Sex

Sex or physical Intimacy is a highly important part of marital life. In Islam, marriage is the only means through which one can satisfy their sexual needs. Giving pleasure to one’s spouse is a highly rewarding deed. Marriage itself is viewed in Islam as the longest, most continuous act of worship a Muslim will perform …

My Teen Daughter Is Thinking about Sex all the Time!

My Teen Daughter Thinks About Sex!

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly advise sister that you cease with the questions, the warnings and confrontations, it is only producing negative results and stressing you out further. Instead, let it go for now. If she did want to talk to you about it, she somehow cannot because she knows that what she …

How to Control My Sexual Fantasies?

How to Control My Sexual Fantasies?

In this counseling answer: “Sex is not something that should be looked down upon, but it is a very delicate affair that must be handled with care. Those who have a particular weakness toward sexual fantasy and desire should really do their best to work towards marrying if at all possible. Realize that fantasy is …

Co-Sleeping with Kids: How to Have Sex?

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest that you prepare a fun, colorful welcoming room for your child and begin putting your child in his/her bed at night. Explain to your child that he/she is a big boy/girl now and that it is time for them to have their own room. You may want …

sexual addiction

Unveiling the Dark Secret: Sexual Addictions

Editor’s note: This is a 2-part series tackling sexual addictions among Muslims from a Psychological point of view. You can find part one here. Both cases of part one illustrate Sexual Addiction. The first example may illustrate an environmental-social model of addiction and the second a possible biological etiology. Sexual Addiction is a real addiction as any …

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Newlyweds’ Guide to Marital Intimacy

Physical Intimacy is a highly important part of marital life. Like any other relationship, it develops and deepens as time passes. This takes some people longer than others. Often the harder you work at intimacy, the more valuable and rewarding it is. The following are some steps that may help. 1- Take Your Time As …

After My Third Child, I Have No Interest in Sex Anymore

 In this counseling answer: “I suggest that you consider—or reconsider—what “sex” means to you, what it does for YOU—what function does it serve in YOU, not your husband. If your benefit in it is that you are serving your husband’s needs, that is a great motive, BUT, he then is getting in line with everyone …



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