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Disorders of Sex Development: Myths & Realities

Disorders of Sex Development: Myths & Realities

Claims by Dr. John Money decades ago that the gender of an individual is primarily determined by the manner each individual is raised and less by biological factors turned global attention to the vexed issues of abnormal sex conditions and sex changes. According to the sex change psychologist then, nurture could override biology in deciding …

Husband Leaves Me Unsatisfied in Bed, Yet Wants Another Wife

Husband Leaves Me Unsatisfied in Bed, Yet Wants Another Wife

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, I understand that you have written to us concerning the lack of intimacy between you and your husband.  However, the majority of your question also pertains to him taking a second wife.  I am wondering if your husband has brought up the desire to take a second wife. If so, …

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Sex and Our Muslim Youth

Introduction The topic of sex has universal appeal. Sex is portrayed daily in various forms directly or indirectly in newspapers, magazines, cinemas, and in conversations between people. The topic of sex conjures images of sexuality, promiscuity, lewdness, adultery, fornication, pornography, rape, teenage pregnancies, pedophilia, gays, sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptives, abortions, and HIV/AIDS. Yet somehow, despite …

Husband Masturbating Instead of Having Sex with Me

As-Salaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Bararkatuhum, This question is hard to answer, not because there is no answer but because it is his problem, not yours. Your problem is that he is making his problem yours, Thus, it is hard to answer because we cannot control other people’s behavior. That said, I still do …

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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

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 in the …

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 …

Talking About Sex with Spouse on the Phone

Talking About Sex with Spouse on the Phone: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi 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. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and …

Having Wet Dreams, but Unable to Marry

Having Wet Dreams, but Unable to Marry

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum Brother, There is nothing to be afraid of; it is a common experience in young men. I appreciate that you feel that at this time in your life you are not ready to take on a wife and all the responsibilities that go with it. However, I urge you to pray on …

Husband is Annoyed with Having Sex

Husband is Annoyed with Having Sex

Answer: As Salamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh dear sister, Given the situation, you have been quite diplomatic about it. It is extremely difficult to talk about such personal issues when it is important to a spouse to remain silent, but for your husband the issue is obviously quite embarrassing. This should give you a clue. …



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