Are Sexual Relations Between Non-Fasting Spouses Allowed?
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Are Sexual Relations Between Non-Fasting Spouses Allowed?

Questioner

Nail

Reply Date

May 21, 2019

Question

If a man and his wife are not fasting due to a legitimate reason, is it OK for them to have sexual relations during the daytime of Ramadan since they are already eating in the day, rendering the fast invalid?

Mufti

Answer


Are Sexual Relations Between Non-Fasting Spouses Allowed?Are Sexual Relations Between Non-Fasting Spouses Allowed?

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:

Spouses who are not fasting for valid reasons—such as traveling—can have intimate relations during the daytime of Ramadan.


Answering your question, Dr. Wael Shehab, PhD in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University and currently the Imam of the Downtown Toronto Masjid in Canada, states:

If a husband and his wife are not fasting for a legal reason such as traveling, then it is OK for them to make love during the daytime of Ramadan as they are not fasting. They should make up for that day later on.

Almighty Allah knows best.

Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.

 




About Dr. Wael Shehab

Dr. Wael Shehab has a PhD in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University. He is currently the Imam of the Downtown Toronto Masjid in Canada.

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