Is oral sex a sin?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

 Please can you advise me, if oral sex is permitted, me and my husband would like to know if we have commited a sin? I have heard according to some scholars, it is permissible, but majority say it is makruh tanzhi, can you advise me further, and also how do i get rid of the habbit. 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is encouraging to note that you have mustered the courage to ask about the permissibility of an action, which indicates to the fact that you would like to lead your life according to the commands of Allah.

Shyness and felling ashamed should not be an obstacle in wanting to find out the commands of Allah.

Islam teaches us that every action of ours should display modesty, and there are many Ahadith which emphasise the same, for example:

الحياء لا ياتى الا بخير

Translation-Modesty only brings good (Bukhari, Muslim)

الحياء من الايمان و الايمان فى الجنة

Translation-Modesty is part of Iman, and Iman will take one to Jannnah (Tirmidhi)

Allah has created in humans carnal desires, and he has also designated for us ways to fulfil these desires in which modesty plays a great role. Thus any way of fulfilling these desires which is devoid of modesty will not be allowed in Islam. It is for this reason that our Ulama have ruled that oral sex is impermissible. Make tawba and resolve not to commit the sin in future.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Arif Omar

Student Darul Iftaa
Mombasa, Kenya

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai. 

فى النوازل اذا ادخل الرجل ذكره في فم امراته قد قيل يكره و قد قيل بخلافه- هندية ج5 ص372 مكتبة زكريا

Ahsanul Fatawa V.8 Pg.45 Darul Ishaa’at

Fatawa Rahimiyyah V.10 Pg.178 Darul Ishaa’at

Bukhari  hadith no.60 Darul Bashir

Tirmizi hadith no.2127 Al-Risalatul Alamiyyah