Can the husband lick his wife’s anus

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


My question is can a husband with wife's will/permission or a wife with husbands will/permission lick the anus.. Is it permissible while both husband and wife are happy , agree to do it and find it a way for their sexual satisfaction with each other.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Anal sex is something, which is prohibited in Islam.

Saaiduna Ibn Abbas Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallahu Alahi Wasalam has said:

“Allah does not look at a man who comes to a man or to a woman through its back.”

(Sunan Tirmizi p.220 v.1)

From the above we can deduce that it is unlawful and sinful for the husband to penetrate into his wife’s anus. Similarly, it is unlawful for the husband to insert his fingers into his wife’s anus as well. However, it is permissible for him to touch the surrounding and outside area of the anus, even to the point of rubbing his penis in between her buttocks or groin as long as there is no penetration into the anus.  (Islamic Guide to Sexual Relations p.96)

Licking the anus area will also be unlawful.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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