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Using Sex Toys

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Answered by: Maulana Nabil Khan


I need to know that plastic sexual equipment in the form of the human body is allowed to be used to fulfill the desire as husbands don’t want to come near or too tired from work. If possible please guide me.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Sexual relations between the spouses are vital and one of the most important aspects of marriage. It purifies and prevents one from falling into fornication and the unlawful. As such, the spouses may fulfill their sexual needs in any way they desire as long as it does not violate any injunction of Shariah.

Islam also generally abstained from placing too many restrictions with regards to bedroom behavior; rather (with the exception of certain harmful and unhealthy practices) it left it to the spouses as to how they should enjoy one another in their sexual relations.

From the various forms of pleasing one another, the usage of sex toys, such as vibrators, dildos, lubricants, etc has become (or is becoming) a common phenomenon. Islamically, there is nothing wrong with using such toys provided the following conditions are met:

1) The toy must not be harmful in any way to the spouses, for inflicting harm upon yourself is unlawful,

2) The toy must not have an animate figure to it,

3) It should not be inserted into the inner-private part of the women; rather only such toys should be used that stimulate the outer private parts, such as the clitoris.

If the above conditions are taken care of, coupled with the permission and consent of the spouse, then there seems no hindrance from employing such toys.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Nabil Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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