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When is it Prohibited for a Couple to Have Intercourse?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mathabah.org
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Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt

Question:

When is it prohibited for a husband and wife to have sexual intercourse?

Answer:

In the Name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Compassionate

Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for your question.

A husband and wife are permitted to enjoy marital intercourse with mutual consent at any time. The only islamicaly prohibited occasions for intercourse are the following:

  • When the wife is experiencing menses and or post-natal bleeding. (See: Qurʿān 2:222)
  • When either partner is fasting during daylight hours. (See: Qurʿān 2:187)
  • When either partner is in the state of iḥrām [for pilgrimage]. (See: Qurʿān 2:197)

And Allāh Knows Best

This answer was collected from Mathabah.org. It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.

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