Having relations with one’s spouse during pregnancy

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it permissible to have relations with one’s wife during pregnancy? If yes, is it harmful for the foetus?


A: Yes it is permissible. However, in the case where it will be harmful to the child, then one should refrain. In these issues one should refer to an experienced gynecologist. 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

فتاوى محمودية 29/ 138

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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