Q: I was shocked after reading this fatwa from a whabbi site, can you please validate and answer this question:
Is it permissible for a man to have intercourse with his wife without a cover? Is it permissible to have intercourse in the bathroom?
Praise be to Allaah.
Yes, it is permissible for a man to have intercourse with his wife without a cover, and it is also permissible to have intercourse in the bathroom, but that means that he will be going against the Sunnah by not mentioning Allaah beforehand. Perhaps you know that the Sunnah, when a man wants to have intercourse with his wife, is to say, “Bismillaah, Allaahumma jannibna al-Shaytaana wa jannib al-Shaytaana ma razaqtana (In the name of Allaah, O Allaah, keep the Shaytaan away from us and keep the Shaytaan away from that with which You may bless us).” Perhaps you also know that it is not right to mention the name of Allaah in places where you relieve yourself, so how can the one who has intercourse in the bathroom recite this dhikr? Unless he is going to go out, recite this dhikr and then go back in.
I remember reading some masla or a hadith that its discourage to spend unnecessary time in the bathroom / toilets.
A: Perhaps the bathroom used in this context refers to a place reserved to bath. Under normal circumstances, there is no impurity in this place.
ويجرد زوجته للجماع إذا كان البيت صغيرا مقدار خمسة أذرع أو عشرة قال مجد الأئمة الترجماني وركن الصباغي والحافظ السائلي لا بأس بأن يتجردا في البيت كذا في القنية (الفتاوى الهندية 5/328)
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)