Being intimate with one’s wife in the state of haidh

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: The following are few questions regarding a woman in the state of haidh or janaabat:

  1. Can her husband fulfil his desires using her thighs? If not, can it be fulfilled by putting a thin garment in between?
  2. Can the husband touch the area between the navel and knee with his bear hands? Also, can their thighs meet without any barrier between together with having the private parts covered?



  1. No. The entire area between the navel and the knee of the wife should be covered with a cloth.
  2. No.

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

فيجوز الاستمتاع بالسرة وما فوقها والركبة وما تحتها ولو بلا حائل وكذا بما بينهما بحائل بغير الوطء ولو تلطخ دما ( رد المحتار 1/292)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)