Touching one’s wife between the navel and the knee while she is menstruating

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Q: Is it haraam for a husband to touch his wife between the navel and the knee while she is menstruating? My husband says its not haraam to touch, he just can’t use the navel to the knee for his pleasure? Is that correct?


A: It is impermissible. Refer to

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


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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