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Having Sexual Intercourse With One’s Wife During Her Period

December 27, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Q 1: I had sexual intercourse with my wife while she had her period. She warned me that she had her period, but I thought she was lying. I discovered that she was right only several days after; please advise regarding what I should do?

A: Having sexual intercourse with one’s wife during her period is Haram (prohibited), based on Allah’s saying (Exalted be He),

وَيَسْـَٔلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلْمَحِيضِ ۖ قُلْ هُوَ أَذًى فَٱعْتَزِلُوا۟ ٱلنِّسَآءَ فِى ٱلْمَحِيضِ ۖ وَلَا تَقْرَبُوهُنَّ حَتَّىٰ يَطْهُرْنَ ۖ فَإِذَا تَطَهَّرْنَ فَأْتُوهُنَّ مِنْ حَيْثُ أَمَرَكُمُ ٱللَّـهُ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّـهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلتَّوَّٰبِينَ وَيُحِبُّ ٱلْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ

They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: that is an Adha (a harmful thing for a husband to have a sexual intercourse with his wife while she is having her menses), therefore keep away from women during menses and go not unto them till they have purified (from menses and have taken a bath). And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allah has ordained for you (go in unto them in any manner as long as it is in their vagina). Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private parts, bodies, for their prayers, etc.).[Surah Al-Baqara 2:222]

Ummah (nation) agree unanimously on its prohibition, so you have to seek forgiveness from Allah and turn to him in repentance, for having had sexual intercourse with your menstruating wife, particularly that she brought it to your attention that she was in her menses. You should have been cautious before doing this with her. You should also give a Dinar or half a Dinar in charity as a Kaffarah (expiation) for what you have done. Ahmad and Ahl-ul-Sunan (authors of Hadith compilations classified by jurisprudential themes) reported with a good Isnad (chain of narrators), on the authority of Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both of them) that The Prophet imposed on whoever had sexual intercourse with his wife in her menses the payment of a Dinar or half a Dinar as charity (Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Al-Nasay, Ibn Majah, Al-Darimy, Al-Daraqutny, Al-Hakim, Al-Tabarany). Whichever you pay (i.e. a Dinar or half a Dinar), it will be sufficient. The Dinar is equivalent to 4/7th of one Saudi pound, so if the value of the Saudi pound was seventy Riyals, for example, then the amount you would be obliged to give in charity to the poor would be twenty Riyals, or forty Riyals. May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ 

Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Mani` `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

 

 

Source: Alifta.com

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One Comment
  1. Farhan permalink

    According to Islamic Law…
    The Islamic Dinar is a specific weight of 22k gold (917.) equivalent to 4.25 grams.
    The Islamic Dirham is a specific weight of pure silver equivalent to 3.0 grams.
    Umar Ibn al-Khattab established the known standard relationship between them based on their weights: “7 dinars must be equivalent to 10 dirhams.”

    There are 31.1 grams in a troy ounce. 4.5 grams is 0.145 troy ounces
    Current spot gold is about US$1825, so your 0.145 troy ounces would be $264.06.
    This assumes pure 24K gold.

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