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Intimacy after haydh before ghusl

Fatwaa ID: 2318

Assalamu Alaikum,

I hope you are doing well.

I know that is haram for a husband to touch his wife between navel to the knees when she is on her period. Is he allowed to touch her after her period ends but before she takes her ghusl?

For example, say her period ends at the beginning of Isha and she hasn’t taken her ghusl yet. Can her husband touch her between navel and knees?

Jazakallahu Khairan

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

If the wife’s menstrual habit is ten days, then it will be permissible for the husband to engage in intimacy with her after her haydh ends prior to her performing ghusl. However, it is better that she performs ghusl first. If her habit is less then ten days, then it will be necessary for her to perform ghusl first. The husband may not engage in intimacy from navel to knee until then.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

10/28/1445 AH – 05/07/2024 CE | 1010

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

الهداية شرح بداية المبتدي (1/33)
ﻗﺎﻝ: ” ﻭﺇﺫا اﻧﻘﻄﻊ ﺩﻡ اﻟﺤﻴﺾ ﻷﻗﻞ ﻣﻦ ﻋﺸﺮﺓ ﺃﻳﺎﻡ ﻟﻢ ﻳﺤﻞ ﻭﻃﺆﻫﺎ ﺣﺘﻰ ﺗﻐﺘﺴﻞ ” ﻷﻥ اﻟﺪﻡ ﻳﺪﺭ ﺗﺎﺭﺓ ﻭﻳﻨﻘﻄﻊ ﺃﺧﺮﻯ ﻓﻼ ﺑﺪ ﻣﻦ اﻻﻏﺘﺴﺎﻝ ﻟﻴﺘﺮﺟﺢ ﺟﺎﻧﺐ اﻻﻧﻘﻄﺎﻉ ” ﻭﻟﻮ ﻟﻢ ﺗﻐﺘﺴﻞ ﻭﻣﻀﻰ ﻋﻠﻴﻬﺎ ﺃﺩﻧﻰ ﻭﻗﺖ اﻟﺼﻼﺓ ﺑﻘﺪﺭ ﺃﻥ ﺗﻘﺪﺭ ﻋﻠﻰ اﻻﻏﺘﺴﺎﻝ ﻭاﻟﺘﺤﺮﻳﻤﺔ ﺣﻞ ﻭﻃﺆﻫﺎ ” ﻷﻥ اﻟﺼﻼﺓ ﺻﺎﺭﺕ ﺩﻳﻨﺎ ﻓﻲ ﺫﻣﺘﻬﺎ ﻓﻄﻬﺮﺕ ﺣﻜﻤﺎ ” ﻭﻟﻮ ﻛﺎﻥ اﻧﻘﻄﻊ اﻟﺪﻡ ﺩﻭﻥ ﻋﺎﺩﺗﻬﺎ ﻓﻮﻕ اﻟﺜﻼﺙ ﻟﻢ ﻳﻘﺮﺑﻬﺎ ﺣﺘﻰ ﺗﻤﻀﻲ ﻋﺎﺩﺗﻬﺎ ﻭﺇﻥ ﺇﻏﺘﺴﻠﺖ ” ﻷﻥ اﻟﻌﻮﺩ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻌﺎﺩﺓ ﻏﺎﻟﺐ ﻓﻜﺎﻥ اﻻﺣﺘﻴﺎﻁ ﻓﻲ اﻻﺟﺘﻨﺎﺏ ” ﻭﺇﻥ اﻧﻘﻄﻊ اﻟﺪﻡ ﻟﻌﺸﺮﺓ ﺃﻳﺎﻡ ﺣﻞ ﻭﻃﺆﻫﺎ ﻗﺒﻞ اﻟﻐﺴﻞ ” ﻷﻥ اﻟﺤﻴﺾ ﻻ ﻣﺰﻳﺪ ﻟﻪ ﻋﻠﻰ اﻟﻌﺸﺮﺓ ﺇﻻ ﺃﻧﻪ ﻻ ﻳﺴﺘﺤﺐ ﻗﺒﻞ اﻻﻏﺘﺴﺎﻝ ﻟﻠﻨﻬﻲ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻘﺮاءﺓ ﺑﺎﻟﺘﺸﺪﻳﺪ.


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