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My question is, During pregnancy is it permissible in Islam to have sexual intercourse?

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My question is, During pregnancy is it permissible in Islam to have sexual intercourse? If yes then upto which month and is there any side effects to the mother as well as the baby?

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Your Question: During pregnancy is it permissible in Islam to have sexual intercourse? If yes then upto which month

The only times it is impermissible and unlawful in Shariah for a married couple to enjoy conjugation is:

  1. During the wifes menstruation periods.
  2. Menstruation period after child-birth.
  3. When one is fasting in Ramadan (or any other month).
  4. When one is in the state of eteqaaf during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
  5. When in the state of ehram during the pilgrimage to the Sacred House.

 

There is absolutely no restriction or limitation in Shariah for a married couple if they wish to enjoy sexual relationship with each other during the full pregnancy period of the wife, even until the very moment before the baby is delivered, for immediately after the birth, the wife will be considered in the state of post-child birth menstruation.

 

The exact same conditions that apply for enjoying sexual relations with ones wife which were applicable when the wife was not pregnant would also apply when the wife is pregnant.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 223:

223 Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will.

 

Abu Dhar al-Ghafari reported: The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: there is a reward for you [even] in sex with your wife." The companions asked: O Messenger of Allah (saws) is there a reward if one satisfies his passion?" He (saws) said: "Do you know that if he satisfies it unlawfully he has taken a sin upon himself? Likewise, if he satisfies it lawfully, he is rewarded."

Related by Ahmad and Muslim.

 

Islam has allowed the husband and the wife in marriage every possible liberty to enjoy conjugal relations with each other, except three:

  1. It is strictly prohibited to have sexual intercourse with ones wife during her period of menstruation.
  2. It is strictly prohibited to enter the woman through her anus.
  3. Although there is no specific prohibition mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah, the majority of the scholars in Islam have voiced their opinion against oral sex, whereby one touches the others private organs with their mouth.

 

Other than the above three restrictions, one may enjoy conjugal relations with ones wife any place, any time, and any how their hearts desire.

 

Your Question: ..and is there any side effects to the mother as well as the baby?

To the best of our knowledge modern science or medicine has not proved or even voiced their opinion that sexual intercourse with ones pregnant wife has any adverse side effects on the mother or the unborn child. Because the health condition of each pregnant woman varies, if one at all fears for the health or safety of the mother or the unborn child if one were to enjoy sexual intercourse with ones wife during her period of pregnancy, it would be best to consult and seek the advice of an expert in the field and science of medicine and gynecology.

 

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