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Kissing or pecking in public.

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The subject below is brilliantly addressed, but I think maybe you missed one point:

In English language, to "kiss" someone can also mean just a "peck" on the lips or cheeks, whereby no affection is shown and totally different as indicated from the kissing that was described below (which in English would be termed "snogging").

Please just confirm whether just kissing on the cheeks or lips (i.e. "pecking") would also 

considered wrong to do.


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Kissing or pecking in public

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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.


There is absolutely no ‘satr’ between a husband and a wife bonded in the sacred institution of marriage in Islam; and it is absolutely permissible for a husband and a wife to be intimate with each other to their hearts desire…..but in the absolute privacy of each other’s company alone.


It is obviously absolutely lawful for a husband and a wife united in the sacred bond of marriage to lovingly touch, peck, kiss, and be intimate with each other to their hearts desire…..but to physically display their sensuality in public, regardless of whether it be sensual touching, pecking or kissing, etc…….such acts would neither be considered piety nor appropriate for one who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day.


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