Anal sex

Q: I want to ask you is this correct that if a husband does sex with his wife in her anus, then the nikaah will be invalid? Please guide me. Is this correct?

A: Anal sex is haraam in Islam. Severe admonitions and warnings have been sounded in the Mubarak Ahaadith of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) for the one who perpetrates such detestable sins. Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said "The one who has relations with his wife whilst she is in the state of haidh or has relations with her from the anal passage or he goes to a sorcerer then he has certainly shown gross ingratitude to that which has been revealed upon Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). In another Hadith Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said that the one who has relations with his wife from the anal passage, Allah Ta'ala will not look at him with the sight of mercy.

If one had committed this major crime, then one should sincerely repent to Allah Ta'ala and make a firm resolve that one will not repeat this sin in the future. Though this is a major sin, however through committing this sin, one's nikaah will not break.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)