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Anal sex in Islam

Is it permissible to perform anal sex in Islam?

What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: is it permissible to have anal sex with one’s wife?

ANSWER:

Having intercourse via the back passage of a woman is known as anal sex and this is definitely Harām [Harām Qat’ī], the one who deems it permissible is a Kāfir and the perpetrator [of anal sex] is a transgressor and a sinner; after mentioning the prohibition of the front region [vagina] of woman in the state of menstruation, Allāh (Most High) states “So when they become pure, approach them from where Allāh has commanded you.” [Sūrah alBaqarah, verse 222] Meaning that enter women in the place where Allāh (Most High) has commanded you and that is the vagina.

It has been mentioned in a Blessed Hadīth, “On the authority of Abū Hurayrah, the Prophet of Allāh (may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said,

‘The one who has intercourse with the menstruating woman, or has intercourse through her back passage or goes to a soothsayer, has disbelieved in what was revealed to the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him).’” [Sunan al-Tirmidhī, vol 1, pg 185, Hadīth 135]

‘Allāmah ‘Abdul Mustafā A’zamī states that it means that the one who carries out these acts and he considers them permissible, then without doubt, he has become a Kāfir [disbeliever] because considering Halāl that which Allāh (Most High) has made Harām is Kufr [disbelief] and if these acts are carried out whilst considering them Harām, then he is a major sinner, and whilst being a Muslim, he has committed an act of [the people of] Kufr. [Jahannam ke Khatrāt, pg 122]

It is mentioned in Jawharah that “As for intercourse in the back passage, so it is Harām in the states of menstruation and purity because Allāh (Most High) stated, ‘approach them from where Allāh has commanded you’ i.e. from where He prohibited you to approach them in the state of menstruation and that is the vagina.” [Jawharah Nayyīrah, vol 1, pg 86]

This act is referred to in Badā’i al-Sanā’I as Lūtiyyah al-Sugrā (the lesser sodomy), “It is impermissible to have intercourse with the wife in her back passage… and upon this the narrations of the Prophetic Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) have come stating that this act is called the lesser sodomy.” [Badā’i’ al-Sanā’i’, vol 5, pg 350]

Muftī Ahmad Yār Khān Na’eemī states that anal sex is prohibited [Harām] in all religions and in Islām it is undoubtedly prohibited [Harām Qat’ī], and its denier [i.e. the one who considers it Halāl] is a Kāfir and its perpetrator is a transgressor and sinner. [Mirāt ul-Manājīh, vol 5, pg 104] Furthermore, this evil act has been strictly prohibited in the blessed Hadīth“

“It is narrated from Khuzaymah bin Thābit that he said that the the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said three times that: ‘Indeed, Allāh (Most High) does not hesitate to mention the truth – do not have intercourse with women in their back passages.’” [Sunan ibn Mājah, Hadīth 1924, vol 2, pg 450] Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

How to Control Sexual Desires before Marraige?

Question: I have strong sexual desires but can’t get married at the moment. I try to fast but I keep having these desires and sometimes feel like acting on my desires. Can you advise me how I can stop?
Answer Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh May Allah Almighty keep you in His protection. Here below are some suggestions in your dilema:
• Try to be punctual with Islamic injunctions such as daily prayers, Quranic recitations, dhikr and duas
• Abstain from all forms of obscenity, nudity, pornography and sinful interaction with the opposite gender
… • Attempt to fast constantly in the proper sense by not only abstaining from food and drink, rather all sinful activities
• Stay in the company of the pious as much as possible
• Keep yourself occupied in good so your mind does not drift off to something impermissible
• Make duas and efforts to get married at your earliest May Allah Almighty keep us all protected with morality, modesty and guidance. And Allah knows best.