What about sex with wife in Moharram?

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What about sex with wife in Moharram?


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Sex in Moharram

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They only times when it is forbidden in Shariah to enjoy conjugal relations with one’s wife are:

  1. When the wife is experiencing her monthly menstruation, until she is purified.
  2. During her period of post child-birth menstruation, until she is purified.
  3. During the day-light hours when the husband and/or the wife is fasting.
  4. When one is in the state of ‘ihraam’ for pilgrimage to the Sacred House.


Other than these specific and specified times, one may enjoy conjugal relations with one’s wife as and when one desires.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 222-223:

222    They ask thee concerning women's courses.  Say: ‘They are a hurt and a pollution; so keep away from women in their courses and do not approach them (for sexual intercourse) until they are clean.  But when they have purified themselves ye may approach them in any manner time or place ordained for you by Allah.  For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.

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.


Your Question: what about sex with wife in Moharram?

Provided one is not in violation of the above listed four conditions when it unlawful to enjoy conjugal relations, there is absolutely nothing in the Glorious Quran or authentic and established Sunnah which prohibits or restricts a couple bonded in the sacred institution of marriage in Islam if they wish to enjoy conjugal relations with each other during the month of Muharram or any other day, or week, or month of the year!


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws),   one can be assured of never ever being misled;   but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.  


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