Is intercourse is allowed in pragnency (means of total 9 months periods). Or if allowed then in what conditions?

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Is intercourse is allowed in pragnency (means of total 9 months periods). Or if allowed then in what conditions? 


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Your Question: Is intercourse is allowed in pragnency (means of total 9 months periods).

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

  1. During the wife’s 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.


Your Question: ….if allowed then in what conditions? 

The exact same conditions that apply for enjoying sexual relations with one’s 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 one’s 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 other’s private organs with their mouth.


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


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