Message No : 24Sr.No : 477/724
Question By : Sarwat

Respected Mufti Sahib,

Aslam-o-Alaikum Wa rahmatullah

I have a question and I will be very grateful to you if you can advise me on this issue even.

My question is:-

My husband can sex with me from back side or not? Back side means, from back but in the front side hole (vagina) not in the rear hole.

Kindly advise me so we can have a happy life. Moreover my husband always quotes an AYAT from the Surah BAQRAH of QURAN, Ayat No. 222 or 223 where Allah says that your wives are your fields and you can enter in it from where you like.

But one of Dr. told me ¡°sex should be done only from front side if we need baby. If you do sex from back side then I may have critical medical problems. This is the only way to have sex from front side and the rest of the positions are wrong and not useful to make pregnancy¡±.

Please Mufti Sahib I am in trouble. Your precious words will help me a lot.


Sarwat Ej


Reply By : Mohammad Asad Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

This is the commentary from ¡®Tafseer Ibne Kaseer¡¯ on the Ayah mentioned in your question: (Your wives are a tilth for you,) Ibne Abbas commented, 'Meaning the place of pregnancy.'﴿ Allah then said: ( go to your tilth, when or how you will,) meaning, wherever you wish from the front or from behind, as long as sex takes place in one valve (the female sexual organ), as the authentic Hadiths have indicated. For instance, Al-Bukhari recorded that Ibn Al-Munkadir said that he heard Jabir say that the Jews used to claim that if one has sex with his wife from behind (in the vagina) the offspring would become cross-eyed. Then, this Ayah was revealed: (Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth, when or how you will.) Ibne Juraij said that Allah's Messenger said: (From the front or from behind, as long as that occurs in the Farj (vagina).) Imam Ahmad recorded that Ibn `Abbas said, "The Ayah, (Your wives are a tilth for you) was revealed about some people from the Ansar who came to the Prophet and asked him (about having sex with the wife from behind). He said to them: (Have sex with her as you like as long as that occurs in the vagina.)
Imam Ahmad recorded that Abdullah bin Sabit said: I went to Hafsah bint Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr and said, "I wish to ask you about something, but I am shy.'' She said, "Do not be shy, O my nephew.'' He said, "About having sex from behind with women.'' She said, "Umme Salamah told me that the Ansar used to refrain from having sex from behind (in the vagina). The Jews claimed that those who have sex with their women from behind would have offspring with crossed-eyes. When the Muhajirun came to Al-Madinah, they married Ansar women and had sex with them from behind. One of these women would not obey her husband and said, ¡®You will not do that until I go to Allah's Messenger (and ask him about this matter).' She went to Umme Salamah and told her the story. Umme Salamah said, ¡®Wait until Allah's Messenger comes.' When Allah's Messenger came, the Ansari woman was shy to ask him about this matter, so she left. Umme Salamah told Allah's Messenger the story and he said: (Summon the Ansari woman.)'' She was summoned and he recited this Ayah to her: (Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth, when or how you will.) He added: (Only in one valve (the vagina).)'' This Hadith was also collected by At-Tirmidhi who said, "Hasan.''
An-Nasa'i reported that Ka`b bin Alqamah said that Abu An-Nadr said that he asked Nafi`, "The people are repeating the statement that you relate from Ibn `Umar that he allowed sex with women in their rear (anus).'' He said, "They have said a lie about me. But let me tell you what really happened. Ibn `Umar was once reciting the Qur'an while I was with him and he reached the Ayah:
(Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth, when or how you will,) He then said, `O Nafi`! Do you know the story behind this Ayah' I said, `No.' He said, `We, the people of Quraysh, used to have sexual intercourse with our wives from the back (in the vagina). When we migrated to Al-Madinah and married some Ansari women, we wanted to do the same with them. They disliked it and made a big issue out of it. The Ansari women had followed the practice of the Jews who have sex with their women while they lay on their sides. Then, Allah revealed: (Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth, when or how you will,)''
Hence, I say that there is no harm in doing so; it is allowed, but if you practice the common way you will be protected from medical problems.
(And Allah knows b

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