Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fatwa: Does Allah Want You To Have Anal Sex?

One of my suggestions in case the US military thinks
about burning more Qur'ans.

The last post concerning fatwas listed on the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) was whether or not a woman could travel alone in order to further her education. I was cruising through the fatwas tonight and found this question: What should she do if her husband likes to have anal sex? Intrigued, I read on.

Assalam alaikum,
I would like to ask about a problem a friend of mine is having. She is married to a man who loves her a lot. He treats her well and is somewhat religious, but there’s a problem. He likes to approach her in the rear from time to time, and she does not know if she should refuse or accept. Also, if she refuses, should she leave him or what?
Please reply, and may Allah reward you well and help you strengthen and support Islam.
Wassalam alaikum.


In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful,
All praise is due to Allah, and may peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, upon his household, his companions and those who have followed him. To proceed:
Approaching a woman in the rear is one of the major sins and those who commit this sin have been cursed from the tongue of Allah’s Messenger (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). The scriptural evidence for that is plentiful. This question has been answered many times on this website, and an indication has been given as to the summary of evidence related on the subject in some detail. It is not permissible for a woman to allow her husband to do that. If he tries to make her, she should advise him and explain to him how this act departs from that which is firmly established and resolved in Shari`ah, and hopefully, he will respond positively to her, by Allah’s Leave.
And Allah Almighty is the Most High, and He knows best.

I like how the scholar dodges the question of whether or not the wife should leave her husband if the husband still persists on having anal sex. Can't you imagine the writer shrugging his shoulder and writing, hopefully, he will respond positively to her.

Hopefully. If the husband doesn't stop, it appears from the fatwa that they will both be cursed from the tongue of Allah's Messenger. I guess that's better than getting a divorce.

This is Purgatory. 


  1. I didn't read
    UR post. I'm sure it's the usual good, factual and funny post (bro, UR sooo good), but I couldn't make it past that epic picture.


  2. I agree with Kris...that picture stopped me in my tracks---funny stuff. As I was reading the answer to the question, I thought of my own question. What happens to the woman if she refuses her husband and he rejects the refusal? What recourse does she have? I have a feeling that the answer to my question is not one in which I would approve, but am only speculating here.

  3. I believe there was a "Sex & the City" episode about that very thing. No mention of Allah, though.


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