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As Salam. If someone`s wife is pregnant and doctors advise is to avoid sex then what are the options availabe for husband? Can he use wife`s body parts(except anal canal- stool passing area) to release stress?


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Sex pregnant wife

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There is absolutely no restriction in Islam if one wishes to enjoy conjugal relationship with one’s wife during her term of pregnancy.  But if the pregnant wife has a medical condition and the doctor has advised against having sexual intercourse with her, there is absolutely no harm or restriction in Islam the couple wish to enjoy full sexual relations with one another, but abstain from actual sexual intercourse according to the doctor’s advise.


Your Question: Can he use wife`s body parts (except anal canal- stool passing area) to release stress?

In such a situation, one may enjoy full sexual relations with the wife just as one is allowed to enjoy one’s wife company when she is in the state of menstrual impurity, when everything is legal except actual sexual intercourse.


The Messenger of Allah said, "(During the menstrual condition of the wife, the husband may) Do everything except intercourse."

Related by Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ahmad, Abu Dawood and Nisai.


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