Fatwa: # 19547
Category: Wudu
Country: India
Date: 5th November 2011


Is it permissible to have intimate relations multiple times without performing ghusl in between?


If I have intercourse with my wife at night before going to sleep can I again have intercourse in the same night before doing ghusl after first intercourse?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to have intimate relations multiple times without going for a ghusl in between.  However, it would be preferable to do ghusl in between.  If not, then one should perform wudhu or at least wash his private area.[i]  

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Mālik radiallahu anhu reports that the Prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam visited all his wives and performed only one ghusl.(Sunan Tirmidhi hadith no.130) [ii]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Faraz Ibn Adam,
Student Darul Iftaa



Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Husain Kadodia.

[i]  ففي الفتاوى الهندية

وَلَا باس لِلْجُنُبِ أَنْ يَنَامَ وَيُعَاوِدَ أَهْلَهُ قبل أَنْ يَتَوَضَّأَ وأن تَوَضَّأَ فَحَسَنٌ (ج1 ص 16 مكتبة رشيدية) 

وفي المبسوط للسرخسي

قَالَ (وَلَا بَأْسَ لِلْجُنُبِ أَنْ يَنَامَ، أَوْ يُعَاوِدَ أَهْلَهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَتَوَضَّأَ) لِحَدِيثِ الْأَسْوَدِ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ - رَضِيَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهَا - «أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - كَانَ يُصِيبُ مِنْ أَهْلِهِ، ثُمَّ يَنَامُ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَنْ يَمَسَّ مَاءً فَإِذَا انْتَبَهَ رُبَّمَا عَاوَدَ، وَرُبَّمَا قَامَ فَاغْتَسَلَ» ، وَفِي حَدِيثِ أَنَسٍ - رَضِيَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ - «أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - طَافَ عَلَى نِسَائِهِ فِي لَيْلَةٍ بِغُسْلِ وَاحِدٍ فَكُنَّا نَتَحَدَّثُ بِذَلِكَ فِيمَا بَيْنَنَا، وَنَقُولُ إنَّ النَّبِيَّ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - أُعْطِيَ قُوَّةَ أَرْبَعِينَ رَجُلًا» .

قَالَ (وَإِنْ تَوَضَّأَ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَنَامَ فَهُوَ أَفْضَلُ) لِحَدِيثِ عَائِشَةَ - رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا - «أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - أَصَابَ مِنْ أَهْلِهِ فَتَوَضَّأَ، ثُمَّ نَامَ» ، وَهَذَا؛ لِأَنَّ الِاغْتِسَالَ، وَالْوُضُوءَ مُحْتَاجٌ إلَيْهِ لِلصَّلَاةِ لَا لِلنَّوْمِ، وَالْمُعَاوَدَةِ إلَّا أَنَّهُ إذَا تَوَضَّأَ ازْدَادَ نَظَافَةً فَكَانَ أَفْضَلَ.(ج 1 ص 73 دار المعرفة)


وفي بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع

وَلَا بَأْسَ لِلْجُنُبِ أَنْ يَنَامَ وَيُعَاوِدَ أَهْلَهُ لِمَا رُوِيَ عَنْ عُمَرَ - رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ - أَنَّهُ قَالَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ «أَيَنَامُ أَحَدُنَا، وَهُوَ جُنُبٌ قَالَ: نَعَمْ، وَيَتَوَضَّأُ وُضُوءَهُ لِلصَّلَاةِ»  (ج 1 ص 151 المكتبة الرشيدية)

وكذا في فتاوى محمودية ج 5 ص 109 إدارة الفاروق

وكذا في أحسن الفتاوى ج 2 ص 35 أيج أيم سعيد


[ii]  في سنن الترمذي

عَنْ أَنَسٍ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَطُوفُ عَلَى نِسَائِهِ فِي غُسْلٍ وَاحِدٍ (رقم الحديث 130)


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