Fatwa: # 41730
Category: Marriage (Nikah)
Country: United States
Date: 14th March 2019


Using sex toys during intercourse


Is the use of sex toys during intercourse allowed in Islam? 

As salaam alaikum, 

After the bitrh of my son (which was a very complicated delivery that left me comatose for awhile ), I became very tense, sexual intercourse became was uncomfortable for me and I have lack of pleasure from anything. I force myself to answer my husband but doesn't enjoy a thing and he gets bored. I sook help that aren't helping that much, but the only thing bringing relief to myself is the use of sexual toys. Am I sinning if I use sex toys on myself during intercourse. Please note that I'm the one using it on myself and not my husband. Also, situations improved for both of us with that method. Please advise.  JazaakAllahu khair 


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

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

If the use of sex toys is the only way to bring relief to yourself during intercourse and assist in fulfilling your husbands right of conjugal relations, then there is a leeway to use sex toys. Your husband may use the toys on you to stimulate you rather than using it on yourself. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa

Azaadville, Johannesburg, South Africa 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1]  الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 367)

 وعن أبي يوسف سألت أبا حنيفة عن الرجل يمس فرج امرأته، وهي تمس فرجه ليتحرك عليها هل ترى بذلك بأسا قال: لا وأرجو أن يعظم الأجر ذخيرة

المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (5/ 332)

 وعن أبي يوسف في «الأمالي» قال: سألت أبا حنيفة رضي الله عنه عن الرجل يمس فرج امرأته، أو تمس هي فرجه ليتحرك عليها؛ هل ترى بذلك بأساً؟ قال: أرجو أن يعظم الأجر.

درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام (1/ 313)

روي عن أبي يوسف - رحمه الله - في الأمالي قال: سألت أبا حنيفة - رحمه الله - عن الرجل يمس فرج امرأته أو تمس فرجه ليتحرك عليه. اهـ. لا ترى بذلك بأسا قال لا أرجو أن يعظم الأجر. اهـ. .

تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق وحاشية الشلبي (6/ 19)

 وعن أبي يوسف - رحمه الله - في الأمالي أنه قال سألت أبا حنيفة عن الرجل يمس فرج امرأته أو تمس هي فرجه ليتحرك عليه هل ترى بذلك بأسا قال لا إني لأرجو أن يعظم الأجر

فتاوى قاضيخان (3/ 250)

و لا بأس للرجل أن يمس فرج امرأته * و كذلك المرأة لا بأس أن تمس فرج زوجها لكي يتحرك

رد المحتار - ط. بابي الحلبي (6/ 367)

وعن أبي يوسف سألت أبا حنيفة عن الرجل يمس فرج امرأته وهي تمس فرجه ليتحرك عليها هل ترى بذلك بأسا قال لا وأرجو أن يعظم الأجر



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