Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 40096
Asked Country: Canada

Answered Date: Mar 08,2018

Title: Using condoms


Assalamu alaikum Hazrat.

Is it necessary to wear condom while doing copulation with wife, since many people say that if it is not worn then there are very high chances of getting infected by aids.

Is it true? Or it's just for increasing its selling?

If it is false then we should avoid wearing it.

But if it's true then we must wear it.


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

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

It is obvious it is not necessary to always use condoms during conjugal relationship with one’s wife. However, if there is a legitimate reason in Shariah to use condoms, as in the case of infections etc., then one may use condoms. It is incorrect to generally assume that one’s wife has an infection without any reason.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي- دار احياء التراث العربي (4/ 372)

ولا يعزل عن زوجته إلا بإذنها" لأنه عليه الصلاة والسلام نهى عن العزل عن الحرة إلا بإذنها

مرقاة المفاتيح شرح مشكاة المصابيح- دار الفكر (5/ 2090)

 قَالَ ابْنُ الْهُمَامِ: الْعَزْلُ جَائِزٌ عِنْدَ عَامَّةِ الْعُلَمَاءِ، وَكَرِهَهُ قَوْمٌ مِنَ الصَّحَابَةِ وَغَيْرِهِمْ، وَالصَّحِيحُ الْجَوَازُ

احسن الفتاوي جلد 8 ص 347-  ايج ايم سعيد

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