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Is it permissible in Islam to have sexual intercourse while the wife is pregnant? If it is permissible during pregnancy, up to what point is it allowed?

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    Why wouldn't it be halal?
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    Jul 17, 2017 at 22:47

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Is it permissible in Islam to have sexual intercourse while the wife is pregnant?

Yes, it is absolutely permissible. Islamweb writes on Fatwa no 84328:

In brief, a husband can have sex with his pregnant wife. But, if any harm may come to her, especially in the last weeks of her pregnancy as advised by doctors, then one should avoid it. Know that Shari'a does not approve any kind of harm.

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TL;DR Yes as long as it doesn't return harm to the embryo/baby or to her.

"Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you, so come to your place of cultivation however you wish and put forth [righteousness] for yourselves. And fear Allah and know that you will meet Him. And give good tidings to the believers." Al-Baqarah [2:223].

So it's permissible to have sexual intercourse whenever you want, unless the there's direct Islamic laws prohibit it.(Like having sexual intercourse during the woman's menstrual cycle) or if it returns harm to the baby or the mother.

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If the pregnancy is from the husband himself then it is permissible to have intercourse with his wife during her pregnancy. The evidence for that are the verses:

نساؤكم حرث لكم فأتوا حرثكم أنى شئتم

Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you, so come to your place of cultivation however you wish

Quran 2:223

والذين هم لفروجهم حافظون إلا على أزواجهم أو ما ملكت أيمانهم فإنهم غير ملومين فمن ابتغى وراء ذلك فأولئك هم العادون

And who guard their private parts. Except from their wives or from those (bondwomen who are) owned by their hands, as they are not to be blamed. However, those who seek (sexual pleasure) beyond that are the transgressors.

Quran 23:5-7

This is a general permission of having intercourse with one's wife and includes all situations (pregnant or not) by default, and nothing can be excluded from it without proper evidence.

Further the permission of having intercourse during pregnancy is supported by the ahadith:

  • The hadith:

    أن رجلا، جاء إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال إني أعزل عن امرأتي ‏.‏ فقال له رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏‏ لم تفعل ذلك ‏ ‏.‏ فقال الرجل أشفق على ولدها أو على أولادها ‏.‏ فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏‏ لو كان ذلك ضارا ضر فارس والروم ‏‏ ‏.‏ وقال زهير في روايته ‏‏ إن كان لذلك فلا ما ضار ذلك فارس ولا الروم

    A person came to Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and said: I do 'azl with my wife.

    Thereupon Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: Why do you do that?

    The person said: I fear harm to her child or her children.

    Thereupon Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: If that were harmful it would harm the Persians and the Romans.

    Muslim

    That is because this hadith negates the minority view that intercourse during pregnancy and lactation is makruh as it harms the child.

  • The hadith:

    لا يحل لامرئ يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر أن يسقي ماءه زرع غيره

    It is not lawful for a man who believes in Allah and the last day to water what another has sown with his water (meaning intercourse with women who are pregnant with another man's child)

    Abu Dawud

    Because this implies that intercourse with a woman impregnated by himself is permissible, as the prohibition is conditional to that caused by another man.

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It’s not permissible to have intercourse with your wife while she is pregnant.

No need to consult your doctor the Rasul already said

It was narrated that Ibn 'Abbas said: "The Messenger of Allah forbade selling something from the spoils of war prior to its distribution, having intercourse with a pregnant woman until she gives birth, and (eating) the flesh of any predator that has fangs.

Some people might say this is about captive women but what’s wrong with having sex with a captive women when she’s already pregnant?

You already know the child is not yours?

It’s prohibited according to Allah’s laws.

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