Ramadan is a period when Muslims abstain from eating any type of food, drinking any liquids, smoking, and engaging in any sexual activity, from dawn to sunset. Oral medication is also not exempted.
A lot of questions are being asked during this sacred period and some of these questions are can husband touch wife breast in Ramadan? Can I breastfeed my husband and a lot more? Read on the answers to your questions are provided in this article.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan in Islam is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the sacred month when Muslims fast.
This sacred month usually starts and ends with the appearance of the half-moon. And since the Gregorian calendar year is longer than the Muslim calendar year, this sacred period begins 10–12 days earlier every year, which allows it to fall in every season throughout a 33-year cycle.
What is Ramadan Actually About?
In Islam, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. According to Prophet Mohammed “During the period of Ramadan, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained.”
Muslims believers believe that the period of Ramadan is the time God revealed the first verses of the Quran, Islam’s sacred text, to Prophet Mohammed, on a night also referred to as Laylat al-Qadr in Arabic or the Night of Power.
During this holy period of Ramadan, Muslims are meant to fast from dawn to sunset each day. This sacred period is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline — of deep reflection about your relationship with God, building your spiritual life, increased charity, and generosity, and learning more about the Quran.
Can Husband Touch Wife Breast in Ramadan?
Yes, you can! But the defining factor on whether or not that touch would break your fast is based on how you touch your wife’s breast and how long the touch lingers.
If the touch lingers for long, there’s every tendency that it will spark desire (maybe in both of you) and therefore your initial intention would be void and he has to make up the missed day; he has to seek repentance and pray for Allah’s pardon.
Any Messenger of Allah should be affectionate with his wives while fasting. Aishah (RAW) even suggested the man kill his wife on her lips.
So while being affectionate to your wives isn’t haram as long as it won’t lead to sex or any form of foreplay, not touching those sensitive parts would prove better for you In Shaa Allah. It depends on how well you and your wife have control over your sexual urge.
Other Limits Within Which Married Couples May Enjoy Intimacy With One Another
There are limits within which married couples may enjoy each other intimately. A man may enjoy sex with his wife in whatever way he pleases; the only thing that is forbidden is anal sex and having sex during the wife is menstruating or post-partum bleeding.
Apart from these two things, a man can enjoy his wife in whatever way he pleases, and that includes kissing, touching, looking, etc.
Even if the husband sucks on her breast, this comes under the heading of the intimacy that is allowed, and it cannot be said that the wife’s milk will have any effect on him because if an adult breastfeeds, it does not have any implication of making the man a mahram.
Rather the breastfeeding that has this implication is the one that happens during the first two years of life.
According to the scholars of the Standing Committee, “it is allowed for a husband to enjoy all of his wife’s body, apart from engaging in anal sex or having sex with her during her menstrual period or when in ihram for Hajj or ‘Umrah, until he has exited ihraam.
Another scholar of the Standing Committee also stated that “it is allowed for the husband to suck his wife’s breasts, and if by chance milk happens to reach his stomach it doesn’t have the effect of making him a mahram.
Another scholar of the Standing Committee Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen stated that “Adult breastfeeding does not have the effect of making a man a mahram, this is because the breastfeeding that has that effect is five breastfeedings or more within the first two years of the woman’s life before weaning”.
Adult breastfeeding does not have that effect. That being said, if we assume that someone breastfed his wife or drank her wife’s milk, he cannot become a son to her. Here are some of the views of other scholars:
According to Ibn Qudaamah “there’s absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying the area between your wife’s buttocks without any penetration, the only thing forbidden is anal sex, which is mentioned specifically, which is forbidden because of the filth, and that is specific to the anal sex, therefore it is expressly forbidden.
Al-Mughni, 7/226. Al-Kasaani stated “Among the Saheeh law on marriage is that it is allowed to look at and touch every part of your wife’s from head to toe when she is alive because intimacy goes beyond looking and touching your partner, so it is recommended that touching and looking be allowed.
We hope this article has given an in-depth knowledge to answer your question of can husband touch wife breast in Ramadan.
As stated earlier Ramadan is a period that meant spiritual discipline, having a deeper reflection of your relationship with God, building your spiritual life, increased charity and generosity, and learning more about the Quran.
You can touch your wife’s breast during Ramadan if you have no sexual ulterior motives, but if you know you can’t withstand that sexual urge lingering in your mind it is best advised not to try. You should wait till the holy month is over.