Can You Have Sex During Ramadan?

Can You Have Sex During Ramadan_

let’s be honest. Can you have sex during Ramadan? The short answer is yes but with some important rules. The Timing Is Everything:  No sex during the day when you’re fasting. But, once the sun goes down (after the Maghrib prayer) and before the morning prayer (Fajr), married couples can get intimate.

Can you have oral sex during Ramadan?

Can You Have Oral Sex During Ramadan_

Most scholars say it just doesn’t feel right. Your mouth is for things like reciting the Quran, not for sex. This gets a bit more complicated. Some Islamic scholars say it’s fine as long as you’re careful not to swallow anything. Others see it as morally questionable. 

The bottom line: 

No oral sex while you’re actually fasting during Ramadan.

Can You Have Sex After Sunset During Ramadan?


Yes, but after the Maghrib (sunset prayer) and before the Fajr (the dawn prayer) During that period only.

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:

Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relations with his wife and quarreling, and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say, ‘I am fasting.

(Sahih al-Bukhari 1904)

Is Sex Between A Boyfriend And A Girlfriend Allowed During Ramadan?

Is Sex Between A Boyfriend And A Girlfriend Allowed During Ramadan_

Islam is super clear on this one: no sex outside of marriage, ever – Ramadan or not. The Prophet (ﷺ) stressed that marriage is important, and sex before marriage goes against Islamic values.

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said,

“O, young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse, etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.”

(Sahih al-Bukhari 5066)


Ramadan is about growing spiritually. That means fasting during the day and controlling your desires, including sex. But Islam understands that married couples have needs, so intimacy is allowed at night. It’s all about balance and respect. Also, read the hadith about marriage, whether can I kiss in Ramadan, does gum break a fast, and the dua of forgiveness in Ramadan.

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