An Imam at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, mosque, Isale-Igbein, Prof Sherifdeen Kareem, has disclosed that Muslim couples can have sex during the month of Ramadan.
According to The PUNCH, the Muslim Cleric stated this during an interview with Journalists in Abeokuta.
He asserts that during Ramadan, only legally married couples are permitted to engage in sexual activity between mogrib and solatul subh (after the pre-dawn meal and after the fast-breaking meal).
He said, “Muslims can copulate by the time they’ve taken their iftar, that’s after Solatul Mogrib. As long as they could eat, they are allowed to interact with their spouses till the time of Fajr.
“They are allowed to have intercourse with their wives or their husbands as long as they have the right to eat and drink.
“This is particularly about married men. If they are not married, intercourse is unlawful at any time. So, Islam only allows legally married couples to have intercourse, between Mogrib and Solatul Subh.”
Nonetheless, the cleric cautioned Muslim couples to avoid each other when fasting (during the day) to avoid being swept up in their emotions.
He claimed that during Ramadan, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) kissed his wife. Yet, he cautioned Muslim couples to forgo such behaviors if they knew they will result in sex.
He said, “During the day, Muslim couples should try and maintain decorum, so they wouldn’t be carried away by emotion.
“The husband should not engage in close interaction like hugging and the like so that temptation won’t overcome him.
“It was reported that the prophet used to kiss his wife but the scholars of Islam have explained that if the kiss would lead to higher emotional gestures, then they should avoid kissing.
“If the hugging also would lead to further action, then they should resist.”