Fulfillment of sexual desire and needs is essential in sustaining a harmonious marital relationship. However, in today's society, sexual boundaries are being pushed further and further, and often, sexual deviances are openly practiced. In such circumstances, there is a need to identify which sexual activities are permissible in Shari'ah.
An original work written by the esteemed scholar Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari and published by Huma Press, Islamic Guide to Sexual Relations is a serious endeavor to tackle these sensitive matters in a clear and meticulous manner. While being respectful and dignified in the language he employs, the author does not shy away from discussing sensitive issues. He records, in thorough detail, the guidance Islam provides regarding sexual encounters with one's spouse. The book covers a wide range of issues, and thus, answers many frequently asked questions on the topic of sexual intimacy. It concludes with a short chapter addressing Islamic etiquettes and practices pertaining to newlyweds on their first night.
"I have found this work to be beneficial and highly informative, and strongly recommend the study of this book to all prospective couples, and indeed, to all couples."
(Mufti Zubair Bayat, Director; Darul Ihsan Centre, Durban, South Africa)
"I highly recommend this excellent, thorough book by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam on an important and sensitive topic that many-if not most-Muslim couples are woefully unaware of."
"This guide essentially aimed at Muslims reveals a surprisingly liberal view on sexuality considering many of the rules and etiquettes for the matrimonial relationship were established 1400 years ago. Modern psychosexual medicine has been a relatively young member of the field of medicine and echoes much of the Islamic view contained in this book. Muslims will no doubt be surprised by some of the legal rulings regarding intimate relationships between the married couple which has, in essence, removed many cultural concretions that have distorted concepts. This is a thorough and essential guide for scholars, doctors and other practitioners of psychosexual health care as well as couples and answers thoroughly many scenarios pertinent to conjugal relations in the modern day."
(Khalid Ghufoor, Consultant Surgeon & Dr Zahid Ghufoor, General Practitioner)