Is Oral Sex Permitted in Islam?

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Is oral sex permissible in Islam? Is there any difference between male and female oral sex? Do both partners have to take a shower after having oral sex?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful





If the “oral sex” includes the penis being inserted in the wife’s mouth to the extent that she swallows the filth, whether this filth is semen (Mani) or pre-ejaculatory fluid (Madhi), or the man takes the filth of the woman in his mouth, then this will not be permissible.1 

However, if the act consists of the wife kissing her husband’s penis and the husband kisses her genitals and they avoid any areas where there is pre-ejaculatory fluid, then there is a difference of opinion. Some scholars say that it will be permissible (Mubah), although disliked whilst others say it will still remain Makruh (disliked).2


If semen (mani) is discharged after having oral sex, ghusl will become obligatory.3




Only Allah knows best

Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


1Fatawa Rahimiyah p.270 v.6 & Fatawa Hindiyya p.372 v.5

2Fatawa Rahimiyah p.406 v.9

3Raddul Muhtar p.300 v.1

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