Undoubtedly, marriage is much more than the mere gratification of one’s sexual needs; it is a bond of mutual love, compassion, and mercy based on love for Allah Most High. However, it would be foolish to deny the important role sexual intimacy plays in a successful marriage. A healthy sexual relationship is absolutely vital in a marriage. Scholars today generally agree that one of the primary reasons for failed marriages is failed sexual lives, with problems in the bedroom often leading to unhappiness, dissatisfaction, frustration, and, at times, even divorce.

Moreover, the Qur’an, Sunnah and works of classical scholars provide us with detailed and explicit guidelines regarding sexual behavior in marriage. Often, married couples are unaware of the Islamic teachings on the subject with some engaging in acts that are prohibited. At times, a spouse will refuse to engage in a form of sexual activity, mistakenly believing it to be unlawful, which could easily sour their relationship.

In this webinar, we will highlight the importance of sexual relations within marriage, and how to maintain a healthy sexual relationship. We will also look at some basic guidelines and etiquette in terms of what is permitted and what is not, in light of authentic Islamic teachings.

NOTE: This recording is intended for those who are either married or are getting married soon.


Shaykh Mufti [Abu Abdillah] Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari is a young, traditionally trained scholar who studied in different parts of the world. Born in Leicester, UK, and raised under the guidance of his illustrious father, Shaykh Mawlana Adam, he started learning about Islam from a very young age and memorized the entire Qur’an at a very tender age of nine. He initially studied the Arabic language and various other traditional Islamic sciences including Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir), Hadith and Fiqh at Dar al-Uloom, Bury, UK, under many Shuyukh notably: Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Motala and the late Shaykh al-Hadith Islam ul Haq, and thus received authorizations (ijazahs) in various books including the six major collections of Hadith. He also received Ijazah in Hadith from the late Grand Mufti of India, Shaykh Mahmud al-Hasan Gangohi, and underwent a one year course of specialization in the science of issuing religious/legal verdicts (Fatwa).

After graduating from the Dar al-Uloom, he travelled to Karachi, Pakistan, where he studied under one of the greatest living scholars, Justice (Rtd) Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani and others, and received authorizations. Later, he travelled to Damascus, Syria, where he increased in experience and knowledge by studying under the great Ulama there and received authorizations (ijazahs) from Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi, Shaykh Dr. Abd al-Latif Farfur al-Hasani and others.

Presently, he resides in Leicester, UK, where he is a teacher of various traditional Islamic sciences at Jamiah Uloom al-Qur’an, and Director and researcher at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence (Darul Iftaa, He is a Member of the Al-Qalam Shari’ah Scholars Panel (established to meet the growing demand from Muslim consumers and businesses for authentic, professional, Shari’ah based guidance), an Advisory Board Member of the Muslim Healthcare Student Network (MHSN), and a Shari’ah Advisor on Islamic Banking.