Repeating Wudhoo’ Before Repeating Intercourse
Fatwa No: 376306

Question

Assalamu alaikum.The hadith which says that if one wants to repeat intercourse with his wife he should do wudu. What does this mean. Does this mean each time a man comes inside his wife he should stop the intercourse and and leave the bed and do wudu?Or does this mean that one may have intercourse with his wife for about ten minutes by this time he may come 2 or 3 times and then gives a pause for maybe about half hour then he should do wudu?Which is the correct opinion? If the first view is correct ones wife may not find pleasure if husband stops interourse each time he ejaculates and does wudu again and again.Barak Allah feekum wa jazakum Allah khairan

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

What is meant by the Hadeeth you mentioned is that it is legislated for one to perform ablution when he wants to have sexual intercourse for the second time with his wife. Performing ablution after intercourse is recommended according to view of the majority of the scholars.

The meaning of the Hadeeth in question is clear and it does not need to make an in-depth investigation about it as you suggest, and we noticed that you treaded this non recommended way in your previous questions and detailing issues, so beware of it.

In any case, the recommendation of repeating the performance of ablution mentioned in the Hadeeth, is attached to the will of having intercourse again. The ruling is not connected to the issue of ejaculation at all, and this is not mentioned in any narration of this Hadeeth. Also, this was not mentioned in the interpretation of this Hadeeth by any scholar –according to our research on the matter.

Allah knows best.

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