Monday, January 22, 2001
Assalamu Alaikum Bilqis,
Does Islam allow group sex? I mean, if a man has two wives for example, can he have them both in the bed at the same time?
Group sex is not permitted in Islam. An awareness of some basic Islamic information can easily answer this question for you:
1. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) used to keep each of his wives in a separate house and visit them on alternate days. This is the sunnah (the example of the Prophet), and therefore it is a standard for Muslim conduct in a polygamous marriage. In The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam, in the chapter on marriage, Yusuf al-Qaradawi comments,
2. The Prophet Muhammad said that two men should not share the same blanket, nor should two women share the same blanket. So it is forbidden for two women to share the same blanket in bed even if fully clothed. This would logically preclude any type of sexual activity with more than one woman in the same bed.
3. A woman is not allowed to expose her 'awrah (private area) to anyone except her husband. It is haram (forbidden) for a woman to appear naked before another woman, and the same holds true for a man before another man. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,
The nakedness of the man is for his wife alone, and vice versa. It is allowed only for a married couple to look at the entire body of the other.
4. Any type of homosexuality is expressly forbidden in Islam (see Zawaj.com's articles on this subject), so there's no way two women could share a bed sexually.
I would suggest an overall increased study of Islam which would make this even clearer to you. Unfortunately, the media at times gives a false impression of Islam through ignorance. But if you are a Muslim, correct knowledge of your religion is a requirement, so study your religion. If you are not a Muslim learn more about Islam so that you will have correct information on the subject.
(Editor's Note: Zawaj.com will Insha'Allah be adding some detailed articles soon on the subject of modesty in Islam).