Husband and Wife Bath Together ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain about one thing about romanticism in the household. Even though I’m not married myself, but I know that it will make couples more romantic. Yup! As I wrote in the title of this article, we will now discuss Islamic law about bathing together. Even though it will add to the good for both of them, but does Islam allow that?
As usual, before I explain Husband and Wife Bath Together, I will quote the hadith which is specifically related to our discussion. Pay attention!
Hadith About Husband and Wife Bath Together
The hadith about husband and wife bath together that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : كُنْتُ أَغْتَسِلُ أَنَا وَرَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مِنْ إِنَاءٍ وَاحِدٍ تَخْتَلِفُ أَيْدِيْنَا فِيْهِ مِنَ الْجَنَابَةِ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Aisha radliyallaahu anhaa, she said, “I once bathed with the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam in one container because of jinabah. Our hands are different in them.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
All readers! If we have understood the hadith above, then of course we already know, that Islam allows a husband and wife to bathe together. But the question then is, can both of them be naked or should they both cover their bodies? Honestly, I haven’t found any information about that. But, if I pay attention to some Islamic teachings about the obligation to keep eyes so that a Muslim does not see things that are considered filthy, then they should both keep their bodies closed, at least that can be done by covering the penis, vagina, and breasts.