Saudia Arabia is preparing to open its very first ‘Halal’ sex shop, according to a report published in Arabic News Portal Alyaoum24. The shop will cater to Muslim customers in Mecca and is being opened after consultation with Saudi clerics, who have approved it is Halal.
Abdelaziz Aouragh, who owns a Dutch halal sex shop will be opening the store in Mecca. His store El Asira is famous for its sensual oils – Aouragh a Moroccan Muslim, was told by Saudi clerics that opening a ‘halal’ sex shop would improve the sexual relationship between husbands and wives.
The store will, not be selling vibrators, as they are not approved by Islam. Aouragh stated the store will be selling “products that increase feelings of sensuality and improve the atmosphere between the couple in the sexual relationship”.
Hamza Yusuf, an american Islamic Scholar explained:
Contrary to popular belief that Islam is repressive about sex, there are ample dictates in Quran and hadith (a record of the sayings of the Prophet Mohammad and his companions) that encourage sex within marriage. There are also examples in the Quran where Prophet Mohammad tells men not to leave their wives for more than six months so as to avoid sexual neglect, and there are even some well-known references to foreplay in the hadith.
The first halal sex shop in a pre-dominantly Muslim country was opened in Turkey in 2013 by entrepreneur Haluk Murat Demirel, the online store sells everything from lubricants to herbal aphrodisiacs and offering advice on how to have ‘halal’ sex.