Sallaammuallaykum, thanking Mufti for all your efforts. I have a very sensitive question.
My wife is not well and hasn’t been for the past 2 months (nothing major, a womans issue) and one of the doctor’s conditions is that we are not allowed to have sex until she undergoes an operation in about a months time and unfortunately we cannot have sex during the recovery period of 2-3 months thereafter as well. I find myself in a difficult position in that taking a second wife to fulfil this need is not an option. I can feel the sexual frustration building up, I find myself looking and desiring other woman etc. Being a man, I need to be able to release my sexual frustration, we havent had intercourse for the past 2 months already and we wont be able to for another 3-4 months.
I dont know what to do, are there alternate halaal methods of releasing ones inner sexual desires, can my wife use her hands etc?
Please forgive me if this question doesnt seem appropriate but I dont not know what else to do.