Marital Intimacy - Intention and Purpose
  • Question:

    Is it haram to have sexual intercourse with my wife only for pleasure and desire? Is sexual intercourse only for the purpose of having children?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question. May Allah bless you with love, peace and tranquillity in your marriage.

    One of the purposes of sexual intimacy between husband and wife is to fulfill one’s desire in a lawful manner. Enjoying your partner’s company in an intimate way is meaningful and rewarding.

    “There is reward of charity for you in fulfilling sexual desire with your spouse.” (Muslim)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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