Tasbih during sex.
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brother i want to ask can we say any tasbeeh like (ALHAMDULILLAH, SUBHANALLAH etc) during sexual intercourse with wife?
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Tasbih during sex
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Abu Dhar al-Ghafari reported: The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: there is a reward for you [even] in sex with your wife." The companions asked: O Messenger of Allah (saws) is there a reward if one satisfies his passion?" He (saws) said: "Do you know that if he satisfies it unlawfully he has taken a sin upon himself? Likewise, if he satisfies it lawfully, he is rewarded."
Related by Ahmad and Muslim.
Although one is at absolute liberty to remember, praise and glorify their Lord Creator wherever and whenever they will and please; it would only be common-sense that doing tasbeeh during the actual act of sexual intercourse is probably neither the time, nor the place, nor the most opportune moment!
It would be best to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohamed (saws) and recite the following supplication before one prepares to enjoy ones conjugal rights with ones wife:
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.493 Narrated by Ibn Abbas
The Prophet (saws) said, "If anyone of you, when having sexual relation with his wife, says: 'Bismillah. Allah humma jannib nas-Shaytaan wa jannib nas-Shaytaana feema razaktana (In the name of Allah. O Allah! Protect us from the Shaytaan and prevent the Shaytaan from approaching our offspring You (may) bestow us) and if he begets a child (as a result of that relation) Shaytaan will not (be able to) harm it."
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,