What is Said Just Prior to Intercourse

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I have a question that everyone I asked had a different answer for. Does the Muslim have to say anything during the sexual intercourse "nikkah"?, and does the Muslim "husband and wife " have to pray before the first day of sexual intercourse "nikkah"?
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Praise be to Allah;


Among the manners prescribed by the shari’ah is that the Muslim should say when he commences intercourse with his wife:

"bismillaah, oh Allaah, shield us from Satan and keep him away from us and from what You [may] bestow upon us (i.e. children)" narrated by Al-Bukhari, Fath ul-Baari # 138

[transliteration: "bismillaah, allaahumma jannibnash-shaytaana wa jannib-ash-shaytaana maa razaqtana"]

This opening invocation is useful in that if Allaah blesses the husband and the wife with a child, this child will not be harmed by Satan.

As for what is to be said by the husband when consummating the marriage with his wife,(please refer to Question# 854 which has been answered previously) .

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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