Intimacy is considered to be a worldly pleasure by most of the Muslims. It is perceived to be a superficial lust in our society when it means so much more if we look from an Islamic perspective. Today, we will try to look into the correct perception of intimacy in the light of Islam. As a noble Muslim whose goal in life is to please Allah will remember Allah even at the peak of his/her passion. As a young Muslim couple, you must remember that your intimacy with your spouses should be mean to fulfil many noble goals instead of just lust.
One must have the intention to perform intimacy as an act of obedience to Allah and nothing more. It should be done with the sincere intention to walk in the pah as guided by the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). It has been given the status of Sunnah for increasing the number of Muslim population through the Halal way. It is a sole way with which you protect yourself and your spouse from falling into sin. You save each other from being lured by Haram things. In addition to being told that intimacy forms an important foundation of a husband and wife relationship, it is equally important to know what is right and what is wrong while trying to fulfil intimacy relations with your spouse.
“And the believers are those who guard their private parts, except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed they will not be blamed in that regard. Whoever seeks beyond that, those are the transgressors.”
One should always maintain a realization of Allah’s closeness and watchfulness. This realization should guide and control one’s actions even during the moments of intimacy and pleasure. Furthermore, one should nurture a feeling of gratitude that Allah has facilitated venting one’s desire in a lawful and pleasurable way. This turns the fulfilment of a desire to a reward-able act of worship.