Can sex be performed in any position or is it necessary to lie down with the male on top while having sex?
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can sex be performed in any position or is it necessary to lie down with the male on top while having sex?
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 223:
223 Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth (for sexual intercourse) when or how ye will.
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.
Islam has allowed the husband and the wife in marriage every possible liberty to enjoy conjugal relations with each other, except three:
- It is strictly prohibited to have sexual intercourse with one’s wife during her period of menstruation.
- It is strictly prohibited to enter the woman through her anus.
- Although there is no specific prohibition mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah, the majority of the scholars in Islam have voiced their opinion against ‘oral’ sex, whereby one touches the other’s private organs with their mouth.
Other than the above three restrictions, one may enjoy conjugal relations with one’s wife any place, any time, and any how their heart’s desire. As long as the male organ enters the female organ through the place which Allah has ordained, there is absolutely nothing in Shariah which restricts the positions the couple bonded in the sacred bond of marriage may chose to enjoy conjugal relations with each other. In fact, other than the above listed three restrictions, one may enjoy conjugal relations with one’s spouse in marriage any which way their hearts desire.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 222:
222 They ask thee concerning women's courses (menses). Say: ‘They are a hurt and a pollution; so keep away from women in their courses and do not approach (for sexual intercourse) them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves ye may approach them in any manner time or place ordained for you by Allah. For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean
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