Etiquettes Of Love Making
ETIQUETTES OF LOVE MAKING
In the ideal Islamic situation, the husband and wife will most probably be total strangers to each other, having no kind of personal contact with each other previously due to the strict laws of hijab and veil (pardah) in the Shariah.
Coupled with this feeling of strangeness are the natural constraints of haya and modesty that form an integral part of Imaan.
Under the particular circumstances it is quite natural that both the husband and wife will be extremely bashful of each other and under considerable strain and anxiety. In order to “break the ice”, they firstly greet each other with the traditional Islamic greetings of salaam.
Thereafter the husband should gently place his right hand on his bride’s forehead and recite: ‘Allahumma in’ni as’a’luka min khai’riha wakhai’ri ma fiha wakhairi ma jabalta’ha alai wa a’udhu bika min shar’riha washar’ri ma fiha wa sharri ma jabalta’ha alai’ (Recommend reading from Arabic script for correct pronunciation)
Translation:-“0 Allah! I ask you of her goodness, the good within her and the goodness upon which she was created.
I seek Your protection from her evil, the evil within her and the evil upon which she was created.” (Bukhari, Abu Dawud, Ibn Maja, Al Hakim, Al Baihaqi and Abu Ya’la)