Your wives are like farmland for you,1
so approach them ˹consensually˺ as you please.2
And send forth something good for yourselves.3
Be mindful of Allah, and know that you will meet Him. And give good news to the believers.
Ḥarth means “farmland”—the husband being like a farmer, the wife like productive land, and children like seeds—a metaphor for fertility and growth.
It is permissible to have intimate relations in any position, however anal sex is impermissible. Vaginal penetration during monthly cycles, or while bleeding persists after childbirth, up to forty days, is also not permitted.
This can either imply “sending forth good deeds that will be rewarded in the next life” or—according to some interpretations—“engaging in foreplay with one’s spouse before intercourse.”