We can conclude from all of the above that the aim of sexual relations is two-fold: satisfying one’s natural desires and procreation.
Guidelines from the Prophet (s) and his Ahlul Bayt (as) clearly indicate the lengths one has to go to to have desirable offspring. Sexual relations for purposes of conception have to be treated differently, both mentally and physically. Sometimes, it may so happen that due to lack of information or other reasons, the circumstances of the conception of a child are not planned. The above information may then be a source of worry for the parents as to the possible consequences of conception at times and with acts not recommended.
It is necessary to keep in mind that there are many factors that contribute to the physical and psychological make-up of the child, such as genetics, nutrition, social status, etc. The information mentioned above are just some of these factors that may affect the conceived child.
In addition, it is possible to avert possible negative consequences by actions such as taking out Sadaqah, reciting the Noble Qur’an, and seeking tawassul (Divine Intercession) from the Ahlul Bayt (as). 147
147 Confirmed with the office of Ayatullah Sistani-, Qom
Adapted from the book: "From Marriage to Parenthood; The Heavenly Path" by: "Abbas and Shahin Merali"
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