Q. I was told that there is a prayer or dua that I can say before my wife and I have sex in order to have a pious child. Presently both of us say bismillah just before penetration. I don’t know if I was mis-informed? Or what I am presently doing is wrong?
A. At the time of copulating, you should recite:-
Bismillah Allahumma Jannibnash shaitana wa Jannibish Shaitana Ma razaqtana.
Translation: In the name of Allah. O Allah, save us both from the mischief of the devil and keep the devil away from the children you grant us.
At the time of ejaculation, you should recite:-
Allahumma la taj’al lish shaitani feema razaqtani naseeba.
Translation: O Allah, let there be no share for the devil in what you grant us.
Saying Bismillah was correct.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan
This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.