الآية رقم (223) - نِسَآؤُكُمْ حَرْثٌ لَّكُمْ فَأْتُواْ حَرْثَكُمْ أَنَّى شِئْتُمْ وَقَدِّمُواْ لأَنفُسِكُمْ وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّكُم مُّلاَقُوهُ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

(223) - (Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you, so come to your place of cultivation however you wish and put forth [righteousness] for yourselves. And fear Allah and know that you will meet Him. And give good tidings to the believers.)

( نِسَاؤُكُمْ حَرْثٌ لَّكُمْ ) (Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you.): Women are not for enjoyment; they are meant for greater things: making humans, heroes, true men, and the actual society after all. So, the private relationship between spouses is:

( فَأْتُوا حَرْثَكُمْ أَنَّىٰ شِئْتُمْ ) (so come to your place of cultivation however you wish.): The place where a newly born baby goes out to life. Such rules are clear enough with no need to clarify more. Islam is a religion of cleanliness and purity and honoring -a religion that elevates man and woman and keeps humans away from animal lusts and controls their desires. Religions have never been in place to trigger people’s desires but rather to control them. Sexual desire is part and parcel of human beings, yet, it can be fulfilled in aright way as canonized by Allah’s (swt) rules. Allah (swt) likes those who purifies themselves and likes purity and cleanliness. Moreover, Allah (swt) loves the man who extremely honor his wife, and that’s why He (swt) says:

( وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُم مُّلَاقُوهُ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ) (And fear Allah and know that you will meet Him. And give good tidings to the believers.): There are three issues stated here: fear Allah, avoid His wrath; know that you’ll meet Him; believe that you will meet your Lord and that death is before you wherever you are:

 {أَيْنَمَا تَكُونُوا يُدْرِككُّمُ الْمَوْتُ وَلَوْ كُنتُمْ فِي بُرُوجٍ مُّشَيَّدَةٍ ۗ }

(Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you should be within towers of lofty construction..)  (An-Nisaa: 78)

Our lifetime is short no matter how long one may live. How would one of us be happy while he knows that his life leads him to death, as his day consumes his month, and his month consumes his year, and his year consumes his lifetime, as one of the poems said:

Your mother gave you life while you cry,

O’ son of Adam, while people around you are pleased,

So, try your best for when they cry in the day of your death

to be then pleased and happy.

However, you will never smile and cheerful unless you prepare yourself for his meeting.

( وَبَشِّرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ  ) (And give good tidings to the believers.): There are good tidings for pious believers who abide by the heavenly orders.