Is sexual intercourse with one's spouse regarded as worshipping?

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Is sexual intercourse with one's spouse regarded as worshipping?
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Islam is a natural religion that is suitable for human nature. Therefore, it encourages believers to get married. Thanks to marriage, sexual desires are satisfied, chastity is protected and human generation goes on.

A person's sexual intercourse with his/her spouse is regarded as worshipping. For, it protects a person from haram (forbidden) intercourse and enables human generation to continue.

It is stated in a hadith that when a man has a sexual intercourse with his wife, he will get the reward of sadaqah. The Prophet stated the following:

"When one of you has a sexual intercourse with his wife, he receives the reward of sadaqah."

They said, "O Messenger of Allah! Will he still receive the reward when he satisfies his lust?" He answered:

“Would it not be haram if he satisfied his lust through haram ways? When he satisfies his lust through halal (legitimate) ways, he will receive rewards.” (see Abu Dawud, Salatu't-Tatawwu' 12; Adab 159-160; Musnad, V/167, 168)

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