Abstaining from having intercourse with the wife during certain days

Q: Is it permissible for a husband to have intercourse with his wife on the two sacred days of Friday and Monday? Are there certain days of the week when he should not have intercourse with her?

A: First, Friday is a feast for the Muslims. It is desirable for a man on that day to perform Ghusl (ritual bath), put on perfume, wear clean clothes and go to perform the Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer early. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Any man who performs Ghusl on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, anoints himself with oil, or perfumes himself with the scent available at home, then goes to the Masjid (mosque) and does not separate two persons (sitting together in the Masjid by sitting between them); prays what is decreed for him; and listens when the Imam (leader of congregational Prayer) speaks, his sins of the past week will be forgiven. (Part No. 19; Page No. 359)  Second, Monday is one of the best days of the week; it is the day when a believer's deeds are submitted to Allah (Exalted be He). It is desirable to observe Sawm (fasting) on that day. Third, a man should keep his wife chaste and fulfill her desires as much as possible. There is no certain day of the week when a man should abstain from having intercourse with his wife, unless she is menstruating, a newly-delivering woman or observing obligatory Sawm. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.