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Is it permissible for a man and a woman to have premarital sexual relationship?

It is popular in non Muslim countries for the couple to have sexual relationships without marriage. Is it permissible for a man and a woman to have premarital sexual relationship?

Answer


Islam has prohibited adultery and limited the sexual relationship to be channeled through marriage. God says, “And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way.” 17:32
God has described several characteristics for the believers, “And they who guard their private parts
Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed -But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors” 23:5-7
Therefore Islam does not permit any sexual relationships between men and women outside wedlock and any other form of sexual relations is prohibited.

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