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Where in the Quran does Allah SWT prohibit sex outside marriage?

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This is a very simple question with obvious answers that can be easily found pretty much anywhere. Is this your real question, or do you have a more specific question? What is it you want to know? –  ashes999 Jan 13 '13 at 16:39

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I think one of the most to-the-point Ayahs are from the beginning of Surah Al Mu'minun:

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In the name of allah the beneficent ever-merciful

1.Certainly will the believers have succeeded: 2. They who are during their prayer humbly submissive 3. And they who turn away from ill speech 4. And they who are observant of zakah 5. And they who guard their private parts 6. Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed - 7. But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors Al Mu'minun, 1-7

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Brother Ali, thank you for the participation. Here is another question for you as a follow up to this answer: islam.stackexchange.com/questions/7003/… –  johan.i.zahri Jan 14 '13 at 21:15
Since the question is a duplicate, here is my answer to an earlier question on the meaning of MMA: islam.stackexchange.com/questions/1659/… –  johan.i.zahri Jan 14 '13 at 21:34

The following verse gives you the answer

And do not go anywhere near zina (extramarital sexual intercourse): it is an outrage, and an evil path. Qur'an 17:32

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Salam brother, have you considered this answer to the possible meaning of zina? islam.stackexchange.com/questions/816/… –  johan.i.zahri Jan 13 '13 at 13:15
@johan.i.zahri Salam brother, the answer you link to is IMHO only a partial description of zina... there several hadiths and ayat that describe zina... sexual acts are implied as are other acts... –  Yahia Jan 13 '13 at 13:18
what if the hadiths has nothing to do with what the prophet ever said? remember that there is a lot of manipulation in history.. unlike the word of Allah SWT, 7adeeths about the prophets are fallible.. –  johan.i.zahri Jan 13 '13 at 13:23
i am only aiming to find out the truth bro, if you look at the big picture, you'll eventually see my prespective: islam.stackexchange.com/questions/5984/… , islam.stackexchange.com/questions/5985/… , islam.stackexchange.com/questions/5981/what-does-rajeem-mean ; remember that is the book, no doubts about for those who believe/mu'min ; it takes a believer and not just a muslim to hold on tight to the Quran, rather than other sources.. –  johan.i.zahri Jan 13 '13 at 13:43
@johan.i.zahri take some courses on the authenticity of hadith, it is a science (actually, several sciences) together. Ahadith that are saheeh are authentic beyond any possibility of error; hassan are almost as good. –  ashes999 Jan 13 '13 at 16:40

The Quran restricts sex to four wives and with one's own slaves 4:3

If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess

The above verse says you can marry upto four (free) women but if you cannot treat them with justice (that is give them equal time) than marry only one. Or one can have what your "right hand posses", that means your own slaves. By this verse adultery outside marriage and other than slaves is clearly forbidden. But if one consider slaves as outside marriage, then yes sex outside marriage is allowed, but only with one's slaves.

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