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

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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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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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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 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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