Types of sexual relationships,

  1. Sexual relationship between unmarried male and female.
  2. Sexual relationship between a married male and an unmarried female.
  3. Sexual relationship between an unmarried male and a married female.
  4. Sexual relationship between married a male and a female who are not married themselves.

I have two questions,

  1. What are the implications according to Islamic Law? (I need the precise ruling)
  2. What are the implications on the day of judgment? (Add precise Quranic verses)


Kindly, keep the body of the answer concise. If you add any reference, adding a hyperlink would be enough. Don't copy-paste Quranic verses.

  • All the types are haram, a married person would afront a harder punishment based on shari'a than a non-married. The 2nd question about judgment day can't be answred by us as we simply don't know. Also repentance might play a role on that.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented May 27, 2017 at 20:18
  • I hope somebody can do that, I'm busy and therefore only commenting. But i recommend you to read the beginning of surat an-Nur 24.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented May 27, 2017 at 20:21

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All sexual relations outside of marriage are forbidden ( Quran 23:5-7 ).

Legal Punishments:

For any of the given illicit relations, if the intercourse is proven by confession or four reliable witnesses:

  • the married would be stoned to death (Hadith Saheeh Bukhari: 1, 2 ; Hadith Sahih Muslim)
  • the un-married would be flogged with 100 stripes ( Quran 24:2 )

If one of them is married and the other unmarried, the above will apply to each individually: the married partner will be stoned and unmarried one will be flogged ( Hadith Saheeh Bukhari )

On Day of Judgement:

Zina is a major sin and may be punished in the hereafter if repentance is not offered ( Quran 25:68-70 ). Allah may also forgive them if He wills or if they repent ( Quran 4:48 & Quran 39:53 & Hadith Abu Daud ).

  • What happens if an unmarried has sex multiple times?
    – user195
    Commented May 27, 2017 at 21:49
  • The ruling remains the same. He will be flogged with 100 stripes every time he found guilt. Commented Sep 21, 2021 at 10:28

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