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Is it permitted in Islam to have sexual relation with someone who is consent and willing yet not being in marriage bond?

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ملكت أيمانكم (Malakat aymanukum) means those who you own, i.e. slaves. Refer to 4:25, 24:32, 30:28, 16:17, 16:75 etc.

It is permissible for a Muslim man to have sexual relations with a slave woman that he personally owns, without requiring a marriage contract (Nikah) since the exclusive ownership and authority substitutes for that.

And they who guard their private parts. Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed.

Quran 23:5-6

If a child is born to the slave from her owner, then she becomes an Ummal Walad (mother of the son) and can never be sold and is automatically freed on the owner's death.

Similar to marriage, no two men can simultaneously keep relations with a slave woman. It is not permissible to have sexual relations with a slave that someone else owns, unless you formally marry them; and if someone marries them then it is not permissible for the owner to have relations with them.


Regarding your question:

Is it permitted in Islam to have sexual relation with someone 
who is consent and willing yet not being in marriage bond

The answer is No. Such a person will neither be your spouse nor your legal slave, but what you desire is something beyond that and hence verse 7 of Surah Al-Muminun applies:

But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors

Quran 23:7

It would be Zina (fornication\adultery) and will not protect the rights of the partners nor the rights and lineage of any potential children.

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  • The Coranic verses always say maa malakat aymanukum (what your right hand possesses), not man malakat aymanukum (whom your right hand posesses), so it's not talking about people (man), but objects (maa). – Carl Masens Nov 24 '18 at 17:04
  • @CarlMasens Not sure what you are implying. maa and man are at times used interchangeably. maa is used for people in the meaning of whom, for example it is used for women in 4:3 ما طاب لكم i.e. whom you like. For humans in 90:3 ووالد وما ولد i.e. whom he begot. For Allah in 91:5 والسماء وما بناها i.e. whom built it. There are also other examples. – UmH Feb 1 at 6:27

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