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Having illegal intercourse with someone you are not married with.

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What actions would constitute zina?

I would like to know what actions would be considered zina according to Islam. Is it limited to sexual intercourse?
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Do homosexuals avoid zina in the same way?

If someone is born homosexual, with completely no interest in those of the same sex, how would the laws/guidelines on approaching zina affect them? For example, would it be haraam for a homosexual ...
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Does the Qur'an or Sunnah directly forbid male-female interactions aside from sex?

It is very clear that Quran forbids intercourse between man and woman before marriage. However, when it comes to relationships, the only close reference I have from Qu'ran is that we should "lower ...
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Is it permissible for a girl to chat with men online or follow them on Twitter?

I am girl and I don't usually talk to men but since I have started college so I have spoken to a few guys. Previously I had fell in love with a guy and was flirting with him over the internet. ...
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Does Islam permit honor killing?

After reading the following Verse of the Holy Qur'an, Those who commit unlawful sexual intercourse of your women - bring against them four [witnesses] from among you. And if they testify, confine ...
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Can a virgin Muslim man marry a non-virgin (by premarital sex) unmarried Muslim woman?

Can a virgin Muslim man/woman marry a non-virgin unmarried Muslim woman/man. That is the man/woman who have had premarital sex which is not allowed/haram by the Islamic law. Can this type of person ...
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Does unmarried pregnancy imply the hudud punishment in sharia?

As there are multiple hints to "ward off the hudud as much as possible", and I have not seen "unmarried pregnancy" as one of the conditions for fornication punishments till now. I am just asking this ...
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Is "zina" also used to describe homosexual relations?

Is Zina only used for illicit relations between a man and a woman or is it also used to refer to sexual relations between two men?
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Does rubbing my private parts with that of a boy amount to zina?

I had a boyfriend, but he cheated me by lying. The problem is that I have kissed him, and we have been intimate. He rubbed his private parts with that of mine. Now I feel so guilty. Is it zina? ...
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How deep does the penis need to be inside before it's classed as zina and is subject to the hadd punishment?

I have read that zina that requires Hadd Punishment, only occurs when the head of the penis disappears into the vagina. If it only penetrates part of it, then it is not subject to Hadd punishment. ...
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What does Islam offer to protect a child of a haram relationship?

Islam is against zina and condemns it and has rulings on punishing people who commit it like the punishment by stoning for married adulterers (on which at least all earlier scholars sunni's shi'a and ...
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Rubbing of covered private parts together without intercourse. Does it come under zina?

I wanted to know if rubbing of the covered private parts together without intercourse is zina or not. What is the punishment for it? I have done this grave mistake. And I feel ashamed of myself. ...
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How can an adulterer marry an adultress if they are stoned to death? And why is flogging and stoning both prescribed for adultery?

In the Quran, it says that an adulterer can only marry an adultress guilty of the same. How can this be possible if the Sharia is in place and they are stoned to death? Also, why in the Holy Quran ...
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How can I reassure myself that I have been forgiven after committing a major sin?

A few years back, I committed a major sin (in my case zina) and at that time I didn't even realize I have spoiled myself and my soul. In last Ramadan, I fasted for whole month and I am little more ...
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Is it permissible to marry someone with whom you have had premarital sex?

I have had sex with an innocent girl of my age we both are muslims. I did not have the knowledge of haram and halal while performing the act but now I feel disgusted. She wants me to marry her but my ...
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Was slave prostitution allowed?

Forcing slaves to prostitution It is mentioned in this hadith; Jabir reported that 'Abdullah b. Ubayy b. Salul used to say to his slavegirl: Go and fetch something for us by committing prostitution. ...
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I had an unlawful relationship. Will Allah forgive me? [closed]

I had sex with my boyfriend who is already married. We are planning to marry now. I feel it will be a great injustice for his first wife since he has 3 little kids. Will Allah forgive me for my sins ...
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Was my marriage valid given that there was no wali and my husband had no witnesses of his own?

I am a revert for nearly a year and I was married to a brother quite quickly after I converted to Islam. He asked me to marry him and three days later we attended a mosque and got married. I had no ...
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Should I ignore company of these people who are doing some particular sins, but not an extremist?

Assalau'alaykum, I often get confused about the thing that should I ignore company of these people who are doing some particular sins, but not an extremist? As example, I dislike a close cousin of ...
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Is it permissible to take false oath on Quran to save self honour/ self respect?

I am aware that taking a false oath by Quran is considered a major grave sin and should be avoided at all costs. However, in dire circumstances, is it permissible for a person to take a false oath on ...
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How to avoid zina?

It is clearly haraam to approach zina. There is a good response on the definition of zina. However, it seems very difficult and impractical to completely block off every sense from the opposite sex. ...
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Is sex chatting on Facebook zina?

When I was in the second year of college, I used to sex chat with a random man. Now, I feel guilty about it. Did I commit zina? And what should I do about it? I blocked him and deleted that account.
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Should I be honest about premarital sex with a future husband?

When I was 16 years old, I had sex with my older male cousin. It was not consensual and I had always wanted to wait until I was married to have any sexual relations. after that day I fooled myself ...
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My parents forbid me to marry; what happens if I commit zina?

I am a 23-year old boy and doing a good job in capital of Pakistan. We are only 3 brothers, no sister (reason to tell is there no responsibility of her marriage). I am eldest of all, we are a upper-...
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Do actions (kissing, touching, etc) which could lead to zina (sex before marriage) count as a major sin?

People often talk of major and minor sins, minor being those which may be forgiven due to good deeds and regular prayer, etc, while major are those that one must repent for with sincerity for ...
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Can I commit zina if people won't marry their daughters to me due to my financial status?

I am a 28 year old single male. I have been wanting to get married for the last 10 years but the lack of resources doesn't allow me to. And my sexual and emotional desires don't seem to be calming ...
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If a woman with a mental disorder incorrectly believes she is raped and falsely accuses a man, will she be punished?

I've found the following fatwa which shows rulings for the punishment of rape: http://islamqa.info/en/158282 I have a question about the following section: A woman’s claim to have been forced ...
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How does one repent from Zina and avoid it?

If a person commits Zina, is this forgivable? If so, then how is forgiveness attained?
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Would an adulterer(الزاني) or an adulteress(الزانية) be Stoned or Lashed, according to the Qur'an?

Some sources suggest that stoning is an Islamic prescription for adultery, but other sources suggest that it is not, and that only lashes are mentioned in the Qur'an. Due to the Ayah [24:2]: The [...
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What is the responsibility of muslim father to his child born outside of marriage

I had a baby with a muslim man and we did not get married. He is now involved in her life on occasion; however, none of his family knows about this daughter. What is his responsibility to this child?
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How does one repent and remain steadfast on the straight path? [closed]

If one has repented and wants to be become a more practising Muslim but points below get in the way, how do they deal with them from an Islamic prospective? If one is prevented from praying while at ...
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Punishment for zina

Is spending time with our fiance wherein we hug each other , holds hand and kiss each other not on lips but on cheeks of face but our intention is not for zina,that is so because i love her so much....
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Did I commit zina by unknowingly having sex with my husband's cousin while blindfolded?

I am 26 years old, and I married for 4 years. My husband has a problem in bed, and his reports also suggest that he can't produce enough amount of semen due to his habits. For 2 years, we tried our ...
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What is zina of the heart? What things constitute zina of the heart?

I understand very well what is zina of the eyes and hands. It is seeing and touching Haram things. But what is zina of the heart? Is it confined to imagining Haram things like: Just like it is Haram ...
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How Allah forgive me

I m a married women.I had sex with my boyfriend who is already married. Now we both are feeling shameful and discontinue Will Allah forgive me for our sins? Do I have to tell my husband about this?
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What is Islam's perception of chastity?

The Holy Quran clearly emphasizes that both men and women must guard their chastity. "For muslim men and women, for believing men and women. for men and women who are patient and constant. for men ...
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Does a married man or a married woman deserve a rajm punishment for illegitimate oral sex?

Assalamu alaykum, dear brothers and sisters. The situation is: A man and a woman have oral sex. They are not married to each other, but one/both of them is/are married to another person. The ...
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What is greater sin between murder and zina?

Today i was watching a YouTube video and in there, it is saying that zina is greater sin than murder. Is it true in Islam?
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Is masturbating with someone online zina?

Recently I went on a chat site and I met a girl. We chatted privately, aroused each other and then we masturbated together (she aroused me and I her). We then both climaxed and haven't spoken again. ...
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Imagining people nude is a zina of heart but the punishment of zina is of 80 lashes?? Does imagining nude has that punishment

Asslam o alaikum to all of my brothers and sisters... Well i have heard many times that imagining people nude is zina of heart watching porn is zina of eyes and hearing sex voices is zina of ear(sorry ...
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Is touching a nonmehram zina?

Touching hands and face. And letting nonharam touch your hand and face. Touching his hair or touching his arm..is this all included in zina?
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How should I do tawbah after committing zina?

I fear committing zina. I had a love and I was heartbroken because I did not even talk to him to avoid zina, but I ended up committing it. I was mentally ill at that time and I am a female so it is ...
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If a man rubs his penis against a woman's vagina when both are naked, is it zina?

What if a male rubs his penis against a female's vagina when both are naked, but without insertion. Did Zina happen?
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Is IVF with Sperm donation or Egg donation prohibited in islam?

Earlier I read in many articles that IVF is haraam since it is an unnatural way. But now its considered OK but only with the fusion of sperm-egg of a married couple. I have a doubt that why is ...
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Zina, promise of marriage

I was dating a boy, we fell in love. We committed zina with the intention of marriage later, (this doesn't help my situation) My father found out, I was kicked out of my family home as a disgrace. My ...
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Zina without penetration

What is the punishment for this? I always heard about what the punishment will be for it, if I penetrate someone, but what if someone just sleeps with the opposite sex (without penetration), how will ...
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Relationship and sex between a muslim woman and non muslim man

Is a relationship and sex between a Muslim woman and non Muslim man permitted in Islam?
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Four Witnesses for Zina

Assalamu alaikum If a Muslim say that , it is not possible to bring four witness for Zina in this modern times as defined in Quran Surah Noor verse 13, this quranic requirement doesn’t have a ground ...
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Can a muslim woman marry someone else if she had committed zina in a former illegal relationship?

I'm asking this question on behalf of a sister in Islam. She was in an illegitimate relationship in which she committed zina and is now highly regretful. What she wants to know is can she still ...
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Can I play or watch tennis with women as a professional tennis player?

I'm a tennis player and I have to go out to several countries to play tennis. There are women with revealing clothes. Can I see them without lusty eyes of course because of my work you know, some ...