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Having illegal intercourse with someone you are not married with.

Zina in Arabic الزنا is often translated as adultery but it means having illegal sex with someone you are not married with. This could include premarital sex/intercourse as well as cheating of a husband or wife on his/her partner. According to Quran and Sunna Zina is a very grave sin (17:32). In a Hadith some preliminaries which could lead to Zina are described as Zina of the eye, ear, hand, foot and heart...

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