Message No : 17Sr.No : 163/724
Question By : Semi Charmed

assalamalaikum ,
i just finished reading this article , but im a little confused here
correct me if im wrong , but islam doesnt permit us to have intercourse
outside
marriage , then why is it allowed to have intercourse with slave women??
isnt that forbidden??? so i would like someone to remove this confusion for
me
as you see , i didnt really understand wat i just read.
wasalaam.

 

Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah, All Gracious, All Merciful
Wa Alaikumossalam
Dear ¡­ in Islam,
The answer to your question is as follows:

Allah Almighty restricts the natural and lawful exercise of sex only to wives and women captives. He calls those Mal¡¯oon and Aadoon who exceed the described limitation either by practising sexual abuse or sexual perversion. The Lofty Qur¡¯an says, ¡°Who guard their modesty, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess, for (in their care) they are free from blame, but those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors¡±. (Suratul Muminun 23 V: 5-7)

Though the sentence, ¡±But Islam does not permit us to have intercourse with slave women¡± is little vague, it does not mean that having intercourse with women captives is forbidden. But it implies that practising sex with a woman exceeding the limitation prescribed by Shariah, is forbidden in Islam.

And Allah knows the best,

Answered by
Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi

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