What is zinnah
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What is Zina
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In literal terminology, the Arabic term ‘zina’ means the act of sexual intercourse between a man and a woman who are not married to each other.
Such is the severity and the magnitude of this act of illegal sexual intercourse or ‘zina’ in the Sight of Allah Subhanah, that The Lord Most High has not only prohibited and declared haraam for the believers the act itself, but Commanded His believers to not even come near or approach any path that might lead them to this abomination and grave sin of ‘zina’.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 32:
Do not even go near ‘zina’ (fornication or adultery) for it is a very indecent thing and a very evil way!
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