Cornfed wrote: fschmidt wrote:
Cornfed wrote:Doesn't it [the Quran] say that a man should only have sex with his wives and bondmaids?
That's what I thought until I tried to look it up. I can't find anything like this in the Quran
It says it somewhere in my copy (can't find it at the moment).
The Quran, chapter 4 (An-Nisa), verse 24:
“ 1.And (also forbidden are) all married women except those whom your right hands possess (this is) Allah's ordinance to you,
2.and lawful for you are (all women) besides those, provided that you seek (them) with your property, taking (them) in marriage not committing fornication.
3.Then as to those whom you profit by, give them their dowries as appointed; and there is no blame on you about what you mutually agree after what is appointed; surely Allah is Knowing, Wise.
— translated by M. H. Shakir