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What does cohabitation mean?
You are married and living together
You are living together but not married
You are living at home with your mother and father
Islam says that as long as you go to the mosque with your partner it doesn't matter if you are not married and having sex with that person.
Muslim teaching is against homosexuality.
If someone is celibate they:
Do not indulge in sexual intercourse
Celebrate religious festivals
Have sexual intercourse with someone they are not married to
Sex outside of marriage is seen as a sin by Islam.
Adultery is having sexual intercourse with the person you are married to.
Muslim marriage places a responsibility on both the husband and the wife to meet each other's sexual needs.
Some Muslims believe that it is ok for people to live together first if they intend to get married.