What is the meaning of ‘حر’ in the following Hadith? Does it mean the private part of a woman or illegal sexual intercourse?

ليكونن من أمتي أقوام يستحلون الحر والحرير والخمر والمعازف



The word ‘حر’ literally means the private part of a woman. Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has stated that in this particular Hadith it refers to adultery (zina).

(Refer: Fathul Bari, Hadith: 5590)


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