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The sin of Zina(illegal sexual intercourse)?

Question:

Asalam Malakum i would like to ask ; what are the sins for doing zinah(illegal sexual intercourse), and wat might we have to face if one does this.And if one has even doen this how can he get clean from this?

Answer:



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Surah Israa:

Do not even go near 'zina' (fornication or adultery) for it is a very indecent thing and a very evil way![17:32]


Allah says in the Holy Quran Surah Noor:

The woman and the man guilty of 'zina' (fornication), flog each one of them with a hundred stripes, and let not pity for them restrain you in regard to a matter prescribed by Allah; if indeed you believe in Allah and the Last Day! And let a section of the believers witness the punishment inflicted on them.[24:2]


Narrated Abu Huraira: A man came to Allah's Apostle while he was in the mosque, and he called him, saying, "O Allah's Apostle! I have committed illegal sexual intercourse.'" The Prophet turned his face to the other side, but that man repeated his statement four times, and after he bore witness against himself four times, the Prophet called him, saying, "Are you mad?" The man said, "No." The Prophet said, "Are you married?" The man said, "Yes." Then the Prophet said, 'Take him away and stone him to death." Jabir bin 'Abdullah said: I was among the ones who participated in stoning him and we stoned him at the Musalla. When the stones troubled him, he fled, but we over took him at Al-Harra and stoned him to death Sahih al-bukhari[Volume 8, Book 82, Number 806]


Zina (fornication and adultery) are considered amongst the gravest sins in Islam. One can imagine the severity of the sin, by the punishment Allah and His Messenger (saws) have decreed for the sin. If one is living in an Islamic State and gets convicted of the sin of zina (adultery), the punishment prescribed by Allah and His Messenger (saws) is that he/she should be stoned to death!! And if the person dies without making Taubah or asking repentance from Allah Subhanah in the life of this world, the punishment of the Hereafter in the Just Court of Allah Subhanah is even more severe than the punishment of the world!!


Zina is considered such an evil and such a grave sin that Allah has advised the believers in the Holy Quran [17:32..] 'Do not even go near 'zina'...'. We are commanded by Allah not to even go near zina, if indeed we fear Allah and the Last Day!!!

How to get clean from this sin?

It is the Mercy and Grace of our Merciful Lord that He has kept the door of Taubah and repentance open for those who have sinned. Allah Subhanah forgives all sins, provided one turns to him in sincere Taubah before his appointment of death approaches him; feels ashamed and sorry for the act he has committed; makes a solemn pact with Allah Subhanah that he would not turn to the road of sin again; and does righteous good deeds in accordance with the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah. For such people, Allah has promised His Mercy and Forgiveness. For the ones who do sincere Taubah, Allah removes and forgives all sins.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Surah Zumur:

(O Prophet) say: "O My servants who have wronged their own souls...Do not despair of Allah's Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere."[39:53-54]


Allah says in the Holy Quran Surah Ale Imraan:

Allah likes such good people very much, who, if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin, remember Allah instantly, and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings. For who, but Allah, can forgive sins? (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did. These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah, and with Gardens beneath which canals flow, and they will reside therein forever! How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds![3:135-136]


Allah says in the Holy Quran Surah Furqaan:

The (true) servants of the Merciful are those who walk humbly on the earth. When the ignorant people behave insolently towards them, they say, "Peace to you"; (And those) who pass their nights in prostrating themselves and standing before their Lord and pray, "O our Lord, save us from the torment of Hell, for its torment is killing! It is an evil abode, and an evil resting place". (And those) who, when they spend are neither extravagant, nor miserly, but keep the golden mean between the two extremes. (And those) who do not invoke any god but Allah Alone, nor kill a soul unjustly, which Allah has forbidden, nor commit 'zina' (fornication and adultery)... He who does this shall be punished for his sin, and his torment shall be doubled on the Day of Resurrection, and he shall abide in a state of ignominy; EXCEPT THE ONE WHO MAY HAVE REPENTED (AFTER THOSE SINS), AND HAVE BELIEVED AND DONE RIGHTEOUS DEEDS. For then, Allah will change his evil deeds into good deeds, and He is very Forgiving and Merciful. In fact, one who repents and does righteous deeds, returns to Allah as one rightly should![25:63-71]

And Allah knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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