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Holy Prophet (pbuh) warned us from committing Zina

Holy Prophet (pbuh) warned us from committing Zina

Source : Agencies / 26 Jan 2013

The word Zina (adultery and fornication), in Islam, can be used in two different, yet related, ways. It can be used as a general term that refers to a general meaning, and as a legal term defining a criminal act that invites punishments and other legal applications.

Zina in its broad meaning indicates any haram (prohibited) act, whether the act was sexual intercourse or a look, talk, touch, or desire that is related or may lead to illicit sexual relations.

Narrated by Jabir: A man from the tribe of Aslam came to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and confessed that he had committed ‘zina’ (adultery). The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) turned his face away from him till the man bore witness against himself four times. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said to him, "Are you mad?" He said "No."  The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asked, "Are you married?" He said, "Yes."  Then the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) ordered that he be stoned to death, and he was stoned to death at the Musalla (public gathering place).  [Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.810]        

Although in legal terminology ‘zina’ would constitute the actual penetration of the male organ into the female organ out of wedlock, or illegal sexual intercourse…..the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)warned the believers regarding the minor ‘zina’ of the eyes, hands, legs, etc. Not only is the evil abomination of ‘zina’ prescribed as absolutely forbidden in Islam, every path or every way that leads one to this evil path is also declared as forbidden!  Such is the gravity of this abomination of ‘zina’ (major or minor), that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala commands the believers in the Quran: ‘Do not even go near ‘zina’!!!

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4886 

Narrated by Anas ibn Malik that he heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)say: ‘The eye commits ‘zina’, and the palm of the hand, the foot, the body, the tongue and private part of the body confirm it or deny it.’

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.260        

Narrated by Ibn Abbas: I have not seen a thing resembling 'lamam' (minor sins) than what Abu Huraira narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)who said "Allah has written for the children of Adan their share of ‘zina’ which he commits inevitably. The ‘zina’ of the eyes is the sight (to gaze at a forbidden thing), the ‘zina’ of the tongue is the talk, and the inner self wishes and desires and the private parts testify all this or deny it."

Hadith warning against not even coming close to Zina

 "Some persons from Banu Hisham entered the house of Asma' daughter of Umays when AbuBakr also entered (and she was at that time his wife). He (AbuBakr) saw it and disapproved of it and he made a mention of that to Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him)and said: I did not see but good only (in my wife). Thereupon Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him)said: Verily Allah has made her immune from all this. Then Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him)stood on the pulpit and said: After this day no man should enter the house of another person in his absence, but only when he is accompanied by one person or two persons."(Sahih Al-Bukhari Book 25, Hadith # 5403)

 Abd-Allaah ibn Masood (may Allah be pleased with him) said:I asked the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), Which sin is worst in the sight of Allah? He (peace and blessings be upon him)said, “To make any rival to Allah, when He has created you”. I asked, Then what? He (peace and blessings be upon him)said, “To kill your child for fear that he will eat with you”. I asked, Then what? He (peace and blessings be upon him)said, “To commit zinaa with the wife of your neighbour”. (Reported in Sahih Al-Bukhaari, Hadith #492 and In Sahih Muslim, Hadith #90).

 "Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him)explained: “If one of you were to be stabbed in the head with a piece of iron it would be better for him than if he were to touch a woman whom it is not permissible for him to touch”. (Reported by al-Tabaraani; see also Saheeh al-Jaami, 5045).

 This refers to the punishment for touching, so how about worse deeds, such as embracing and kissing, and even worse kinds of illicit activity?


 Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him)said, "Whenever a man is alone with a woman the Devil makes a third." (Al-Tirmidhi 3118, Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab, Tirmidhi transmitted it as authentic)

Note: So we should always try not to be alone with a woman who is not mahram to us and not even go close to Zina.

 Repentance from Zina


 Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him)said: “There is no major sin if one asks for forgiveness, and there is no minor sin if one persists in repeating it”.

 So if one wants to repent from having made the great sin of Zina he should remember these 4 things.

 1) Do not despair, for Allah the Most Exalted and Glorified said in the Quran "Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful." [Surah 39, Verse 53]

 2) Let your repentance be truly from your heart, and stay away from all sources of temptations. Also, perform many good deeds, as good deeds abrogate the bad ones.

 3) If you repent to Allah, you are no longer described as a fornicator (zaani). Therefore, you can marry a chaste man or woman.

 4) The believer has high hope and aspiration for the best from Allah. He not only asks Allah for making his punishment easy in hellfire, but he also prays to Allah the Almighty to save him from Hell and award him with paradise for his repentance and good deeds. 


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