• reminders • about • zinaa •

may Allaah save us and protect our chastity


  • The Prophet said, “There is no sin after shirk greater in the sight of Allah than a drop of semen which a man places in the womb which is not lawful for him.” [Al-Bukhaari, Kitabul-Hudood]
  • They [the 2 angels] told me [the Prophet] to proceed on: so we proceeded on and passed by a hole like an oven with a narrow top and wide bottom and the fire was kindling underneath that hole. Whenever the fire-flame went up, the people were lifted up to such an extent that they were about to get out of it, and whenever the fire got quieter, the people went down into it and there were naked men and women in it. I said ‘Who (what) is this?’ They told me to proceed on…

    They explained to him the meaning of what he saw and they told him: “And those whom you saw in the hole (like an oven) were Az-Zunaat (those who committed illegal sexual intercourse)…”  [Al-Bukhaari, The Book Of Funerals] – from a longer hadeeth on punishments of the Hereafter

  • al-Fudyal ibn Iyyad said, “Music is the ruqyaa [incantation] of zinaa
  • In explaining the meaning of the verse concerning Hell, “It has seven gates, for each of those gates is a (special) class (of sinners) assigned.”  [Al-Qur’aan 15:44]; ‘

    Ataa says: “The most severe of these gates in terms of heat, pain, sorrow, and stinking air is the gate for the doers of fornication, who did it (even) after knowing the awfulness of it.”

  • The Prophet said, “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?!

  • A poet of ancient times has said:

    All affairs begin with the sight,
    the raging fire a spark can ignite

    While a contemporary poet declares:

    A look, then a smile,
    then a nod of the head,
    then a talk, then a promise,
    then the warmth of the bed

  • Imam Ahmad said: “I do not know of any sin after murder that is worse than zina.”
  • The Prophet said, “O mankind! Beware of adultery for it entails six dire consequences: three of them relating to this world and three to the next world. As for the three that are related to this world, they are the following: it removes the glow of one’s face, brings poverty, and reduces the life-span. As for its dire consequences in the next world they are: it brings down the wrath of Allah upon the person, subjects him to terrible reckoning, and finally casts him in hell-fire” [Al-Bayhaqi]
  • During his ascension, the Prophet was escorted by Jibreel and shown different types of punishments meted out to those guilty of various major offenses. While recounting the various scenes shown to him, he said,

    Then Jibreel took me and we passed by a group of people with terribly inflated bodies emitting worst foul smells just like that of open sewers; when I enquired who they were, he replied, ‘These are those who commit adultery!’” [Ibn Khuzaymah]

  • narrated in Saheeh al-Bukhaari from ‘Amr ibn Maymoon who said: “During the Jaahiliyyah I saw a monkey which had committed zina, so the other monkeys got together and stoned it, and I stoned it with them.” [al-Manaaqib # 5360]
  • Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

    Allaah ordained punishment for zina that differs from the punishment for other crimes in three ways:

    1 – Execution in the most unpleasant form; when the punishment is reduced, it still combines the physical punishment of flogging with the emotional punishment of banishment.

    2 – He forbade people when carrying out the punishment on the adulterers, to feel pity for them that would prevent them from carrying out the punishment. By His mercy towards them He prescribed this punishment, and He is more merciful to them than you, but His mercy did not prevent Him from ordaining this punishment, so your pity should not prevent you from carrying out His command…

    3 – He enjoined that their punishment be carried out in the presence of some of the believers; it should not be done in isolation where no one can see them. That is more effective in serving the purpose of the punishment, and serves as a deterrent.

    [Al-Jawaab al-Kaafi, p. 144, 115 ]

  • Allaah says in soorat an-Nisaa, when listing the women forbidden to marry:

    Also (forbidden are) women already married…” [5:24]

    The word used here for that type of woman is ‘Muhsanaat’ which literally means ‘fortified’ from the word hisn meaning fort. It’s as if it’s saying the married woman are protected and preserved by marriage.

  • The arabic saying says:

    A look, then a smile, then a greeting,
    then speaking, then an appointment, then a meeting

  • Ibn ‘Abbas radiyallahu ‘Anh narrated: “I have not seen anything resembling Allamam (minor sins) than What Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu ‘Anh narrated from the prophet  who said: “Allah has written for Adam’s son his share of adultery which he commits inevitably. The adultery of the eyes is the sight (to gaze at a forbidden thing), the adultery of the tongue is the talk, and the innerself wishes and desires and the private parts testify all this or deny it.” [saheeh Al.Bukhari, hadeeth 260 vol 8]
  • ‘Iktimah, Sumay’ and Kurayb report that Ibn ‘Abbaas – Allah be pleased with them – said to them:  “Marry, for if the servant of Allah commits fornication Allah snatches the light of imaan from him, and may or may not return it to him.” [Ibn Sa’d in At-Tabaqaat Al-Kubraa 5/287]

One Response to “• reminders • about • zinaa •”

  1. sayyidoon Says:

    The Prophet said, “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].


    Salaam Alaikum

    Other than the punishment of hereafter, this can be also of the worldly punishments; in ways:

    The one with a sound soul would feel the difficulty of transgressing Allaah’s made limits, thus his sould would feel as if its head is stabbed by an iron.


    The one who transgresses this limit would be in parable of the one who is stabbed by an iron in the head as it leads to insanity, so is the condition of the person, whose desires control him, as all his thoughts would be judged by lusts,

    So yes it would be much worse than being stabbed by iron in the head…

    Jazaakumullaahu Kheira

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