be to Allaah.
Zina is one of the worst of haraam actions and is one of the
greatest of major sins. Allaah has issued a warning to the mushrikeen, those
who kill unlawfully and those who commit zina of a double punishment on the
Day of Resurrection and an eternity of punishment in which they will be
humiliated because of the gravity of their crime and the abhorrence of their
actions, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And those who invoke not any other ilaah (god) along with
Allaah, nor kill such person as Allaah has forbidden, except for just cause,
nor commit illegal sexual intercourse ___
and whoever does this shall receive the punishment.
69. The torment will be doubled to him on the Day of
Resurrection, and he will abide therein in disgrace;
70. Except those who repent and believe (in Islamic
The one who has fallen into any of these sins has to repent
sincerely to Allaah and follow that with sincere faith and righteous deeds.
Repentance is sincere when the penitent gives up the sin, regrets what he
has done in the past and resolves firmly and sincerely not to go back to it,
out of fear of Allaah and veneration of Him, and in hope of His reward and
for fear of His punishment. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And verily, I am indeed forgiving to him who repents,
believes (in My Oneness, and associates none in worship with Me) and does
righteous good deeds, and then remains constant in doing them (till his
What every Muslim man and woman must do is beware of this grave evil and the things that lead to it, and they must hasten to repent sincerely from anything of that that they have done in the past. Allaah accepts the repentance of those who repent sincerely and forgives them. End quote.
Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn Baaz, 22/397.