Zina in Islam: The Fatal Addiction
Zina in Islam, or Adultery in Islam is one of the most hated acts in Islam and even in other monotheistic religions like Islam and Christianity, the Zina is considered as the heinous sin. Be it the bible, or the Qur’an, Zina has a punishment mentioned in every heavenly scripture.
Man and Woman are one of the best creations of ALLAH on this planet. Be it man or a woman, everybody has some sort of features that makes them look beautiful. Some have beautiful looks, while some walk in an attractive fashion. Some have long, silky, and beautiful hairs, while some have strong Muscular attractive physique. Some have high intellect, while some have attractive voice. Every Human being in themselves is unique.
There is always a natural attraction towards each other among Man and Woman. Man gets sexually inclined towards Woman, and vice versa. However, it is Islam that makes us understand what ALLAH Likes, and what He doesn’t. When people walks on the path of Islam and carry out the commandments of ALLAH, their natural inclination towards the opposite gender vanishes away. They only have love for their wives or Husbands that are legal for them. The inclination and infatuation among the opposite genders are normal. However, this could be controlled only by walking on the path of Islam, and the path told by Rasul ALLAH (S.A.W.).
When one walks away from the path of ALLAH (S.W.T.) and moves on his own will, he becomes a puppet for the Satan, and the Satan then gets command over him. The Humans when leaves the path of ALLAH and moves on the path of Satan, they commit sin. Out of all the Sins, one sin that comes under Gunah Azeem is the sin of Zina (Fornication).
WHY ZINA IN ISLAM A SIN AND A FATAL ADDICTION?
As said already, Zina is Islam, or Adultery in Islam is a fatal addiction. Just as the individual when smokes for the first time, or consumes the alcohol for the first time, the heart (nafs) of the very individual will command him to drink for the second time. Then, the heart will command him to consume more alcohol and more tobacco. In this way, the indivdual gets addicted to the things that does not cause any benefit to them. Rather, the same addiction which they used to like harms them, and the same applies to Zina.
When an Individual commits Zina for the first time, his heart would be more eager to commit it for the second time. After committing the second time, if the person somehow realizes his mistakes, repents to ALLAH, and stops, then the further damage would be stopped. However, if the person does not stop and continues to follow his heart’s desire to commit Zina, a stage comes when the person gets addicted to it, and the addiction soon gets so fatal that it becomes almost impossible to live. The person’s will continuously commit sin of Zina and his Nama e Amal would keep on updating with sins. Just as the person addicted to alcohol demands more alcohol of different brands, the same applies to Zina.
Thus, Zina in Islam, or adultery in Islam is a heinous sin that makes an individual addicted to it and proves fatal to both the spiritual life and the worldly life.
Mention of Zina in Quran
Being one of the most hated acts by ALLAH (S.W.T.), Zina in Islam, or adultery in Islam comes under the category of the Grave sins (Gunah Kabira) that only vanishes when a person repents wholeheartedly with guilty to ALLAH (S.W.T.).
This is the reason that ALLAH (S.W.T.) has mentioned about this sin in the Quran at most of the places. The Quran has banned Zina. Thus, if the Quran has banned at first place, then this means that Zina in Islam is a sin and is completely not allowed. Making relations is only allowed with the individual who are our spouses. If an individual goes beyond this, then it would be called as Transgression, and for the transgression, the person has to bear the punishment. The Punishment for the Zina is death for the married couples, and for the unmarried couples, the punishment for Zina is 100 Lashes.
What about the persons committing Zina in Non-Islamic Countries?
As there is punishment for every Sin, until that sin ALLAH pardons or completely ignores, the individual committing Zina would not go unpunished. If a person thinks he will get saved in a non-Islamic country from the punishment, then ALLAH (S.W.T.) would not let him go unpunished. The individual will bear the painful torment in this life as well in the form of severe trials, hardships, diseases, and other problems. According to a Hadith by Rasul ALLAH (S.A.W.), Zina is a kind of a Debt. When an individual commits Zina and is unable to pay the Debt, it will recieved from his family members.
This is how the law of Nature created by ALLAH (S.W.T.) works.
Zina in Islam as mentioned in the verses of the Quran
وَٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَدۡعُونَ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا ءَاخَرَ وَلَا يَقۡتُلُونَ ٱلنَّفۡسَ ٱلَّتِي حَرَّمَ ٱللَّهُ إِلَّا بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَلَا يَزۡنُونَۚ وَمَن يَفۡعَلۡ ذَٰلِكَ يَلۡقَ أَثَامٗا
And those who do not invoke with Allah another deity or kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed], except by right, and do not commit unlawful sexual intercourse. And whoever should do that will meet a penalty.
ٱلزَّانِيَةُ وَٱلزَّانِي فَٱجۡلِدُواْ كُلَّ وَٰحِدٖ مِّنۡهُمَا مِاْئَةَ جَلۡدَةٖۖ وَلَا تَأۡخُذۡكُم بِهِمَا رَأۡفَةٞ فِي دِينِ ٱللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمۡ تُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلۡيَوۡمِ ٱلۡأٓخِرِۖ وَلۡيَشۡهَدۡ عَذَابَهُمَا طَآئِفَةٞ مِّنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَThe [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse – lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.
FATAL CONSEQUENCES OF ZINA IN OUR LIFE
Zina, not only destroys our worldly life, but it also destroys our spiritual life. ALLAH does not like a person who commits Zina, and thus the Adulterer no longer receives the help from ALLAH’s end until the adulterer repents to ALLAH and promises to never indulge in adultery again.
The Adulterer no longer feels Ruhaniyat (Spirituality) in his heart and starts neglecting the Prayers. There is no happiness in his heart and all the great texture of the person’s life vanishes away.
The relationships of the adulterer effects as well. The person no longer enjoys sexual relationships with the spouse resulting in the fights and divorces. The person also suffers from severe mental illnesses including depression. The Physical body of the person also weakens.
Zina has such high fatal consequences on our lives that if one goes to the core reality of this sin, the person will always cry in prostration.
As Muslims, we must return to the path of ALLAH and leave all the evil ways that are of Satan, the staunch enemy of the mankind.
Zina has become a common act nowadays, and the so-called Muslims nowadays don’t even consider it as a sin sadly. Nowadays, people don’t consider Zina as a sin. Although in Islamic countries where Shariah Law is applied, the Muslims are saved from this heinous sin. However, in many non-Islamic countries, and some Islamic Democratic countries, people openly go to the dance bars, and brothels and commit this heinous crime. People are in Haram relationships with their partners and do Zina without even thinking about the Aakhirah.
This is the place where we need to get educated. Zina is a sin that is fatal to both the spirituality as well as to the worldly life. When the spirituality affects, our worldly life also gets affected. Thus, before this Zina destroy us, we must ask ALLAH to give us the knowledge of Deen and give us the Ruhaniyat (Spirituality). ALLAH (S.W.T.) is the one who gives Hidayah (Guidance). It is not in our hand, and thus we always should repent to ALLAH (S.W.T.) for our sins and ask for His guidance on the path of Islam and for everything.
May ALLAH (S.W.T.) guide us to the straight path and make us die on the path of Islam!
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