Quranic perspective on fornication (Zina) (part 1)

We’re all aware that Allah Almight has condemned us from partaking in certain activities such as gambling, backbiting, stealing, etc. But what He (SWT) has further more condemned is the act of fornication (Zina), which is even more apparent in the Holy Quran. The following is a compilation of several verses in the Qur’an which sheds light on Zina.

#1. If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, Take the evidence of four (Reliable) witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them, or Allah ordain for them some (other) way. (Surah An-Nisa’, 15)

#2. If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both.If they repent and amend, Leave them alone; for Allah is Oft-returning, Most Merciful. (Surah An-Nisa’, 16)

#3. Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess: Thus hath Allah ordained (Prohibitions) against you: Except for these, all others are lawful, provided ye seek (them in marriage) with gifts from your property,- desiring chastity, not lust, seeing that ye derive benefit from them, give them their dowers (at least) as prescribed; but if, after a dower is prescribed, agree Mutually (to vary it), there is no blame on you, and Allah is All-knowing, All-wise. (Surah An-Nisa’, 24)

#4. If any of you have not the means wherewith to wed free believing women, they may wed believing girls from among those whom your right hands possess: And Allah hath full knowledge about your faith.Ye are one from another: Wed them with the leave of their owners, and give them their dowers, according to what is reasonable: They should be chaste, not lustful, nor taking paramours: when they are taken in wedlock, if they fall into shame, their punishment is half that for free women.This (permission) is for those among you who fear sin; but it is better for you that ye practice self-restraint.And Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah An-Nisa’, 25)

#5. This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you.The food of the People of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them.(Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers, but chaste women among the People of the Book, revealed before your time,- when ye give them their due dowers, and desire chastity, not lewdness, nor secret intrigues if any one rejects faith, fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good). (Surah Al-Ma’ida, 5)

#6. Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils). (Surah Al-Isra’, 32)

May Allah protect us from the shaiytan. Amin.

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