The heinous evil of az-Zinaa’

“The Path to the Hell-fire is easy and may Allaah protect us from it, it is to do evil acts such as fornication and intoxicating o­neself.”

Featuring the heinous evil of az-Zinaa’ (the fornication), its causes, results and its prevention. Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Ateeq states, ‘From the greatest thing that will make the servant of Allaah corrupt, whether he is male or female is Zinaa’.’  Allaah says in the Qur’aan, ‘And do not come close to lewdness, that which is apparent from it and that which is hidden’. This is a proof that all acts connected to Zinaa’ are Haraam. It corrupts entire societies.

The Evil Effects
‘From the corruption of Zinaa’ is the increase in divorce and decrease in marriage.’
‘Rape is increased in society.’
‘An increase in diseases that result in death.’

‘The great amount of orphans and children born out of wedlock. This also leads to an increase in crime due to the lack of love and care of parents during youth, as he grows he becomes nurtured o­n other than love and a lot of the time becomes a person of crime in order to avenge that society.’

‘Zinaa’ is not a relationship of muhabbah (passionate love) or emotion. It doesn’t provide the strong ties of Marriage or bring forth the happiness of parenting.’

Women and Free Mixing

Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim said, ‘And there is no doubt that to let the Women mix with the men is the asl (foundation) of every evil and it is from the greatest reason for Allaah sending punishment upon the people and likewise it is from free mixing that Zinaa’ becomes manifest.’

‘The whole of the Women is ‘Awrah, when she leaves the home, the Shaytaan beatifies her. It is essential that the woman does not leave her home except for a pressing need.’ Allaah says,

“And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance….” [Soorautl-Ahzab, 33:33]

And “O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or o­ne eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is ever Oft­ Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Sooratul-Ahzab, 33:59]

It is important to understand that the voice of the Women affects the hearts of men since it is soft by nature.
The Evil of Music and Intoxicants and their connection to Zinaa.’
‘It is also important that a person stays away from Music, it has a greater effect o­n the woman than the man. Music is accompanied with singing and instruments and dancing and it is from the great calls to Zinaa’, Fudayl Ibn Iyyad said ‘The music is the ruqyah (incantation) of Zinaa’.’
‘Lower your gaze for it is an arrow from the arrows of Shaytaan. The first look is overlooked since it is unintentional, so Allaah had mercy upon us and forgave us for that and as for the second, the male and the female believer are both taken to account for that.’
‘The intoxicants are from the mother of all evils and it leads to Zinaa’ and killing, rather a person will fall into every type of lowly act.’
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Graduate from Rutgers Newark. Journalist, photographer and videographer.

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