How to Repent for Zina? ~ Hi readers! Are you looking for an article that explains how to repent for Zina? If your answer is, “Yes,” then you are reading the right article. In this article, I will explain some important things about how to repent for Zina. So, you should read this article to the end!
There are two important points about how to repent for Zina which I will explain here. First: why repent for Zina. Second: the steps of repentance for Zina. In the second discussion, there are six points that I will explain.
Specifically, the discussion on how to repent for Zina in this article is as follows:
- You Must Realize That Zina Is a Big Sin.
- You Must Regret Zina.
- You Must Swear Never to Commit Zina Again.
- You Have to Perform Prayer Repentance.
- You Must Read Istighfar Often.
- You Must Read Salawat Often.
Why Is Repenting for Zina Important?
If a Muslim asks you, “Why is repenting for Zina important?”, Then the answer is because Zina is one of the major sins according to Islam. All sins, especially big sins, must be erased. The way to remove it is to repent. So, specifically, the sins resulting for Zina should be removed by repenting because it will have a very bad effect on both the person who has done it.
Actually, in several articles about Zina that I have written and which I have published on this website, several reasons why Zina is a big sin have been explained. One of them is the Quran below:
وَلا تَقْرَبُوا الزِّنَى إِنَّهُ كَانَ فَاحِشَةً وَسَاءَ سَبِيلاً
And don’t you approach Zina. Truly it is a very abominable bandage and a bad road. (Al-Isra 17:32).
So, simply, I want to say again, that Zina is one of the great sins according to Islam. That is why repenting for Zina is important for those who have done it.
Steps of Repent for Zina
If a Muslim asks you, “What are the steps of repentance for Zina?”, Then the answer is to realize that Zina is a big sin, regret Zina that has been committed, swear never to do Zina, pray Taubat, read Istighfar, and recite Salawat. The total is six steps.
One important thing about the steps to repent for Zina that I want to explain here, that there may be some experts in Islamic law who say that there are some other steps that must be done to repent for Zina. But the point is not to commit Zina again and ask Allah for forgiveness. The six steps of repentance for Zina that I have mentioned and which I will explain are several stages, from the very first stage to the most recommended stage, so that repentance carried out is accepted by Allah.
The explanation of the six steps of repentance for Zina is as follows:
You Must Realize That Zina Is a Big Sin
The first step to repent for Zina is to realize that Zina is a big sin. You have to realize it with logic and heart. What this means is that your logic and your heart must realize that Zina is a big sin that should not be committed because it will have bad consequences for you.
Maybe now you are wondering, “Why is it important to recognize Zina as a big sin?”. If you ask like that, then the answer is because without awareness of it, then you will find it difficult to do the other stages of repentance of Zina. In fact, it is very possible that you will fail to repent for Zina.
You Must Regret Zina
The second step to repent for Zina is to repent for Zina. You have to do it mindfully. You must really regret that. Without it, it is very likely that you will commit Zina again.
Maybe now you are wondering, “Why is regretting Zina important?”. Of course, the answer is because regret is one of the important factors that can prevent someone from doing the same thing. That’s why repenting for Zina is very important in the series of repentance for Zina.
You Must Swear Never to Commit Zina Again
The third step to repent for Zina is to swear never to commit Zina again. An oath is a statement that is spoken sincerely by witnessing to God (Allah) or things that are considered holy. So, if you swear not to commit Zina again, then you are saying it seriously by witnessing to Allah.
One important thing about the oath of abstinence that I want to make clear here is that it doesn’t have to be done in front of a large crowd. So, you just have to do that alone by witnessing Allah. Other people don’t have to know you did it because it would be a disgrace.