Stopping Zina and How to Stop Zina Step by Step? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about stopping Zina and how to stop Zina step by step? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! You are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are some important things about stopping Zina and how to stop Zina step by step which I will explain in this article. Some of the important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Why Should You Stop Zina?
  2. How to Stop Zina Step by Step?

Why Should You Stop Zina?

The first important thing about stopping Zina and how to stop Zina step by step what I will explain now is “why should you stop Zina?”. I want you to understand that because it is one of the important questions about repenting for Zina that must be well understood. In addition, you must understand the urgency of the main discussion in this article: stopping Zina.

As we have understood that “Zina” is an Arabic word. The writing is: الزِّنَا. In Arabic, the word “Zina” has several meanings. Some popular meanings are narrow and up.

Literally, the word “Zina” is having sex without marriage which is legal according to Islam. The point is that there are men and women who are not husband and wife having sex. In general, it is carried out with the vital organs in front.

In Islam, Zina is one of the most heinous sins. That’s why Muslims are strictly prohibited from doing anything that can motivate them to commit Zina. We can find this explanation in the following Quranic verse:

وَلَا تَقْرَبُوا الزِّنٰىٓ اِنَّهٗ كَانَ فَاحِشَةً ۗوَسَاۤءَ سَبِيْلًا

And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way. (Al-Isra [17] :32).

That is one of the reasons why Muslims are strictly prohibited from committing Zina.

Now, if you want to understand why you should stop Zina (this is for those of you who always commit Zina), you must understand the consequences of Zina in Islam. You must understand the fatal consequences if you commit Zina. That’s what I’ll explain in the next few paragraphs.

Consequences of Zina in Islam

There are many consequences of Zina in Islam. Muslims who commit zina will be punished in this world and in the hereafter. That is another reason why Zina is strictly prohibited in Islam.

One of the consequences of Zina is that the faith of the Muslims who commit Zina will decrease. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

إِذَا زَنَى الرَّجُلُ خَرَجَ مِنْهُ الإِيمَانُ كَانَ عَلَيْهِ كَالظُّلَّةِ فَإِذَا انْقَطَعَ رَجَعَ إِلَيْهِ الإِيمَانُ

If a person commits Zina, then his faith decreases (the light of his faith is lost) as if he is being covered by a cloud (above his head). If he is free from Zina, then that faith will return to him.

In Islam, if more and more people commit Zina, then it means that the Day of Judgment is imminent: Zina is one of the signs of the Day of Judgment. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

إِنَّ مِنْ أَشْرَاطِ السَّاعَةِ أَنْ يُرْفَعَ الْعِلْمُ، وَيَثْبُتَ الْجَهْلُ، وَيُشْرَبَ الْخَمْرُ، وَيَظْهَرَ الزِّنَا

Indeed, among the signs of the coming of the Last Day are the knowledge of being lifted up, the amount of ignorance, the drunk of khamr (many people drink khamr), and the openly committed Zina (many people commit Zina openly).

General Consequences of Zina

As one of the major sins, Zina has fatal consequences in this world and in the hereafter. Now I will not explain much about the consequences of Zina in the hereafter because the conclusion is very clear: the person who commits Zina will be severely punished in Hell.

If a Muslim commits Zina before marriage, then he must be lashed a hundred times and exiled to a place (please note: this was Islamic law at the time of Prophet Muhammad and some time after). We can find this explanation in the following verses of the Quran and hadith:

اَلزَّانِيَةُ وَالزَّانِيْ فَاجْلِدُوْا كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِّنْهُمَا مِائَةَ جَلْدَةٍ ۖوَّلَا تَأْخُذْكُمْ بِهِمَا رَأْفَةٌ فِيْ دِيْنِ اللّٰهِ اِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُؤْمِنُوْنَ بِاللّٰهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْاٰخِرِۚ وَلْيَشْهَدْ عَذَابَهُمَا طَاۤىِٕفَةٌ مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ

The [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. (An-Nur 24:2).

وَقَدْ رَوَى الْبُخَارِيُّ مِنْ حَدِيْثِ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ: أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَضَى فِيْمَنْ زَنَى وَلَمْ يُحْصَنْ بِنَفْيِ عَامٍ وَبِإِقَامَةِ الْحَدِّ

Al-Bukhari has narrated a hadith from Abu Hurairah, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa salla had made a legal decision for people who had committed Zina before marriage, by being exiled to a place and punished.

If a Muslim commits Zina after marriage, then, he must be flogged until he dies (please note: this was Islamic law at the time of Prophet Muhammad and some time after). We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

وَعَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : أَتَى رَجُلٌ مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَهُوَ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ فَنَادَاهُ فَقَالَ : يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ، إِنِّي زَنَيْتُ ، فَأَعْرَضَ عَنْهُ ، فَتَنَحَّى تِلْقَاءَ وَجْهِهِ فَقَالَ : يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ، إِنِّي زَنَيْتُ ، فَأَعْرَضَ عَنْهُ ، حَتَّى ثَنَّى ذَلِكَ عَلَيْهِ أَرْبَعَ مَرَّاتٍ ، فَلَمَّا شَهِدَ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ أَرْبَعَ شَهَادَاتٍ دَعَاهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ : أَبِكَ جُنُونٌ ؟ قَالَ : لَا ، قَالَ : فَهَلْ أَحْصَنْتَ ؟ قَالَ : نَعَمْ ، فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : اذْهَبُوا بِهِ فَارْجُمُوهُ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “There was a Muslim who once came to the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam while he was in the mosque. The Muslim then called him, “O Messenger of Allah, indeed I have committed Zina.” He then turned away from the Muslim. He then looked away from the person’s face. The person then said, “O Messenger of Allah, indeed I have committed Zina.” He then turned away from the person. This incident was repeated four times. When that person had testified for himself four times, Allah’s Messenger then called him and asked, “Are you crazy?” The person said, “No”. He then asked, “Are you married?” The person said, “Yes.” Allah’s Messenger sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam then said, “Go with him and lash him.” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Consequences of Zina During Ramadan

I will now explain the consequences of Zina during Ramadan. In general, there are two consequences of Zina during Ramadan:

One: Muslims who commit Zina during Ramadan will receive formal punishment as described in Islamic legal literacy.

Two: the Muslim who commits Zina during Ramadan will lose all his good rewards and he will be cursed by Allah and the angels for one year. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِنَّ أُمَّتِيْ لَمْ يَخِزُّوْا مَا أَقَامُوْا شَهْرَ رَمَضَانَ . قِيْلَ يَا رَسُوْلَ الله وَمَا خَزِيُهُمْ فِي إِضَاعَةِ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ ؟ قَالَ : اِنْتِهَاكُ الْمَحَارِمِ فِيْهِ مِنْ زِنَا فِيْهِ أَوْ شَرِبَ فِيْهِ خَمْرًا لَعَنَهُ اللهُ وَمَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ إِلَى مِثْلِهِ مِنَ الْحَوْلِ فَإِنْ مَاتَ قَبْلَ أَنْ يُدْرِكَهُ رَمَضَانُ لَمْ تَبْقَى لَهُ عِنْدَ اللهِ حَسَنَةٌ يَتَّقِي بِهَا النَّارَ فَاتَّقُوا شَهْرَ رَمَضَانَ فَإِنَّ الْحَسَنَاتِ تُضَاعَفُ فِيْهِ مَا لَا تُضَاعَفُ فِيْمَا سِوَاهُ وَكَذَلِكَ السَّيِّئَاتُ

Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “Indeed, my ummah will not be insulted as long as they establish the month of Ramadan.” The Companions asked: “O Messenger of Allah, what is their form of humiliation in wasting the month of Ramadan?” He replied, “Violations of things that are forbidden in the month of Ramadan, such as zina or drinking khamr. Allah and the angels cursed him until the following year. If he dies before the next month of Ramadan, then he has nothing good with Allah that can save him from Hell. Therefore, be careful of the month of Ramadan, because the reward of good as well as evil will be multiplied.”

How to Stop Zina Step by Step?

2 comments

  1. Please send me dua for protection of zina because everyday i use to committe it and i want to stop it at all.

    1. Hi Ahmad Salisu! Thank you for reading this article.

      I feel I understand how you feel. May Allah always protect us from Zina.

      You can find an explanation of dua for protection of zina (dua for repent for Zina and dua for Zina forgiveness) in the two article links below:

      https://guidelinesislamiclaw.com/dua-for-repentance-of-zina/

      https://guidelinesislamiclaw.com/dua-for-zina-forgiveness/

      I have explained many things about Zina in many articles on this website. I highly recommend you read them all.

      One important thing that we must always remember, that dua is one of the efforts to stop Zina. There are many other things we must do, such as regretting Zina, reading Istighfar, reading Salawat, and so on.

      If you have any other questions, please ask! I am very happy to have a dialogue with you.

      May Allah always protect us from Zina. Amen.

      Greetings,

      Akhmad Syafiuddin

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