Zina Before Marriage ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain one type of Zina. One type of Zina that I mean is Zina before marriage. As Muslims, we must understand that. So, you must read this article to the end!
Specifically, there are four important things about Zina before marriage which I will explain now. The four important things I mean are as follows:
- What Is Zina Before Marriage?
- Quran and Hadith About Zina Before Marriage.
- Punishment for Zina Before Marriage.
- How to Repent for Zina Before Marriage?
What Is Zina Before Marriage?
One important thing we must understand before we discuss anything is its meaning. So, first, we must understand what Zina is before marriage.
In general, we can understand Zina before marriage as a sexual activity carried out by men and women who have never been married. In Islamic legal literacy, Zina before marriage is called الزِّنَا غَيْرُ الْمُحْصَنِ.
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One important thing we must remember, that Zina before marriage is a very big sin. So, we have to avoid that.
Quran and Hadith About Zina Before Marriage
Quran and hadith are primary references for Muslims. In the Quran and hadith, there is an explanation of Zina before marriage. So, before I explain more about it, I will quote the Quran and hadith which are specifically related to our discussion. The goal is that we can understand it well.
Quran on Zina Before Marriage
As for the Quran regarding Zina before marriage, what I mean is as follows:
الزَّانِيَةُ وَالزَّانِي فَاجْلِدُوا كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْهُمَا مِائَةَ جَلْدَةٍ وَلَا تَأْخُذْكُمْ بِهِمَا رَأْفَةٌ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَلْيَشْهَدْ عَذَابَهُمَا طَائِفَةٌ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
The woman who commits Zina and the man who commits Zina, then lash each of them a hundred times, and do not have mercy on them both in carrying out the religion of Allah if you believe in Allah and the Last Day (the Day of Resurrection), and let the punishment for they were both witnessed by some of the believers. (An-Nur 24:2).
Hadith on Zina Before Marriage
As for the hadith about Zina before marriage, what I mean is as follows:
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.
Punishment for Zina Before Marriage
Now I will explain the punishment for Zina before marriage. If we understand the Quran and hadith about Zina before marriage as I explained earlier, then we can conclude that the punishment for Zina before marriage is as follows:
One: lashed a hundred times.
Two: exiled somewhere for a year.
So, now we understand that the punishment for Zina before marriage is of two kinds, as I have explained above.