CONVERSATION BETWEEN OUR BELOVED PROPHET (SAW) & A YOUNG MAN ON COMMITTING ZINA (FORNICATION OR ILLEGAL SEX)

Our beloved Muhammad (SAW) has warned us about the negative impact of zina by indicating that whoever commits it, is undoubtedly not a believer (Mumin or Mumina) at the time he or she is committing until he or she repents.
The Prophet (SAW) says: “The fornicator (zaani or zaaniya) does not commit fornication (zina or illegal sex) while he is a believer” (agreed upon by Bukhari and Muslim).

In spite of this ugly and dangerous position of zina or illegal sex a man went to our beloved Prophet (SAW) requesting him to legalise committing it for him. The story of the conversation has been documented by a great scholar of the Sunnah, Imam Ahmad (RH) in his book Musnad. The story goes as:

Amazingly! A young man once came to our Prophet (SAW) and said: “O, Messenger of Allah give me a permission to commit ZINA (fornication)?”­

The Companions (RA) were angry with the way that young man who dared to ask such a thing (very ugly) from the Prophet (SAW), but the Prophet (SAW) did not grow angry and immediately asked him: “Would you like a man to fornicate (commit zina) with your mother?”

The young man replied: “No.”

The Prophet (SAW) said: “Hence other people do not like it for their mothers. Would you like it for your daughter?”

The man said: “No.”

The Prophet (SAW) said: “Hence people do not like it for their daughters….” (Reported by Imam Ahmad).

My dear brothers and sisters, if we want our daughters, sons, mothers and fathers to remain safe and sound without committing zina let us avoid committing it with other people's children and parents.

O Allah, we supplicate to you with your greatest names of "Al-Hayyu and Al-Qayyum" to protect and safeguard our private parts from indulging in this destructive sin of zina,…

By
Isa Ali Pantami

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