Islamic Ethics

IN REGARD TO ADULTERY

Islam wants us to be good, urges us to be decent and clean. We are to be true to ourselves and our wives. This applies both to men and women. Married or not, adultery is a grave sin and Islam is strict in its stand against it.

Adultery can lead to a lot of trouble and destruction, It is evil and it is a social disease of the greatest magnitude. It is the biggest cause for divorce and dissolution of families. Liquor comes as a second cause for divorce.

See what Almighty God says:

وَلا تَقرَبوا الزانی انهُ کانَ فاحِشَةً وَساءَ سبیلاً

“AND DON’T COME NIGH TO ADULTERY. SURELY IT IS A SHAMEFUL DEED AND AN EVILL, OPENING THE ROAD (TO OTHER EVILS).”

(AL-Quran XVII-32)

قُل اِنما حَرَّمَ رَبی الفَواحِشَ ما ظَهَرَ مِنها وَمابَطَن وَالاثمَ وَالبغیَ بِغَیرِ الحَقِ

“SAY: VERILY, MY LORD HAS PROHIBITED THE SHAMEFUL DEEDS, BE IT OPEN OR SECRET; SINS AND TRESPASSES AGAINTS THE TRUTH AND REASON.”

(AI-Quran VII-33)

قُل للمومنینَ یَغُضُا مِن اَبصارهِم وَیَحفَظوا فُروجَهُم ذالِکَ اَزکی لَهُم اِن الله خَبیرٌ بِما یَصنَعونَ

وَقُل للمِناتَ یَغضُضنَ مِن اَبصارِهِنَّ وَیَحفَظنَ فُروجَهُنَّ وَلا یُبدینَ زینَتَهُنَ الا ما ظَهَرَ مِنها

“SAY TO THE BELIEVING MEN, THAT THEY SHOULD LOWER THEIR GAZE AND GUARD THEIR MODESTY; THAT WILL MAKE FOR GREATER PURITY FOR THEM, AND GOD IS WELL ACQUAINTED WITH ALL THEY DO.”

AND SAY TO THE BELIEVING WOMEN THAT THEY SHOULD LOWER THEIR GAZE AND GUARD THEIR MODESTY…”

الزانیةُ وَالزانی فَاجلِدُ اکلَّ واحِدٍ

مِنهُما مائةَ جَلدَةٍ

“THE WOMAN AND THE MAN GUILTY OF ADULTERY OR FORNICATION, FLAG EACH OF THEM WITH ONE HUNDRED STRIPES….”

(AL Quran XXIV-2)

Let us see what God’s Messenger says:

“YE FOLLOWERS OF MUHAMMAD! I SWAR BY GOD, THERE IS NOTHING WHICH GOD SO ABHORS AS HIS MALE AND FEMMALE SERVANTS COMMITTING ADULTERY.”

“THE ADULTRY OF THE EYE IS TO LOOK WITH AN EYE OF DESIRE ON THE WIFE OF ANOTHER; AND THE ADULTERY OF THE TONGUE IS TO UTTER WHAT IS FORBIDDEN.”

“EVERY EYE IS AN ADULTERY THAT LOOKS WITH DESIRE ON A WOMAN; AND WHICHEVER WOMAN PERFUMING HERSELF, AND GODS TO AN ASSEMBLY WHERE MEN ARE, WISHING TO AHOW HERSELF TO THEM WITH A LOOK OF LASCIVIOUSNESS, IS AN ADULTERESS.

One of the gravest sins is committing adultery, or fornication, which means committing “contact” Out of married relationship.

We are allowed to enjoy partners only through married life, which is the clean and the near war. Anything short of that is liable to open the doors for numerous problems and crimes. In such situation, a good many people will suffer emotionally and otherwise.

We are even to go many steps further and help prevent such a thing. To clean our minds from special thoughts, to lower our gaze in regard to the other sex, and to mind our own business, will help prevent a future “would be” mishappening.

A Good Muslim Will Remember:

1.      Adultery and fornication are grave acts of sin.

2.      Preventive measures are possible and should be tried sincerely.

3.      Such acts may open the road to numerous problems.

4.      A good many people may suffer as a result. Some for the rest of their lives.

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