Punishment For Incest

What is the punishment in Islam, if a unmarried brother had sex with unmarried sister, who born to one parents?

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Confessing Extramarital Relations

If a man and woman have extra-marital relations and later they get married, how should they repent. Should they confess their crime? Should this matter be reported matter to the authorities

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Sex Before Marriage

I am asking this question on behalf of one of my agnostic friends. My friend believes that having sex before the marriage is not a big issue. She thinks that it is actually healthy to have sex before marriage as it helps you understand the other person not only emotionally but also physically. At the same time, according to her, it does not impact the family system, as we cannot say that in a society where the sex is prevalent has more divorces than the one without it. She thinks that sex is a natural need of human beings and since nowadays marriages are late, there is no harm if a person has sex before marriage. Can you please help me make her understand why it is not good for society, that person and the institution of family to allow sex before marriage? I will be grateful for your answer.

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What is your viewpoint on adult issues, like pornography? Do you recommend any remedy for its addicts?

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Adultery And Repentance

I am a Muslim married man, but have had illicit relations with many women, most of them Muslims. With one particular woman, I had prolonged relations. She became pregnant. Upon discovery, we aborted the child. She wanted to marry me afterwards but I could not as I did not want to hurt my wife and children. Even then she wanted to continue the relationship and we had sexual relation many times afterwards. I have recently broken off relations with her and she is very angry and says that she will never forgive me for toying with her. Allah knows that I only broke off as I wanted to redeem myself, I have stopped all such nonsense but am very worried and do not want to go to Hell. Please guide how can I.

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How To Deal With An Adulterer Spouse

I was reading your article about adultery and found out it is forbidden in Islam to marry an adulterer. Fine. But adultery can only be committed after being married right. If for the sake of discussion some married person commits adultery what should the other partner do as far as Islam is concerned? Should he or she leave the other partner or should he or she make him or her understand that it is wrong? If he or she is required to leave the adulterer partner should it be done through proper divorce according to Islam or nikah would instantly be cancelled?

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Status Of The Marriage Of An Adulterer

If a person who has committed fornication is not convicted by the court can he marry a chaste woman? Is a married adulterer allowed to live with his wife while nobody knows about his crime?

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Teasing A Repentant Sinner

I have a query. I want to know what Islam says about this. If a girl was unchaste when she was young and was also into some sort of zina, not the extreme one, and she did all that she should not have done like partying, dancing, smoking (no alcohol), clubbing, going out with boys, being close with them in some manner, because of fun and ignorance and she did not even offer prayer during that period but then slowly and slowly she started to do it less often. One day something happens in her life. A death happens and just wakes her up. She feels what was happening with her. What was she doing? Why was she doing all that nasty stuff? She feels that as if she was forced to do it. Then she leaves all of that and asks Allah's forgiveness. She becomes a pious lady, leaving all that behind and promising never to do that again.

Is it permissible for any person to say bad things about that girl now? Can they call her that she is a prostitute and all that which she was not? People in her neighborhood and relatives and even her brother teases her and comments her saying that they know what all she did in her past. They are trying to defame her now. They are talking about her character and spreading rumors. Is it right for them to do this, when this girl has left all the bad deeds and has become a nice girl now? She doesn’t even go out. She stays in pardah, offers prayers and seeks forgiveness for all the time. She cries because of all this. Please answer what does Islam say about these people who are torturing her and calling her prostitute? What should be done to them?

One more thing that I want to ask is that why does the girl feel that she was in some kind of trap and that all of a sudden she was set free. And when she sits she can’t even realize that she could do such heinous acts in her past because she had been an innocent girl all her childhood. She could not even think of doing all that what she did. Is that due to some magic affecting her? Is all that is happening in her family is due that magic?

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Is Drinking Haram?

1- The Holy Qur'an tells us to "stay away" from alcohol. No where it says it is "haram". Whey then it is declared haram by the Muslims?

2- No where does the Qur'an command us to "stone" the adulters. The only command that is found in the Book is to flog them with a 100 lashes. Why then the adulterers and adultereresses are stoned to death?
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Punishment Of Rajam And The Qur’an

Dear Mr. Ghamidi,

I am a regular listener of you and watch your programmes regularly. Although regarding your certain points and opinions I am completely opposed and I think they are in completely in contrast to the teachings of the Messenger of God and Holy Quran yet I must appreciate your positive points and I still I think that you are doing a fine job by explaining Islam to a common man in a logical way.
What today alarmed me was that once you said that the extreme punishment of “zina” or adultery in Islam is whipping (or 100 lashes) regardless of the fact that whether the culprits were married or not. Before your statement I was of the knowledge that only the “(munkirīn-e-ḥadīth)” or the deniers of the Ḥadīth hold this extreme view point. I was surprised to listen to your this viewpoint because my understanding is that you are not amongst them because you have sometimes quoted out of Ḥadīth. We all know that the punishment for the adultery is very explicitly mentioned in the most authentic books of ḥadīth that is to say the Muslim and Bukhārī. There are yet very clear incidents narrated in these books which speak of executions for the same very offence by “rajm” or stoning till death.
If you deny the validity of “rajm” it means that these punishments given by the Messenger of God were not justified as we know during the times of pagan Arabs no such punishment was ever given for adultery. Moreover, this punishment is also mentioned in the Old Testament and was sometimes practiced also under the Jewish Law. Mawlānā Mawdūdī has also dedicated a lengthy passage explaining the purpose of this punishment citing historical evidence in Tafhīm-al-Qur’ān. Ibn-i Kathīr and most of other Islamic scholars including the four schools of jurisprudence are of the unanimous opinion that the punishment for this offence is lashes in case of un-married and “rajm” for the married.
Your opinion in this case is incomprehensible in case you uphold the validity of Ḥadīth and Sunnah. However, I may have misread you that you once I say that you are not one amongst those who deny the authenticity of Ḥadīth, because if that is the case I would request to please clarify yourself so that I may be in a position to explain it to other people to whom I quote you extensively. It would be unfortunate for me if you are amongst the “munkirīn-i-ḥadīth” because I don’t consider their opinion at all but here I have on numerous occasions quoted you.
Secondly, by the way if a woman will lead prayers in front of me, I will concentrate more on her body parts rather than the prayers or on God. Perhaps it was for sinful people like me who exist more in the society that women never lead a mixed congregation or prayers.
Shams Zaman
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Repentance After Committing Adultery

I am a 29 year old divorced female. I keep meeting the wrong men, I have met too many and I am hurt. Is there a supplication I can read to help me?

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Watching Vulgar Movies And Songs

Are we allowed to watch Indian songs and English movies in which the performers are often half nude? If yes, how big sin is this? Is it a grave sin or a minor one? How can one prevent indulging in these sins? Though I offer my prayers regularly yet these things attract me very much. I just watch the song. I promise myself not to watch again but fall prey to the snares of Satan again and again. You know devil will not leave us to grave according to Islam.

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Acts Leading To Adultery

I am a happily married woman. I practice Islam. A couple of years while being married I came close to an unrelated friend at work. We did not have sex but our sexual parts somehow touched. I was alarmed and hurried to save my chastity. I have ever since been repentant. What I want to know is whether that act is zina? I repent everyday and I feel nasty and horrible for what I did. I can barely look at my lovely husband without feeling horrible. O Allah forgive me! What can I do?

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Predicament Of A Gay Person

I am a gay person who cannot leave this habit. When I was thirteen a man abused me by force. I was again abused by others and I left the country. Now I am in a foreign country. During the month of Ramadan I keep fasting and offer regular prayer. I see good dream. I see Madinah fly in the air. Please help me what can I do to be forgiven by God. I know I am a very bad person. How can I leave this habit? I really hate myself and want to kill myself. I am the only male child of my parents and if I commit suicide then my sisters and mother will suffer badly. They love me too much. Is there a way to get out? I am not basically a bad person.

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Hiding One’s Sins

I wanted to know how far is an adulterer or fornicator rightfully allowed to draw a veil across his misdeeds? If someone questions him whether he has committed adultery or fornication, for instance, is it permissible for him to lie to hide his sin? If he says that he chooses not to answer that question it is very likely that questioner will automatically understand that there is something wrong.

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ہم جنسی سے متعلق غامدی صاحب کی رائے

میں یہ جاننا چاہتا ہوں کہ اسلام میں ہم جنسی کی کیا حیثیت ہے؟ میری مراد اُن لوگوں سے ہے جو بچپن سے ہی اس مسئلے کا شکار ہو جاتے ہیں۔ کیا یہ مسئلہ قدرتی نہیں ہے؟ میں اس مسئلے کے بارے میں اسلام کا نظریہ جاننا چاہتا ہوں۔ برائے مہربانی تفصیلی وضاحت فرمائیے کہ غامدی صاحب اس بارے میں کیا رائے رکھتے ہیں۔


زنا سے متعلق آیات پر بعض اشکالات

قرآن مجید میں زنا کی سزا سے متعلق آیات کو صحیح طریقے سے نہیں سمجھا گیا۔ میرے نزدیک ان آیات سے جو باتیں واضح ہوتی ہیں ،وہ حسب ذیل ہیں:

  1. سورۂ نساء (4)کی آیت 15 میں آئے ہوئے لفظ 'الفاحشة' سے آپ کے نزدیک حد سے بڑھنا ، زیادتی ، گفتگو میں ادب واحترام کے حدود پھاند جانا اور ہم جنس پرستی مراد ہے۔
  2. ایسی عورتوں کو گھر میں بند کرنے کا حکم ہے تاکہ وہ اپنی اصلاح کر لیں ، مار پیٹ سے روکنے کی وجہ عورت کی بدنامی ہے۔
  3. آیت میں زنا کے پرہیز گار متقی نمازی اشخاص کی شہادت کا ذکر نہیں ۔ اس معاملے میں عورت کی گواہی زیادہ موزوں ہے ، اس لیے کہ اسے گھروں میں رسائی حاصل ہوتی ہے۔
  4. بعض حلقے اس آیت کو منسوخ سمجھتے ہیں،لیکن چار کی شرط برقرار رکھتے ہیں ، یہ ان کی من مانی تاویل ہے اور یہ قرآن کے ایک حصے کو ماننا اور ایک کا انکار کرنا ہے۔
  5. سورۂ نور(24) کی آیت 2 میں مرد اور عورت کا زنا میں ملوث ہونا مذکور ہے، اس لیے اس میں مروجہ شہادت کی بات نہیں کی گئی ، اس لیے کہ رضا مندی سے ہونے والا گناہ اس طرح نمایاں نہیں ہو سکتا۔ اولاد کی خواہش کے تحت شوہر کی رضا مندی سے ہونے والا زنا بھی ایسے ہی خفیہ رہتا ہے۔ وڈیرہ شاہی میں معاشی مجبوریوں کے تحت زنا پر بھی چار کی گواہی کا کوئی امکان نہیں۔ زنا بالجبر کی صورت میں بھی اس طرح کی چارگواہیاں ناممکن ہیں۔ معلوم ہوتا ہے کہ چار کی شرط حکام، جاگیرداروں، پیروں اور مولویوں کی مقرر کردہ ہے تاکہ شرائط پورے نہ ہوں اور الٹا عورت دہری سزا بھگتے، ایک اقرار زنا کی اور دوسری قذف کی۔
  6. کیا عورت کی حالت زار ، مرد کا جسمانی چیک اپ ، مرد کے کپڑوں کا پھٹا ہونا ، عورت اور مرد کے کپڑوں پر مادہ منویہ کا پایا جانا اور اس کا سائنسی تجزیہ ، مرد کی کسی چیز ، مثلاًشناختی کارڈ ، جوتے ، کپڑے ، بال ، پاؤں کے نشان، انگلیوں کے نشان ، عورت کا میڈیکل ٹیسٹ ، نفسیاتی ٹیسٹ اور حمل کی صورت میں ڈی این اے ٹیسٹ ، کیا یہ کافی شہادتیں نہیں ہیں؟
  7. زنا کی ایک سزا یہ ہے کہ وہ مشرکہ یا زانیہ ہی سے شادی کرے گا۔ اس سے معلوم ہوا کہ شادی شدہ کی سزا بھی سو کوڑے ہی ہے۔ اگر مجرم زندہ ہی نہیں رہے گا تو اس کی شادی کا کیا سوال۔مزید یہ کہ نبی کے گھر والوں کو دگنی اور ملازمہ کو آدھی سزا کیسے دی جا سکتی ہے۔
  8. مظلوم عورت پر نئے قانون کی یہ دفعہ ظلم ہے کہ گواہ کے بغیر مقدمہ درج نہ کیا جائے۔
  9. اگر قذف ہوا ہے تو قاذف کو خود سزا مل جانی چاہیے۔ معتوب کو عدالتوں کے چکر لگوانا خلاف انصاف ہے۔
  10. سورۂ نساء (4)کی آیت 16 میں عمل قوم لوط(علیہ السلام )مراد ہے۔

آپ کی ان معروضات کے بارے میں کیا راے ہے؟


حرابہ كے قرآنی قانون كا زنا كے ايك عام مجرم پراطلاق

یک مشہور روایت ہے کہ ایک خاتون آپ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کے پاس آئی اور اس نے زنا کا اعتراف کیا۔ آپ نے فرمایا کہ وضع حمل کے بعد آنا...۔ بعدازاں آپ نے اس کو سنگسار کرایا، اس خاتون کو سنگسار کیوں کیا گیا، اس کو سو کوڑے کیوں نہ لگائے گئے، کیا وہ حرابہ کی مرتکب ہوئی تھی؟