Assalamu alaikum warahmathullahi wabarakathuhu..
Sheikh i have committed a big sin (zina) without my intention…actually i went to do body massage 3 days before and it ended up in zina.. But doing zina was not my intention.. I myself dunno how i did..so the next day i prayed 2 rakaath of salahtul tauba and i prayed to allah that i wont do it hereafter again…please tell me some solution so allah (swt) wont punish me..waiting for your response..
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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Zina is a major sin. It incurs the wrath and anger of Allah Ta’ala.
In a country governed by a Shariah law, if an unmarried person is convicted for zina, he will be punished hundred lashes. If he is a married person, he will be stoned to death.
When a person commits zina, the essense of Imaan leaves his heart. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam said
عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال: قال النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم ( لا يزني الزاني حين يزني وهو مؤمن ولا يشرب الخمر حين يشرب وهو مؤمن ولا يسرق حين يسرق وهو مؤمن ولا ينتهب نهبة يرفع الناس إليه فيها أبصارهم حين ينتهبها وهو مؤمن … صحيح البخاري (2/ 875)
Translation: Narrated by Abu Huraira Radhi Allahu Anhu that the Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “When an adulterer commits illegal sexual intercourse, then he is not a believer at the time he is doing it; and when somebody drinks an alcoholic drink, then he is not believer at the time of drinking, and when a thief steals, he is not a believer at the time when he is stealing; and when a robber robs and the people look at him, then he is not a believer at the time of doing it.” Abu Huraira in another narration, narrated the same from the Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam with the exclusion of robbery. (Saheeh al-Bukhari)[i]
You state you went for a massage and it ended up in zina. You state you don’t know how it happened. How didn’t you know that? You know you have a Nafs. You know you have passion and desire which is aggravated by the Shaitan. You can’t expect to touch an electric wire and not get shocked. You took a massage probably by a female. You probably appeased yourself by justifying the massage as a permissible act. That is the trick of the Nafs. The Nafs will take you to the places of sin and justify your actions and then lead you to fulfil itself. You should never have gone for a massage to an immoral place and thought you are not commiting a sin.
It is also a sin to go to immoral places. Such places are the dens of Shaitan. Don’t expect to go there and not commit sin and not get caught in the trap of Nafs. You should regret your sin. Make sincere tawbah and never go to places that will jolt your passion and desires.
Identify a spiritual guide and stay in the company of the pious. Let your heart fill with the love and fear of Allah Ta’ala. Beg Allah Ta’ala to guide you to the straight path, to make you steadfast on Imaan and totally obedient to His commandments.
It will be beneficial for you to listen to the discourse of Qaseeda Burdah Chapter-Two on “How to control our Nafs and Desires” by our beloved teacher Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb Damat barakaatuh from http://tasawwuf.daralmahmood.org/i-tikaaf-2015.html
May Allah Ta’ala guide you and keep you steadfast on Deen. Ameen.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mirza Mahmood Baig
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.