Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 37668
Asked Country: Indonesia

Answered Date: Feb 09,2017

Title: I have committed zina with my sister in law


Assalamu alaikum, I'm very ashamed to say that I have committed zina with my own sister in law I.e Bhabhi. Due to my brother's suspicious habit makes us to commit zina. After few times I realizes it is a big sin. I have lost everything in my life, the willpower, the appearance, the respect among others everything I have lost. Nobody knows the fact despite Allah subhanatallah snatched everything from me. Now we realize our mistake and stop talking to each other from the past 10 months. During these time I have ask forgiveness to my Almighty, I know my sin is not forgettable. Now my family looking a bride for me and found one alliance who is 5 times better. In terms of look wise, wealthiness etc., they accepted our proposal but my heart is not letting to cheat the bride. I can't say the truth because my family will die or they kill me. Please tell me what should I do now? I am not living happily nor I can die peacefully. Jazakallah.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Imaan is the strongest support for a believer. It is the barakah of your Imaan that you resent the wrongs you have committed and wish to reform. That is a sign of your Imaan, Allah consciousness of accountability in the court of Allah Taala. Turn to Allah. Make tawbah and never repeat the sin again.

We advise that you get married with the girl in reference and move on with life. Let the bygone be bygone and start a new chapter in life. It would be ideal not to disclose your past activities with your wife to be. Constantly make tawbah and avoid any contact with your sister in law.

We make dua Allah Taala grant you a happy and peaceful married life. Ameen.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.





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