Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Fatwa#: 38978
Asked Country: United Arab Emirates

Answered Date: Oct 17,2017

Title: Went to body massage and ended up committing zina


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 nd it ended up in zina.. But doing zina was not my intention.. I myself dunno how i 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..

Jazakallahu khair..


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

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

Jeddah, KSA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i]   صحيح البخاري (2/ 875)

حدثنا سعيد بن عفير قال حدثني الليث حدثنا عقيل عن ابن شهاب عن أبي بكر بن عبد الرحمن 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 ) .

 وعن سعيد وأبي سلمة عن أبي هريرة عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم مثله إلا النهبة قال الفربري وجدت بخط أبي جعفر قال أبو عبد الله تفسيره أن ينزع منه يريد الإيمان


[ ش أخرجه مسلم في الإيمان باب بيان نقص الإيمان بالمعاصي . . رقم 57 . ( حين يزني ) يقدم على الزنا ويباشره . ( وهو مؤمن ) ونور الإيمان في قلبه بل ينزع منه فإذا استمر على الفعل أو استحله زال إيمانه وكفر . ( يرفع الناس إليه فيها أبصارهم ) أي ذات قيمة تستتبع أنظار الناس وتجعلهم يطلبونها . ( الفربري . . ) أحد الرواة عن البخاري . ( أبو جعفر ) هو وراق البخاري أي كاتبه . ( أبو عبد الله ) هو البخاري نفسه ]……



Adultery is a great crime and is a combination of many crimes that is why its punishment in Islam is very severe. Allah Ta’ala says


{الزَّانِيَةُ وَالزَّانِي فَاجْلِدُوا كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْهُمَا مِائَةَ جَلْدَةٍ وَلَا تَأْخُذْكُمْ بِهِمَا رَأْفَةٌ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَلْيَشْهَدْ عَذَابَهُمَا طَائِفَةٌ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ} [النور: 2]

Translation: The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse - lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment. (Surah al-Nur: 2)


The punishment of whipping a hundred times is exclusive to unmarried man and woman. For married persons the punishment is stoning to death. See the following hadeeth

" الرَّجْمَ لِلثَّيِّبِ، وَالجَلْدَ لِلْبِكْرِ " (صحيح البخاري 6/ 42)

Translation: It is prescribed that if the married man and woman commit this crime then they be stoned to death, and the punishment for unmarried culprit is a hundred stripes. (Saheeh al-Bukhari)




Turn to Allah Ta’ala and make sincere tawbah. Cry tears like you have never cried before. Allah Ta’ala loves those who repent and pardons their sins. No matter how severe sin may be, if one sincerely repents to Allah Ta’ala, Allah Ta’ala will surely forgive him. Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Quran:


إن اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ   (سورة الزمر، رقم الآية 53)

Verily Allāh forgives all sins. Undoubtedly, He is the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” (Qurān 39:53)


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