Fatwa: # 41189
Category: Character, Morals (Akhlaaq)
Country: India
Date: 25th May 2019


I cannot stop committing zina, I repent but go back to this evil, how can I quit this evil?


Assalamwalaikum, I calling you regarding I’m unable to prevent from zinc, I took lots of promises , ask forgiven to Allah but again I’ll repeat it, so how can I stop it ... I’m very upset please safe me .


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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

It is human nature to make mistakes and err.

Allah Ta`ala says in the Qur`an;

{خُلِقَ الْإِنْسَانُ ضَعِيفًا} [النساء: 28]

Translation; “Human being has been created very weak”

(Suratun Nisaa, Verse 28).

Rasulullah ﷺ has said;

كُلُّ بَنِي آدَمَ خَطَّاءٌ، وَخَيْرُ الْخَطَّائِينَ التَّوَّابُونَ

سنن ابن ماجه (2/ 1420)

Translation; “All the children of Adam commit sins, the best of those who sin is the one who repents” (Sunan Ibni Majah. Vol 2. Pg 1420)

In another hadith Rasulullah ﷺ has said;

التَّائِبُ مِنَ الذَّنْبِ، كَمَنْ لَا ذَنْبَ لَهُ

سنن ابن ماجه (2/ 1419)

Translation; “A person who repents from a sin is like one who does not have a sin”.

(Sunan Ibni Majah. Vol 2. Pg 1419)

You state that you cannot abstain from committing zina.

Allah Ta`ala says;

{لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا} [البقرة: 286]

Translation; “Allah does not burden a soul except to what it is able” (Sura Baqara, Verse 286)

You should assess your situation. Why can’t you abstain from this sin. Is it the influence of  bad company or is it due to looking at inappropriate material?

Assess yourself, what is it that jolt you to commit zina?

If you are of a marriageable age and you have the financial means to get married, then you should get married.

Rasulullah ﷺ said;

من استطاع الباءة فليتزوج، فإنه أغض للبصر، وأحصن للفرج، ومن لم يستطع فعليه بالصوم، فإنه له وجاء

صحيح البخاري (3/ 26)

Translation;“Whoever has the ability to get married should get married as it is a means of one lowering his gaze and to safeguarding his chastity. Whoever does not have the ability (to get married) should hold firm to fasting as it is a means to curb his desires” (Saheeh Bukhari. Vol 3. Pg 26).

You should also connect yourself to a spiritual guide and seek his guidance on your specific situations.

You may also listen to the commentary on Qasida Burda by Our Respected and Honourable Ustaad Hadrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb (Hafidhahullah) in order to spiritually uplift yourself.

You may listen to it here.

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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