Am I responsible for a girl I used to chat to becoming an Atheist

Q: I met a reverted Muslim girl and we planned for the marriage, than through online chat we got very close since we were to get married and shared some explicit pictures. Suddenly in her family her father died  from cancer and in few days her sister was also diagnosed from cancer. Now that girl become atheist. She now saying she don't believe in Allah and started living with a man now as a couple without marrying. I wanted to know whether I am also held responsible for turning her into an atheist by chatting explicitly and making her Imaan weak? Am I  responsible for making her Imaan weak? Am I answerable for her losing her believe in Allah? please answer to me as it has taken my peace of mind.

A: Repent to Allah Ta'ala for the sins that you had committed with her. However you will not be held responsible for her becoming an atheist. Allah Ta'aala says in the Holy Qur'aan, "No bearer will bear the burden (sin) of another person."

 مَّنِ اهْتَدَىٰ فَإِنَّمَا يَهْتَدِي لِنَفْسِهِ وَمَن ضَلَّ فَإِنَّمَا يَضِلُّ عَلَيْهَا وَلَا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَىٰ وَمَا كُنَّا مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّىٰ نَبْعَثَ رَسُولًا ﴿الإسراء: ١٥﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)