Punishment for a person who is involved in illicit activities with a married woman

Q: What is the punishment for a person who has done kissing, hugging and sucking a strange woman who is married and inserting his finger in her vagina? Is this a big sin like intercourse?

A: This is a type of zina. A person who is involved in zina then the light of imaan leaves him. Once the light leaves then he is covered in darkness. When he is covered in darkness he cannot distinguish right from wrong. He has exposed himself to total destruction. Imagine you are driving on a steep cliff and suddenly you are covered in total darkness.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)