She committed zina and got pregnant from a stranger. What should she do?
Fatwa No: 473260


So I’m asking for a friend. She got into a relationship with someone who is a Mexican, and is Jehovah witness religion whereas she is a Muslim. She got pregnant by him and she isn’t even married to him. She is not aborting the baby, What should she do? She doesn’t wanna go to hell!


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It is forbidden for a Muslim woman to have an emotional relationship with a man who is a stranger to her, whether this man is a Muslim or a disbeliever. Such a relationship is a path to evil, corruption, and the spread of immorality. And the fact that this girl fell into adultery with this man is the best evidence of that, and adultery is a major sin, which the Sharee'ah came to forbid and warn against. Allah The Almighty says (what means): {And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way.} [Quran 17:32]. And the Sharee'ah has set the punishment for the act in this world and the painful punishment in the next life.

It is obligatory for this girl to repent sincerely to Allah The Almighty by giving up the sin, regretting what has passed, and resolving not to return to it in the future. And whoever repents, Allah will accept his repentance, and he will not be held accountable for his sin. Allah The Almighty says (what means): {But indeed, I am the Perpetual Forgiver of whoever repents and believes and does righteousness and then continues in guidance.} [Quran 20:82]. At-Tirmidhi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him reported from Anas ibn Malik  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him that the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said, “Allah, the Exalted, has said: 'O son of adam, I forgive you as long as you pray to Me and hope for My forgiveness, whatever sins you have committed. O son of 'Adam, I do not care if your sins reach the height of the heaven, then you ask for my forgiveness, I would forgive you. O son of 'Adam, if you come to Me with an earth load of sins, and meet Me associating nothing to Me, I would match it with an earthload of forgiveness.

This pregnancy is related to her, not to the adulterer, and has nothing to do with him.

Allah Knows best.

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