Girls writing letters to boys and Vice-versa

Question 27: Many young girls correspond with boys. In their letters they write things that I would not dare to write or mention. This phenomenon is widespread in this society. Hence, we earnestly hope that you can do us the favor of writing a letter, supported by evidence, about how we should solve this problem. I have told many of them about how serious this matter is, but I cannot do much as I do not have deep knowledge, so I failed to convince them despite my repeated attempts.

Answer: One of the essential aims of Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) is to protect people’s lineage and honor. For this reason, Allaah (Exalted be He) has forbidden Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage) and ordered that it be punished by whipping or stoning... read more here.