Committing Zinaa before Fajr salaah, not performing Janaabah Ghusl, having Suhoor, and observing Sawm

Question: Is it permissible for a person who gets up Junub (person in a state of major ritual impurity) to observe Sawm (Fast) What was reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) in this regard?

Answer: It is permissible for a person to intend Sawm while he is Junub, and he can take Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge) afterwards. It was reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) would sometimes get up at the appointed time of Fajr (Dawn) Prayer while he was Junub and would intend Sawm, and then perform Ghusl... read more here.

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Committing Zinaa before Fajr salaah, not performing Janaabah Ghusl, having Suhoor, and observing Sawm

Question: A young man committed the sin of Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage) two hours before the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer. He could not perform Janaabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge), but he had Suhoor (pre-dawn meal before the Fast) and intended to observe Sawm (Fast). Three hours and a half before the Thuhr (Noon) Prayer, he performed the Janaabah Ghusl. What is the ruling on his Sawm?

Answer: There is no doubt that Zinaa is major act of disobedience and an abominable sin. Allaah (Exalted be He) says: And come not near to unlawful sex. Verily, it is a Faahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits: a great sin), and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allaah forgives him).... read more here.

Establishing the Hadd (punishment) of Zinaa using modern methods

Question 10: A slanderer accuses a Muslim of Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage) and fails to bring four witnesses to it. Then the court proved the guilt by the natural evidence, reports from a chemist and a fingerprint specialist, in addition to the circumstantial evidence. Will the penalty for Qadf (falsely accusing a chaste person of involvement in prohibited sexual relations) be administered to the slanderer? It seems that this issue is a free interpretation of the Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) concerned.

Answer: It is not valid to prove the crime of Zinaa depending on reports from a chemist and a fingerprint specialist, or circumstantial evidence. This, in fact, implies collection and mixing of evidence, creates charges and doubts and cannot stand for evidence… read more here.

A family executing the Hadd (punishment) of Zinaa in a foreign country

Question 3: I would like to know the legal decision on a person who commits a crime that incurs Hadd (ordained punishment for violating Allaah’s Law) such as Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage). It should be noted that the law of the country where we live has a different punishment for this crime and if we, the family of the sinner, execute the Hadd, we will be punished by the government. What will happen if we do not execute the Hadd? Should he repent to Allaah? To what extent will Allaah accept his repentance?

Answer: You are not entitled to execute the punishment; because execution of Hudood (ordained punishments for violating Allaah’s Law) against the fornicator or any criminal, is the responsibility of the ruler or his deputy officers… read more here.

Executing the Hadd (punishment) of Zinaa in a foreign country

Question 2: There is a Muslim man who lives in Ghana which is a Christian country that does not abide by the rulings of Islaam. That man committed Zinaa (adultery). Thus, he deserved Hadd (ordained punishment for violating Allaah’s Law). He asked the Muslims who live there to apply the ruling of Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) to him. However, the government there prohibits ruling according to any law other than Christian laws. What is the ruling on that person? Has he thus expiated his sin or not? He exposed himself to punishment. However, he was denied it.

Answer: If a person commits Zinaa, they should perform sincere Tawbah (repentance to Allaah) and conceal themselves if Allaah conceals them, not ask for the Hadd to be applied to them. It is only a Muslim governor, or his deputies, who can apply Hudood. It is impermissible for the Muslims to undertake this job, as it leads to anarchy and tribulations… read more here.