What is Zina? What are the steps leading to Zina?
Technically, Zina refers to sexual intercourse. However, the steps leading to Zina have also been called Zina in a hadeeth. So, these steps like looking, touching, communicating and so on are haram, and should be avoided.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“Allah has written the very portion of Zina which a person will indulge in. There will be no escape from it. The Zina of the eyes is the (lustful) look. The Zina of the ears is listening (to voluptuous songs or talk). The Zina of the hand is the (lustful) grip. The Zina of the feet is walking (to the place where a person intends to commit Zina). The heart yearns and desires, and the private parts approve or disapprove it.”
 (Sahih Muslim, 2658)< Back to Questions
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