Today i was watching a YouTube video and in there, it is saying that zina is greater sin than murder. Is it true in Islam?
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Would it be possible to link to the YouTube video?– Rebecca J. StonesJun 4, 2017 at 0:30
This is the video. Please see 4:41 minutes– Jaowat RaihanJun 4, 2017 at 4:00
Zina is a great sin which is so great that it has been mentioned in the Qu'ran along with Shirk and Murder.
Allah says in the Qu'ran:
وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَدْعُونَ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا آخَرَ وَلَا يَقْتُلُونَ النَّفْسَ الَّتِي حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ وَلَا يَزْنُونَ ۚ وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ يَلْقَ أَثَامًا
“And those who invoke not any other ilaah (god) along with Allaah, nor kill such person as Allaah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse”
Al-Safaareeni (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
Zina is the most serious of major sins after shirk and murder.
Ghidha’ al-Albaab, 2/305
‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood said:
“I asked the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), ‘Which sin is worst in the sight of Allaah?’ He said, ‘To make any rival to Allaah, when He has created you.’ I asked, ‘Then what?’ He said, ‘To kill your child for fear that he will eat with you.’ I asked, ‘Then what?’ He said, ‘To commit zinaa with the wife of your neighbour.’”
(Reported by al-Bukhaari, 8/492; Muslim, 1/90).
As you can see in these verse and hadith, Zina is a sin which comes after Murder.
Allah says in the Qu'ran:
وَمَنْ يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَاؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا
“And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein; and the Wrath and the Curse of Allaah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him”
وَلَا تَقْرَبُوا الزِّنَا ۖ إِنَّهُ كَانَ فَاحِشَةً وَسَاءَ سَبِيلًا
“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”
It clearly states that one is doomed to Hell forever if one kills, but Zina is not that harsh than murder.
The Prophet Muhammad said:
" لَنْ يَزَالَ الْمُؤْمِنُ فِي فُسْحَةٍ مِنْ دِينِهِ، مَا لَمْ يُصِبْ دَمًا حَرَامًا"
“A man will continue to be sound in his religion so long as he does not shed blood which it is forbidden to shed.”
Narrated in Bukhari 6862
This means he is a disbelieving if he kills innocently. However, with Zina, the Prophet said that one is a disbeliever whilst commiting Zina:
Al-Bukhaari narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:
“No adulterer is a believer at the time when he is committing adultery; no thief is a believer at the time when he is stealing; no drinker of wine is a believer at the time when he is drinking it.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5578) and Muslim (57)
To summarise, Murder is a bigger Sin than Zina but Zina is still one of the worst sins.
And Allah knows best.
The hadith you mentioned without a reference is in Sahih al-Bukhari » Book of Blood Money (Ad-Diyat) » Hadith 6862. Jun 3, 2017 at 12:39
Could you add some information about why for instance zina might be punished to death according to the majoirty while murder might not be punished to death. If murder was greater than zina, then it would be the way around.– KiliseJun 3, 2017 at 16:25
The punishment for murder in the hereafter would be greater than the punishment of zina in the hereafter. Jun 3, 2017 at 17:28
Do you have references about that?– KiliseJun 3, 2017 at 18:33
al-islam.org/… and al-islam.org/… Jun 3, 2017 at 19:12