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Zina in its Various Forms

"And come not near to unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily it is a faahishah (a great sin) and an evil way (that leads to Hell unless Allaah forgives)" [Holy Qur'an 17:32]

This page is currently under construction, but for now, here's an excerpt from an encyclopedia of crime... Look at the mockery against the Law of Allah present in the law of man...

The Encyclopedia of American Crime, 2nd edition, Carl Sifakis, vol 1, 2001, Facts on File, Inc.

"adultery: One of the most unenforced laws in the country is that concerning the crime of adultery, which, with certain variations in state laws, may be described as sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than his wife or her husband. In some states adultery is committed only when the married person is the woman.
New York penal law defines the crime as "the sexual intercourse of two persons, either of whom is married to a third person. The offense is deemed a misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary or county jail, for not more than six months or by a fine of not more than two hundred and fifty dollars, or by both." A few states, among them South Dakota, Oklahoma and Vermont, allow for a five-year prison term: in several othhrs, small fines (as low as $10 in Maryland) are the limit of punishment. Such penalties caused Judge Morris Ploscowe to wonder "why legislatures have bothered to include adultery in their penal system if the enjoymentof extramarital intercourse may at most result result in a small fine."
The law is, of course, generally incapable of controlling voluntary sexual behavior. According to Dr. Alfred Kinsey, strict enforcement of sex statutes would result in the jailing of 95 percent of the population."

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  • The Heart's Captivation and Imprisonment by Sin by Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim

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