Hadrath Umar(رضي الله عنه)narates that Rasool(saw)said"When a man is alone with a woman then Shaytaan is the third person"(Tirmizi).An unlawful sexual intercourse by a married person is called ADULTERY.Sexual intercourse by an unmarried person is called FORNICATION,Islam has one term for both these words :ZINA
One of the most common evils of todays society and also the most hated by ALLAH TA'ALA is ZINA.
The evil act of adultery/fornication is punishable in this world and the hereafter.We r living in a society were temptataions dominate everywhere.For a man/woman to commit adultery is sinful.A man will say his wife is not as apealing to him anymore after a couple of kids came along.The woman on the other hand will say the husband works too hard to support them,thus leaving no time for her.But marriage is all about give and take.When two people commit to one another is for keeps.There's of factors that lead to ZINA.The worst is when it happens between best friends spouses or family spouses.Somehow people have taken it upon themselves that its open season anytime to have what is forbidden to them.
It is in this instance that we must follow the laws of 'اللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى.This sin is so hateful to our Rabb that HE has commanded us not to go near it.Lowering our gaze does not mean we must walk with our eyes on the ground.Instead it means that if u see a man/woman in indecent dress @ any time then turn away.that second look is the start of all kinds of trouble.لنَّبِي مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم has said"Avoid adultery for it has 6 effects :3 are experienced in this world and 3 in the hereafter.The 3 in this world are;
1)NOOR vanishes from the faces of adulteres,2)It brings poverty and Famine;3)Lifespan is reduced.::::::3 experienced in the hereafter;
1)Allah subjects the adulteres to his anger;2)they will be subjected to strict reckoning;3)they will be cast to hell.
So next time our NAFS and SHAYTAAN asks us to commit ZINA,which will only satisfy us for a little while,think of ALLAH's anger that will pour on us for all time and continue in JAHANNUM as well .O mislims have true TAQWA and protect your private parts,and ALlAH will reward you.And besideلنَّبِي مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم has guarenteed u JANNAH for it