Zina and alcohol

Q: Zina and alcohol which is the most biggest gunnah?


A: When both gunaahs are extremely serious and grave and both have the potential to cause one to go to Jahannum, then the sensible thing for one to do is to refrain from these heinous crimes rather than being concerned of which one is more serious. This is like asking which is worse; hard stool or diarrhoea.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وَلَا تَقْرَبُوا الزِّنَىٰ إِنَّهُ كَانَ فَاحِشَةً وَسَاءَ سَبِيلًا ﴿الإسراء: ٣٢﴾

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ وَالْأَنصَابُ وَالْأَزْلَامُ رِجْسٌ مِّنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ ﴿المائدة: ٩٠﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)