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Zina of the other limbs of the body

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What is the explanation of the following words of the Hadith Sharif mentioned below

أَدْرَكَ ذَلِكَ لاَ مَحَالَةَ

حَدَّثَنَا الْحُمَيْدِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنِ ابْنِ طَاوُسٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ لَمْ أَرَ شَيْئًا أَشْبَهَ بِاللَّمَمِ مِنْ قَوْلِ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ‏.‏ حَدَّثَنِي مَحْمُودٌ أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ عَنِ ابْنِ طَاوُسٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ مَا رَأَيْتُ شَيْئًا أَشْبَهَ بِاللَّمَمِ مِمَّا قَالَ أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم: “‏إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَتَبَ عَلَى ابْنِ آدَمَ حَظَّهُ مِنَ الزِّنَا، أَدْرَكَ ذَلِكَ لاَ مَحَالَةَ، فَزِنَا الْعَيْنِ النَّظَرُ، وَزِنَا اللِّسَانِ الْمَنْطِقُ، وَالنَّفْسُ تَمَنَّى وَتَشْتَهِي، وَالْفَرْجُ يُصَدِّقُ ذَلِكَ كُلَّهُ وَيُكَذِّبُهُ”‏‏‏


This is a Hadith from Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6243.


Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) mentions I did not see anything resembling minor sins better than what Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) who said:

‘Verily Allah has written for every person his portion of zina [which is lesser than the actual act of fornication], These deeds are indeed unavoidable, [These deeds are] the zina of the eye is the looking [at haram], and the zina of the tongue is the speaking [to someone with whom it is haram], and the heart wishes and longs [to commit the ultimate haram of zina]. Thereafter the private part turns all that into reality or refrains from it.’

The part you are questioning means that deeds which are written in taqdir are unavoidable.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6612)

Note: One should definitely make an effort to avoid all sin.

After such an effort, if one does fall into sin, one is still required to seek forgiveness for that sin.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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