Asking forgiveness from the person one had forced into zina

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it sufficient if a person asks forgiveness to Allah only for zina, or should he also make amends to the person with whom he committed the act?


A: If one had forced someone in committing zina, then together with asking Allah Ta’ala’s forgiveness, he should also ask the person who he had oppressed and forced them in the sin. However, if both people had committed zina wilfully, then they both should seek Allah Ta’ala’s forgiveness.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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