Making zina with one’s sister in-law

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What will be the effect on the Nikah if a man has a relationships whith his brother’s wife in his brothers absence and what should they do to be forgiven by Almighty Allah.


A: Though one’s nikaah will not break, however, this is a major sin. If one is involved in such a grave sin, then one should immediately end the haraam relationship and sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for committing such a sin. Similarly, one should make a firm resolve never to commit the sin again. Strict purda should be adopted with the sister in-law and all other non-mahram females.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)