Q: I am a 20 year old Muslim female. In my childhood maybe up to 13 years or so, I used to involve in some physical sexual activities with some of my younger and older cousins both males and females ,in the form of a game at that time. This did not extend up to zina (the actual penetration) but touching and kissing each others body parts. Will this make my marriage (I am unmarried) in the future invalid? I want to repent from this but please tell me how to repent from the same? In order for me to repent is it obligatory to ask them also to repent from the same and is it obligatory to ask forgiveness from them. I don’t remember whether at times I have asked them to involve in this act and they reluctantly did or not. Please help me out with this. I really want my marriage to be valid according to Allah.
Make sincere taubah and caution others as well that they should not be engaging in these types of activities, especially those cousins who behaved in this foolish manner. Allah Ta`ala will definitely forgive you.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)