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Lie about zina to wife.

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If one has commited the grave sin of adultry/zina, can he lie to his wife that he never commited adultry/zina? Would that still be conidered a sin?

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Lie about zina to wife

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If one has committed the abomination of ‘zina’ in one’s past, and one has subsequently turned unto their Lord and sought sincere ‘taubah’ and repentance for their sin…..if at a later date perchance the wife asks him whether he had committed the sin of ‘zina’ in his past and he denies it, he would neither be considered a liar nor would this lie uttered only to put relations right between a couple be considered a sin.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.857 Narrated by Um Kulthum bint Uqba

That she heard Allah's Messenger (saws) saying, "He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar."


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4902 Narrated byUmm Kulthum bint Uqbah al-Umawiyyah

The Prophet (saws) said: “He who forged in order to put things right between two persons did not lie.”


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2357 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He who repents of a sin is like him who has committed no sin."


But if one is a habitual ‘zaani’ (fornicator/adulterer), neither fears Allah nor is ashamed at his abomination nor turns unto his Lord seeking forgiveness….if such a person lies unto his wife only to save himself from an awkward situation and so that he may continue his evil….his lie will be a sin additional to his sin of ‘zina’ in the Sight of Allah Subahnah.


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