The Nikah Has Many Benefits And Is A Protection From Fornication – Shaykh Saalih al- Fawzaan(By Salaf-us-salih)

The Nikah is from the ways of
Allah with regard to his creation,
between the children of Adam,
male and female.
With it there are great benefits,
from them: chastity of the two
spouses, one to the other; to fulfill
what is required from the
husband towards his wife; the
husband taking care of his wife;
and protecting her. From it is also
the fulfilling of the desires of both
sexes and from it is having
children. There are many benefits
from Nikah…
The most important thing is that it
keeps you chaste from adultery,
from fornication and the loss of
lineage, and from the corruption
of moral uprightness. There is the
protection of one’s health.
As for adultery and fornication
then their end place is in
epidemics and in lethal illnesses,
as is well-known.
ﻭﻟﺎ ﺗﻘﺮﺑﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﺰﻧﺎ ﺇﻧﻪ ﻛﺎﻥ ﻓﺎﺣﺸﺔ ﻭﺳﺎﺀ ﺳﺒﻴﻠﺎ
And come not near to unlawful
sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a
Fahishah [i.e. anything that
transgresses its limits (a great
sin)], and an evil way (that leads
one to Hell unless Allah forgives
[Surah Al-‘Isrā’:32] With it there is the loss of lineage,
the spread of illnesses, the loss of
modesty and chastity. With it
there are great harms; fornication,
we seek refuge with Allah, what
an evil way. The harms of
fornication are not limited.
With Nikah, there is a protection
from fornication and from its
harms, and all praises are due to
Allah. Nikah produces offspring.
As for fornication then it is a loss.
The offspring from fornication
have no father and no lineage,
and we seek refuge with Allah.
Lost… This is from the
disadvantages of fornication.
He (Allah) didn’t say don’t
fornicate, he said don’t come
close to it, ‘don’t come near to it’,
i.e. stay away from the means
that lead to fornication. Such as:
looking, the seclusion with a man,
the traveling of the woman by
herself, her showing off her
beauty. These are means that
lead to falling into fornication.
Allah has not allowed them, he
has prohibited them.
If there is leniency in these means
then fornication will take place. If
there is leniency in these means
then fornication will take place,
because the desires are present.
Desires are present between men
and women. If they sat together
and mixed then fornication is
close. Shaytaan is present, if a
man secluded himself with a
woman, then shaytaan is the third
one amongst them.
They say you have bad thoughts
and that you are pessimists. We
are not pessimists, this is the
reality. This is the reality and if
these means that Allah has
prohibited are violated, then
fornication will occur, no doubt.
Even the righteous man, the
religious one, there is a danger
upon him from the woman.
Especially if she was beautiful
and he secluded himself with her
or traveled with her or she joined
him at work. Or if she sat with him
in the classroom, or in an exam,
or in meetings. Or if she sat with
him on the television, or on the
radio, as his colleague, i.e. a
presenter next to him, and she is
beautified and he is a youth. Far
is Allah from all imperfections. Do
you bring petrol next to fire?
Petrol is by itself and the fire is by
itself. You bring her next to him!
This is like that; no it is worse
than petrol and fire.
Desires… we seek refuge with
Allah, desires are strong. So for
this reason Allah (the Exalted,
Most High), has placed barriers
that prevent falling in to
fornication. If they are preserved,
fornication is lessened or cut-off.
If they are lost, then fornication
will occur without a doubt. No
matter what, even if they are
religious or modest, the children
of Adam are not saved from
fornication except by the means
that prevent it.

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