What Is Zina of Eyes? ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will explain one type of adultery that is often asked by Muslims. One type of adultery I mean is Zina of Eyes. This is a type of sin that is often committed and also often misunderstood. That’s why I wrote this article. There are also some things that I will explain are as follows;
- What is Zina of Eyes?
- Two verses of the Quran About Zina of Eyes.
- Hadith About Zina of Eyes.
- Consequences of Zina of Eyes.
- How to Repent for Zina of Eyes?
I hope that all of you will understand the important things about Zina of Eyes after reading this article.
What is Zina of Eyes?
In general, what is meant by Zina of Eyes is seeing something that is prohibited by Islam, such as seeing something that can cause enmity, seeing something that can cause damage, seeing something that can arouse libido, and so on. So, the standard of Zina of Eyes is seeing something that has been prohibited by Islam.
Actually, what is the problem with Zina of Eyes is the damage caused by seeing the things that have been prohibited. For example, Muslim men are strictly prohibited from seeing women who are not their Mahram without things that can be justified by Islam, such as teaching, good social activities, etc., and if male Muslims see them, it will happen. very exhausted deed.
If a male Muslim sees a woman who is not his Mahram with a good purpose, such as teaching her, then that is not considered Zina of Eyes. We can find this explanation in the hadith below;
عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا : أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَقِيَ رَكْبًا بِالرَّوْحَاءِ فَقَالَ : مَنْ الْقَوْمُ ؟ قَالُوْا : الْمُسْلِمُوْنَ . فَقَالُوْا : مَنْ أَنْتَ ؟ قَالَ : رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ . فَرَفَعَتْ إِلَيْهِ اِمْرَأَةٌ صَبِيًّا فَقَالَتْ : أَلِهَذَا حَجٌّ ؟ قَالَ : نَعَمْ وَلَكِ أَجْرٌ . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu anhuma, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had met a group of people who were riding in vehicles in ar-Rauha’. He then asked, “Who are these people?” They answered, “The Muslims.” They then asked, “Who are you?” He replied, “Allah’s Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.” Then there was a woman who raised a child and asked, “Can this child do Hajj?” He replied, “Yes and you get the reward.” The hadith is narrated by Muslim.
In the above hadith it is explained that the Prophet Muhammad spoke to a woman who was not his Mahram with a very good purpose; answered the woman’s question about the legality of Hajj for young children. Of course, at that time, in the context of question and answer, we can imagine that he saw this woman.
Zina of Eyes is strictly prohibited in Islam based on the verses of the Quran and hadith which I will explain in the next discussion.
Two Verses of the Quran About Zina of Eyes
The two verses of the Quran regarding the prohibition of Zina of Eyes are as follows;
قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ
Say men who believe; “Let them hold their gaze and guard their vital organs”, such is purer for them. Allah knows best what they are doing. (An-Nur: 30).
وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا ۖ وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِهِنَّ ۖ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ آبَائِهِنَّ أَوْ آبَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَائِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ إِخْوَانِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنِي إِخْوَانِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنِي أَخَوَاتِهِنَّ أَوْ نِسَائِهِنَّ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُنَّ أَوِ التَّابِعِينَ غَيْرِ أُولِي الْإِرْبَةِ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ أَوِ الطِّفْلِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يَظْهَرُوا عَلَىٰ عَوْرَاتِ النِّسَاءِ ۖ وَلَا يَضْرِبْنَ بِأَرْجُلِهِنَّ لِيُعْلَمَ مَا يُخْفِينَ مِن زِينَتِهِنَّ ۚ وَتُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا أَيُّهَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
Say it to women who believe; “Let them hold their gaze, guard their vital organs, and they should not show their jewelery except for the plain. They are to cover the veil over their breasts, and they must not show their jewelry except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their sons-in-law, or their sons, or their husbands’ sons, or their brothers. , or the sons of their brothers, or the sons of their sisters, or Muslim women, or the slaves they have, or male servants who have no desire (towards women), or children who do not understand the genitals of women. And do not strike their feet so that it is known the jewels they are hiding. And all of you repent to Allah, O you who believe, so that you will be lucky. (An-Nur: 31).
Hadith About the Prohibition of Zina of Eyes
The hadith regarding the prohibition of Zina of Eyes is as follows;
عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا : كَانَ الْفَضْلُ بْنُ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ رَدِيْفَ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ . فَجَاءَتْ امْرَأَةٌ مِنْ خَثْعَم فَجَعَلَ الْفَضْلُ يَنْظُرُ إِلَيْهَا وَتَنْظُرُ إِلَيْهِ , وَجَعَلَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَصْرِفُ وَجْهَ الْفَضْلِ إِلَى الشِّقِّ الْآخَرِ , فَقَالَتْ : يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ , إِنَّ فَرِيْضَةَ اللهِ عَلَى عِبَادِهِ فِيْ الْحَجِّ , أَدْرَكْتُ أَبِيْ شَيْخًا كَبِيْرًا لَايَثْبُتُ عَلَى الرَّاحِلَةِ : أَفَأَحُجُّ عَنْهُ ؟ قَالَ نَعَمْ . وَذَلِكَ فِيْ حَجِّ الْوَدَاعِ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu anhuma, “Al-Fadl bin Abbas radliyallahu anhu once followed the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Then a woman from Khats’am came. Al-Fadl then saw her, and she saw him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then turned al-Fadl’s face in the other direction. The woman then said, “O Messenger of Allah! Indeed, the obligation that Allah has given to His servants is Hajj. I knew that my father was very old. He is unable to travel; Can I do Hajj for him? He replied, “Yes.” It happened to the al-Wada Hajj (farewell hajj).” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
Consequences of Zina of Eyes
Now, what are the consequences of Zina of Eyes?
As one of the types of sins that we must avoid, a person who commits Zina of Eyes will receive punishment if he does that. However, I personally don’t really understand what the punishment is. In the past, when I was a child, I often heard explanations, that if someone commits Zina of Eyes, then that person’s eyes will be tortured in Hell.
However, one of the definite consequences is, that if a person commits Zina of Eyes, then his mind and heart will not be able to calm down before he repents. That is, his mind, imagination, and heart will be busy with the things he has seen. As a result, he will not be able to concentrate when performing acts of worship that require him to fully concentrate on doing that. That is one very real consequence.
How to Repent for Zina of Eyes?
Now, perhaps the last question we should know is, how to repent for Zina of Eyes?
The above question is a very logical question because Zina of Eyes is a sin that must be removed.
There is one important thing that we must understand very well, that the sin due to Zina of Eyes is a sin because the eye sees things that have been prohibited by Islam. Because of that, we can repent from Zina Mata by performing ablution (wudu), reading Istighfar, and not doing the same mistakes again.
Readers all! Those are some important things about Zina of Eyes. Do you understand? If you have any questions, please ask!
I think that’s all for this article. May be useful. Amen!
See you again in the next article!