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What is الفاحشة "Fahisha" ?
« on: April 08, 2010, 01:23:16 PM »
Everyone, God tells us that He has forbidden fawahish and warned us not to come near it! so my question is: What is the definition of fahisha according to quran? and does quran give us the list of all those things that fall under "fahisha"? like it gives us the list of those things that are haraam to eat. Thanks

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ولا تقربوا الفواحش ما ظهر منها وما بطن

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قل انما حرم ربي الفواحش ما ظهر منها وما بطن

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Re: What is الفاحشة "Fahisha" ?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 02:08:59 PM »
I don't think there is a list.

all i could find:

fahisha is an indecent act, such as marrying your fathers ex-wives (4:22)

zina or going near to it is a fahisha? 17:32

fahisha is an indecent act, that be could be many things..
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Re: What is الفاحشة "Fahisha" ?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 02:45:32 PM »
According to Dr. Shahroor:

The definitions of sins <fahisha> can be found in the following verses:

- “Do not marry the women who were previously married to your fathers-existing marriages are exempted, for it is a gross offense <fahisha>, and an abominable act.” (4/22), Also 4/23 contains the Lower limits.

- “Lot said to his people, “You commit such an abomination <fahisha>; no one in the world has done it before!” (7/80)

- “You shall not commit adultery; it is a gross sin <fahisha>, and an evil behavior.” (17/32)

So, the “obvious’ sins are 1) Adultery, 2) Homosexuality, 3) Incest.

As for “hidden” sins, this is found in 4/128 where a man attempts to have intercourse with his wife from other than what GOD has allowed:


- “If a woman fears desertion or abstainment from her husband, the couple shall try to reconcile their differences, for conciliation is best for them. Selfishness is a human trait, and if you do good and lead a righteous life, GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.” (4/128)

Shahroor explains that the reason a man may abstain or not have sex with his wife is if she refuses to have sex with him beyond what GOD has allowed, thus it is upto them to reconcile.

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Re: What is الفاحشة "Fahisha" ?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 02:55:17 PM »

fahisha is an indecent act, that be could be many things..


indecent act? you mean any act not conforming with generally accepted standards of behavior? or indecent act as per quran?

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Re: What is الفاحشة "Fahisha" ?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 08:13:26 PM »
indecent act? you mean any act not conforming with generally accepted standards of behavior? or indecent act as per quran?

I'd say "as per Qur'an".  Standards of behavior change, the Qur'anic text does not.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 08:33:46 PM »
I'd say "as per Qur'an".  Standards of behavior change, the Qur'anic text does not.

Exactly and with each cultures it difference. Quran is your benchmark.
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Re: What is الفاحشة "Fahisha" ?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 12:49:40 AM »
Difference between Al-Fawahish and Zina

In Urdu enconmpassing Ayat on these two issues

Difference between Al-Fawahish and Zina

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Re: What is الفاحشة "Fahisha" ?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010, 02:26:40 AM »
Dear friends,

May I suggest the most up to date meaning of "Fahash", according to the research of Dr. Qamar Zaman of "www.aastana.com".  That is :

"THE PURSUIT OF ONE'S OWN PERSONAL DESIRES AS AGAINST THE DIVINE DISCIPLINE." 
Hence "Fahash" becomes equal to "SHIRK", making it one of the most serious offenses.

I do think the interpretation is compatible/applicable at all places where the word is mentioned.

The word "ZINA" which relates closely with the word "Fahash" has also been investigated into, in the quest to explore and discover the genuine interpretations of Quranic terminology.  And Lo, the meaning is:

"TO DISTORT THE IDEOLOGY".  Al-Zani is the one who "distorts, changes, twists, alters shape, bends, forces a change into" the divine ideology.  Al-Zania can be a female, or a group, community, gang (Jama'at), as any Jama'at in Arabic is a "feminine" and has a 't' ۃ of 'tanees' in the end.

I would very much like to read friends' opinions.

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Re: What is الفاحشة "Fahisha" ?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010, 08:49:51 AM »
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May I suggest the most up to date meaning of "Fahash", according to the research of Dr. Qamar Zaman of "www.aastana.com".  That is :

"THE PURSUIT OF ONE'S OWN PERSONAL DESIRES AS AGAINST THE DIVINE DISCIPLINE." 
Hence "Fahash" becomes equal to "SHIRK", making it one of the most serious offenses.

Where is it. Plese give its link, since it does not seem to be there.

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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2010, 11:50:38 AM »
Where is it. Plese give its link, since it does not seem to be there.


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