Repenting from Phone Sex

Question: Is phone sex a sin? How can one repent from it?

Answer:

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Yes, phone sex with someone to whom one is not married is a sin, but there is no expiation for it. One stops doing it, regrets having done it, resolves never to do it again, takes the practical means never to do it again, and asks Allah for forgiveness.

A man once kissed or groped a woman at the time of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), so he came to him asking about the expiation for his sin. It was then that the verse was revealed ‘And establish prayer at the two ends of the day and at the night’s approach. Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds. That is a reminder for those who remember.’ (Qur’an, 11: 144) The man then asked, ‘Does this only apply to me, O Messenger of Allah?’
‘No,’ he replied, ‘for whoever of my nation does [something like that].’ (Muslim)

So, when we err, we repent and rush to change our ways by doing as many good deeds as possible.

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the Arabic language sciences and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.