Does Allah Forgive Marital Infidelity When You Make Hajj?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Question: If a married woman has sex (without intercourse) with another man, then she goes for hajj and repents from her heart…is her sin forgiven? Should she feel guilty all her life for what she has done or can she feel that its all over now?

Answer: Dear Sister,

Thank you for your question. I pray this message finds you well.

If Allah has concealed this sin and she has made tawba (repentance), she should think well of Allah that He has forgiven her and she should move on with her life.

However, she should really take a good look at her marriage and what went on that she would commit such a major sin. There is no justification for violating one’s marriage vows; therefore, she needs to ask herself can she really be the sort of wife her husband deserves. It’s better to be single than be married while one violates the rights of their spouse.

And Allah knows best,

Zaynab Ansari