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Question: Allaah has forbidden us from commiting illegal sexual intercourse just as He has prohibited us from abandoning the prayer, so which of the two sins is greater than the other?

Answer: Abandoning the prayer is the greatest sin over the one who commits illegal sexual intercourse. That is because abandoning the prayer is Kufr Akbar (major disbelief) that expels one from Islaam.

As for the one who commits adultery, then this is considered from the major sins that does not make one a disbeliever unless that individual says it is permissible to do this act, but the legislated punishment is obligatory (to be established upon him) when the matter is raised to the Muslim ruler.

Comittee members:

‘Abdul ‘Azeez bin Baaz
‘Abdullaah Aal Ghudayaan
‘Abdur Razaaq al-Afeefee’

Written by/Said by: Permanent Committee of Scholars
Taken from: Fataawa al-Lajnatud Da'imah: Volume 6, Page 5, Number 10618