Nzingha’s comment concerning the advice given on the Saudi Guide To Dating, couldn’t have been truer. The Saudi Gazette reported:

American girl, Arab man get jail and lashes for adultery

By Adnan Al-Shabrawi
JEDDAH – The Summary Court in Jeddah has sentenced a 23-year-old Arab national and an 18-year-old American girl to one year in prison and 100 lashes each after they were convicted of adultery.
The father of the girl reported the relationship to the authorities after his daughter became pregnant.
The father accused the Arab man of intentionally doing so in order to force her parents into letting them get married.
The parents of the girl had previously refused to let their daughter marry the man.
The Commission for Investigation and General Prosecution (CIP) summoned the Arab man as part of its investigations.
The Summary Court issued its verdict after hearing evidence from the girl and examining a medical report.
The verdict has become final since no party raised an objection and no appeal would be made.
One hundred lashes is the punishment for unmarried adulterers. – Okaz/SG
There are a number of points that can be made here:
1. “The woman and the man guilty of illegal sexual intercourse, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not pity withhold you in their case, in a punishment prescribed by Allâh, if you believe in Allâh and the Last Day. And let a party of the believers witness their punishment.” [Quran 24:2] 
This punishment is for unmarried persons guilty of the above crime but if married persons commit it, the punishment is to stone them to death, according to Allâh’s Law.

Abu Hurayra and Zayd bin Khalid narrated about the story of the two bedouins who came to the Messenger of Allah(pbuh)”O Messenger of Allah, this son of mine was employed by this man, and committed Zina with his wife. I paid a ransom with him on behalf of my son 100 sheep and a slave-girl, but when I asked the people of knowledge, they said my son should be given 100 stripes and banished for a year, and this this man’s wife should be stoned to death.” The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:

“By the One Whose Hands is my soul, I will judge between you both according to the Book of Allah. Take back the slave-girl and the sheep, and your son is to be given 100 stripes and banished for one year. O Unays-he said to a man from the tribe of Aslam-go to this man’s wife and if she confesses, then stone her to death.”

Sahih Muslim 3:1324

This indicates that if the one who committed the sin is single, he is asked to be banished for a year and be given a 100 stripes. But if married, then he/she should be stoned to death. Maybe they wil both get deported in this case because they are not Saudi.

2. In light of the above, the following should be observed and never under any circumstance should one be encouraged to date no matter how bad they desire it:

 “Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: That will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty…” [Qur’an 24:30-31]

3. It’s no wonder the father turned down the request for marriage, this man’s character must have been in question anytime he thinks he can force the father’s hand by getting his daughter pregnant.

4. Notice how the father did not try to cover up his daughter’s wrong doings? The Prophet salla allahu alahi wa salaam, said that even if his own beloved daughter Fatima were to steal he wouldn’t hesitate to chop her hands off!

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