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Fatwa no. 13228
Q: I have an Indonesian Muslim maid who swears by Allah that my wife has been letting a man into the house for three months, while my wife swears that this is a lie and has never happened. Should I allow my wife to return home after she has sworn by Allah, or shall I believe the Muslim maid who has also sworn by Allah and divorce my wife? I need a Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) to clear my conscience. May you never face such an awful situation.
A: It is not permissible to believe the maid in such a matter, as the basic rule is the wife's innocence of Zina (sexual intercourse outside marriage). However, you should continue advising your wife and warning her against Allah's Prohibitions in general, and committing Zina in particular. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'

Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz



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