Love between young men and girls is of two kinds:

There are several reasons that lead young men and girls to become involved in love relations, and then, commit Zina (fornication and adultery) or at least to touch, kiss or hug each other.

We pray to Allah to protect us from such an evil.

This growing social phenomenon will not disappear unless we get rid of its causes. Here are some of the causes that we are supposed to avoid:


Mixing and chatting with females who display their charms and discard their outer clothing.


Permitting one's eyes to look at women's pictures and lewd films, now widespread and varied and used to spoil values and morals. Women were the first temptation that seduced the children of Israel.

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said:

"I am not leaving behind a more harmful trial (cause of mischief) for men than women" .
[Reported by Imams al-Bukhari and Muslim ].

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) addressing women also said:

"I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious, sensible man could be led astray by some of you" . 
[Reported by Imams Bukhari and Muslim ].

Thus, Allah, The Great and Almighty, orders Muslims, males and females, to lower their gaze. He also states that lowering the gaze constitutes greater purity for Muslims.

Allah Says (interpretation of meaning):

Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.). That is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what they do.
[Suran Al-Nur Verse 30].


Associating with bad friends, who do their best to beautify falsehood and make bad deeds fair-seeming to them; those whose first concern is to satisfy their needs and desires. Thus, they become like animals, and even more astray.


Refraining from marriage, which helps one to avoid vices.

Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said:

"O young men, those among you who can support a wife should marry, for it restrains eyes (from casting-evil glances) and protects one from immorality (i.e. illegal sex); but he who cannot afford it should observe fasting for it is a means of controlling the sexual desire" .

[ Al-Bukhari and Muslim][ Narrated by Ibn Masoud (Radiya Allahu Anhu) ]  

We ask Allah, The Great and Almighty, to protect us and all Muslim youth from trials and temptations of this life and the torment of the Life to Come.

Allah knows best.

Reference : Rabee' Al-Aakhir 26, 1423 / 7-7-2002

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