FORNICATION AND ADULTERY JOINED
In a case of zinA in which one party is married and the other party unmarried, the former is punished for adultery and the latter for fornication. AbU Huraira narrates one such case involving a man and woman belonging to desert tribes. A young bachelor found employment as a servant in a certain household and committed zinA with the master�s wife. His father gave one hundred goats and a slave-girl in ransom, but when the case was brought before Muhammad, he judged it �according to the Book of Allah.� He ordered the slave-girl and the goats to be returned and punished the young man for fornication �with one hundred lashes and exile for one year.� The woman was punished for adultery. �Allah�s Messenger made pronouncement about her and she was stoned to death� (4029).
author : ram swarup