Boyfriends & Girlfriends in Islaam – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen
Having Boyfriends & Girlfriends in Islaam
What is the ruling on a man and woman who kiss, and do everything else other than intercourse?
These actions which you mentioned are impermissible, haraam upon them, because Allah – the Most High – says:
And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts) except from their wives or that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame, but whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors;
And his statement – The One free from deficiency, the Most High:
And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fahishah [i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)], and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allah forgives him).
And he did not say, and do not fornicate, for the reason of tackling everything that is a cause and leads to fornication, and this, what they are doing, is zina of the hand by touching, zina of the eye by looking, zina of the feet by walking (to do that which is haraam), this is impermissible for them, upon them is to repent from it.
And upon those in responsibility is to educate them and dissuade them from the likes of these actions, and avert them from this sin.
The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) did not prohibit being alone with a strange woman (one who it is not permissible to be alone with) except fearing from this action and its likes.
So you, may Allah give you success, advise them, with that which is upon you, and warn them from this, the impermissiblity of this is clear and is present in the books of tafseer, books of hadeeth, books of fiqh, all of them, and it is not allowed and it is impermissible.
Slightly Paraphrased from Fataawa Noor alad Darb of Shaykh Uthaymeen Vol 5 Pg 549