A man and woman confessed before the court that they had committed Zina (adultery), and asked the court to apply the Islamic ruling of Zina on them. However, the court judged them according to the secular laws. Is it permissible for them to kill themselves?
What about thieves, those who drink Khamr (intoxicants) and unmarried people who commit Zina?
They should not kill themselves, but they have to perform Tawbah (repentance to Allah), Istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah) and regret what they did. They should also keep themselves chaste, and conceal their past. If they move to another country other than the one where they committed Zina and were exposed, it will be even better, provided that there is no difficulty for them in doing so. The same applies to thieves, those who drink Khamr and unmarried people who commit Zina in such countries.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.