I have been committing fornication.

Q 2: Your Eminence, nowadays in Algeria, hudud (prescribed penalties) set by the Shari`ah (Islamic law) such as flogging with the whip and other penalties are no longer applied, and many criminals repent of their crimes, such as Zina (sexual intercourse outside marriage) and ask if Allah accepts their repentance. They may doubt this fact because Hudud are not carried out on them.Please, advise in this regard.

A: A Muslim who commits a misdeed that entails the execution of a Had, such as Zina, must offer sincere Tawbah (repentance to Allah) with its well-known conditions, which include giving up the misdeed immediately, regretting it and determining not to commit it again in future. When Allah (Exalted be He) covers up a misdeed of His slave, it will be enough for him to repent to Allah of it, and there is no need to expose oneself to punishment.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.