The creditor desiring to commit Zina with the insolvent debtor's wife

Q: I am a married woman with four children who are all students. A financial crisis forced my husband to be indebted to (Part No. 22; Page No. 47) one of his friends for whom he signed a promissory note. We could not afford repayment of the debt, as my husband was dismissed from his job. He receives a small pension that hardly covers our needs. The creditor started demanding repayment of his debt. He keeps telling me that he is ready to waive the debt, provided that I comply with his desire of having illicit sexual intercourse with me. He persists in his desire and always puts me in embarrassing situations before my neighbors with the purpose of having me yield to his desire. As a practicing Muslim, I fear that I will incur Allah's punishment if I should yield to his desire. I tried my best to stop him but this devil threatens to displace my family by confiscating our belongings. What should I do? What is the Islamic ruling on this?

A: We advise you to be constantly mindful of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) and to exercise self-restraint by not yielding to the illicit desire of this licentious person. You must inform the police or sue him in court, may that serve as a deterrent to him in case he persists in asking you to practice illicit intercourse with him.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.