Adultery is one of the gravest and most wicked sins as it leaves very serious effects on both individuals and society. It causes the absence of clarity of lineage, which leads to people’s rights of inheritance being mixed up, and families split and collapse as a result, with grave consequences for children and their upbringing. When adultery leads to pregnancy, the child is often brought up by someone who is not its real father. Social ties are considerably weakened by the spread of adultery, and therefore Islam warns very sternly against all sexual relations outside the marriage bond and prescribes severe punishments for it.