Is tasawwur of a non-mahram woman is also haram? Is lobster haram for the Shafiis as well?



1. To fantasise and make Tasawwur of a non-Mahram woman is Haraam, and tantamount to committing Zina with the heart and mind, as mentioned in the Hadith. It is recorded in Shaami that, ‘just as it is Haraam to look at that which is not permissible, it is Haraam to even think and ponder over that which is not permissible.’ (Raddul Mukhtaar vol.5 pg.263; Rashidiyya)

2. Consuming lobsters for Shaaf’ees is permissible. (Sharhul Muhadhab vol.9 pg.30)

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai