Does one have to make purdah from a mentally disabled brother in-law?

Q: I am married. My husbands brother lives with us he is mental. Do I have to have to make parda in front of him?


A: If he has a mental disability and he does know what is lust (husband and wife relationship), then you do not need to observe purdah from him.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)