Q: I wanted to clarify something. I know that by touching a female with lust, the ruling of musahara applies. This is also the case if touching through a barrier but body heat can be felt. If a person is in close proximity to someone, without touching them, they may still feel their body heat that is being released, would this still necessitate musahara? If the man felt lust at the time of feeling this heat? That is, no physical contact occurred, but he felt the heat of the person with lust. Also, is the restriction with any lust, or does erection have to occur in the male who was touching?


A: If the body did not touch at all, then hurmat-e-musaaharah will not be established.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)