Masturbating Musaharah

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I wanted to ask if Hurmat-e-mustahara takes place if a person masturbates using one of his mother’s undergarments that he picked up from somewhere. While committing the act the person did not imagine or think lustfully for even a split second about his mother and just used it thinking of it is a female garment. He only comitted this henious act once some 20 years ago and was unaware of the potential implications of it at that time and was young (16-17) although baaligh.

He is extremely remourseful for the act and is now very scared if his parents’ nikah is still valid. Can you please help..



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.

In the enquired case, Hurmate- Musaharah does not take place.

Taubah and Istighfaar should be made as masturbating is a heinous and grave sin.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Ismaeel Bassa

Student Darul Iftaa

Durban South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.