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Is seeing the private parts of the opposite gender with lust in a digital photo establish the ruling of hurmat musahara?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal​


Question:


Assalamualaikum


Is seeing the private parts of the opposite gender with lust in a digital photo or video establish the ruling of hurmat musahara?


 


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


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


 


Answer:


 


If a man sees the frontal private part of a woman then Hurmat Musaharah is established, however he must actually see the private part.


For example, if she was standing and he saw it then Hurmat would not be established, but if she was sitting down reclining then it would be established.


It is necessary for the Hurmat to be established that the private part is seen physically. Seein it via digital photos or videos will not establish it.[1]


 


And Allah SWT alone knows best.


 


Answered by Maulana Imran Mughal


Checked and approved Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham


 


 



[1]Fatāwā Hindiyyah (Beirut: Dār Kutub Ilmiyyah, 2000), Vol 1 Pg. 302.


Kasānī, Al-Badāi’ Wa As-Sanāi’ (Beirut: Dār Kutub Ilmiyyah, 2003), Vol 3 Pg. 423-424.


This answer was collected from DarulIftaBirmingham.co.uk, which is run under the supervision of Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah from the United Kingdom.

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