While walking on the streets or in public places, my hands or feet touch a man’s hands or feet. Now I do not feel any lust. But I do not know about the other person. I cannot go and ask him if he has experienced lust or not. Should I consider hurmat musahara to be established or not?
In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind
Hurmatul Musaharah will be established by a person touching the other gender out of lust, without a thick barrier by which body heat cannot be felt. We advise you to be careful whilst walking or interacting with the opposite gender, you should not consider hurmatul musaharah has taken place as that is based on doubt.
Only Allah SWT knows best.
Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam
Checked and approved Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
Ibn Abideen, RadulMuhtaar Ala Ad-DurilMukhtaar (MaktabahShamilah) volume 3 pg. 33.
الأصل في الأمور العارضة العدم
و اليقين لا يزول بالشك