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Ḥurmat Al-Muṣāharah (Incest) When There is Doubt

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mathabah.org

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt

Question:

If a man’s mother was rubbing medicine on his arm and he was very scared of urmat al-musāhra (incest) taking place. He made sure to control himself but felt a feeling in his private part. He is not sure if there was slight erection or not. Is urmat Al-Muṣāharah established? What is the ḤHHanafī ruling?

Answer:

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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

Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for contacting Mathabah Institute.

urmat Al-Muāharah incest is not established in the described scenario since there is doubt regarding whether the touch was accompanied by sexual temptation and lust. – (See: Rad Al-Muḥtār, Vol 3, Page 33, Dār Al-Fikr[1], Al-Qawāid Al-Fiqhīyyah, Page 15, Dār Al-Tirmidhī[2])

Ḥurmat Al-Muṣāharah is incest which is based on confirmed sexual temptations and lustful advances. – (See: Al-Bināyah Sharḥ Al-Hidāyah, Vol 4, Page 45, Dār Al-Kutub Al-‘Ilmīyyah)[3]

Only Allāh knows best.


[1] وَالْعِبْرَةُ لِلشَّهْوَةِ عِنْدَ الْمَسِّ وَالنَّظَرِ لَا بَعْدَهُمَا وَحَدُّهَا فِيهِمَا تَحَرُّكُ آلَتِهِ أَوْ زِيَادَتُهُ بِهِ يُفْتَى – كتاب الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين ج٣ /ص ٣٣ دار الفكر 

[2] اليقين لا يزول بالشك

[3] الرجعة والمصاهرة يعني أنهما يثبتان بالقبلة بالشهوة وكذا بالمس وإن لم ينزل – كتاب البناية شرح الهداية ج٤/ ص٤٥ دار الكتب العلمية

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