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Accidentally looking into someone’s house

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Q: I have 3 mental diseases ocd, psychosis and split personality disorder. And sometimes I look at windows of homes when I am not in control and I am stuck in a position to try to look away from them due to it being a sin. I unfortunately sometimes choose the wrong direction to look away from them for example, The window will be covered in a curtain but the sides will be left blank due to the curtain being too narrow to cover the whole window. Do I get a sin for accidently looking into the house in that matter or when I see just the darkness of the room from the sides in this case?


A: If it was purely accidental and unintentional then you will not be sinful.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.