Does hurmat-e-musaaharah become established through having sexual thoughts about a woman

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If a man is going to sleep and only thinking lustfully about a woman and gets an erection, can he marry the woman’s daughter?


A: Just by having sexual thoughts about a woman, hurmat-e-musaaharah will not be established. Hence it will be permissible for him to marry her daughter.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)