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

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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)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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