Q: My question is as follows: One lady had a bad incident which happened some years ago. Her father in law has touched her with bad intentions and kissed her on the forehead. She left from there and did not tell any one. She did not know that some thing wrong happened because they did not have any physical relation (intercourse). After few years some one told her that the marriage broke in Hanafi school. So please let me know what Hanafi fiqh says about this? What Shaafee, Maliki, Hanbali fiqh says about this mas’ala? Please reply as soon as possible? If the marriage is not broken in Shaafee school, can she change her hanafi aqeeda and start to follow Shafaee aqeeda?
A: If it can be proven that the father-in-law touched with lust then obviously she will no longer be in the marriage.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)