Q: I have a question with regards to hurmut mussaharah. Unfortunately, I was watching porn/masturbating one evening, where suddenly my mother entered the room. Although I did not expose myself in anyway, I was greeted and touched whilst I was still in an excited state from the haram I did. I remember feeling something inappropriate and trying my best to suppress the feeling, although I have no such feelings at all normally (sorry for going into detail, but I remember I still had an erection before they entered and there was a feeling after the touch which was out of my control). I also remember warmth from the touch. Has hurmut mussaharah taken place? Please advise me what to do.
A: Since you were perceiving lust due to the sin of masturbation and not through your mother’s touch, hurmate musaahara did not take place.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)