Fear of zihaar

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I am very tensed about a situation. I was having an argument with my wife and in anger I wanted to call her “Mother F______”, but my tongue got stuck and instead I uttered the word “Mother” from my mouth. Have I committed “Zihar” though my intentions were not to call my wife “Mother”. Should I now need to atone by freeing a slave, or observe fast, or serve food to needy people? My intentions were not to call my wife this.


A: No.

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


Answered by:

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.

Find more answers indexed from:
Read more answers with similar topics:
Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

You will receive 5 Q&A in your inbox every week

We have sent a confirmation to you. Please check the and confirm your subscription. Thank you!