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Fear of zihaar

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

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.

Bismillaah

A: No.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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