Accidentally touching a female with lust

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1. If a man’s hand accidentally touches the hand of a female and any of them feels lust, does it establish hurmat musarrat even though the touching was accidental?

2. If a man or woman is not sure about their feelings at the time of physical contact that whether they felt any desire or not, does hurmat musarrat establish?



1. Yes.

2. 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.

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