Doubts on hurmat-e-musaaharah

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Q: Does humeraat e musaahara happen with just a quick touch? I was taking my baby from my father in law and could have touched his hand or it was my babies skin im not sure, and then the thought came that I am touching lustfully. I’m not sure if it was lustfull or not. This happens a lot. What can I do about it?


A: Hurmat musaaharah did not take place.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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