Committing zina with one’s autistic brother

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Q: When my friend was 10 and 13 she tried committing zina with her autistic brother. She believes that at the time she didn’t know what this action was. Her brother has been tested to have no sexual fantasies. She believes that the penis did not penetrate the vagina, which means this is not intercourse. She has repented and 100% knows she won’t do it again. She still feels guilty, does she have to leave home, where would she go? She doesn’t want to reveal this to her family. 


A: Once she has made sincere taubah she should be clear that Allah Ta`ala has forgiven her. She should make sure that she does not go close to this brother of hers.

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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