Would a couple be responsible if they don’t know hurmat-e-musaaharah was established?

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Q: Would a couple be responsible if they don’t know that another person has impacted their marriage? For example, (may Allah protect us all from this) if a daughter touched her father with lust but neither her father or mother know about this, would they be responsible? Would the daughter be sinning if she doesn’t tell them as it could have disastrous impact on the family? Would her parents be sinning as they don’t know? 


A: It is not their duty. These are all based on doubts. It is not a requirement to follow doubts.

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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