Q: I read about the Islamic ruling that a man should not touch his mother-in-law, and if he does that, his relationship with his wife will forever become haraam. I am very conscious about this.
Today I visited my in-laws with my wife and I was very conscious about it more than before. My mother-in-law wanted to give me a gift for my birthday and I did not accept the gift. She forcefully gave my the gift by lifting my hand and putting it in my hand. I had no sexual desire towards my mother-in-law before she handed it over to me and even when she held my hand to give me the gift, I had no sexual intentions. But, I had a rush of blood in my body when she was continuously insisting and forcing me to accept the gift. When she held my hand to give me the gift, there was a rush of blood, but believe me there was no sexual desire or intentions from my end. I am very much upset now that whether my wife has become haram on me?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)