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Hurmat-e-musaaharah

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Q: I’m a 22 year old female. I remember that when I was 15 to 17 years of age, I was travelling in a car with my family and was sitting between my mother and father. At that time I was thinking about someone else and got sexually aroused. Now, I am horrified and wanted to know if hurmat musaaharah had taken place.

Only the left side of the body near the hips was in contact, but I was wearing 3 to 4 layers of clothes which is the salwar, a long top probably with a lining and a burqah. My father was wearing a shirt and a pant. When I think about that incident now, I think that the body heat was felt inspite of the layers of clothes (which together became a thick barrier) in between. Will hurmat take place?

Bismillaah

A: If the clothing between you and your father was such that the heat of the body is not felt through the clothing, then Hurmat-e-Musaaharah is not established.

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 MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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