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