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Females hugging an autistic male cousin

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Q: We have a second cousin who is 17 years old and autistic. When he visits us with his family, he often greets us with a hug.

1. Is it permissible for us females to greet him as such?

2. What should we do in this scenario?



1. No.

2. Avoid him.

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

Answered by:

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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