Carrying someone on one’s shoulders

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Q: Imagine situation where a man gives people piggy backs carrying them around on his shoulders. While doing this, the man gets a turn on, he experiences arousal and an has erection but it does not go further than this at all. He does not experience any sexual thoughts at all during this. He is convinced that nothing haram would come from it in terms of failing to fulfil sexual appetitite and is 100% sure this would not happen. Is it allowed for him to give piggy backs carry people round on his shoulder considering the action itself seems halaal?


A: Since you are being aroused, it is impermissible for you to continue this. You should refrain from this.

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

عن ابن عباس أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لعن الله من ذبح لغير الله لعن الله من غير تخوم الأرض ولعن الله من كمه الأعمى عن السبيل ولعن الله من سب والده ولعن الله من تولى غير مواليه ولعن الله من عمل عمل قوم لوط ولعن الله من عمل عمل قوم لوط ولعن الله من عمل عمل قوم لوط (مسند أحمد ‎#2816)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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