Brother kissing the sister

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1. Can a brother kiss and touch his sister’s body except her awrah?

2. Can a brother kiss and touch the head, neck, breast, hand of his sister as a sign of love?



1 – 2. In this day of corruption it is better that you do not become too close with your sister even though it is permissible to shake hands.

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


Answered by:

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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