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Drinking from one’s brother in-laws’s utensil

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1. If a brother in law drinks from a utensil, can his sister in law drink after him or does his wife have to drink first or vice versa?

2. Can a brother in law sit on the same bedding that his sister in law uses to sleep?



1. The sister-in-law should avoid drinking, whether straight or after his wife.

2. If there are doubts or feelings of lust it should be avoided.

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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