Feeling lust after unintentionally looking at one's sons private part

Q: If a woman unintentionally (accidentally) looks at the private part of her adult son without clothes by mistake and she lowers her gaze, but due to looking at the private part without clothes she feels lust inside and she feels some discharge coming out of her private part. Even though she does not have any lust for her son and she lowered her gaze as well, will it constitute hurmat musaharat?

A: If at the time she unintentionally saw her son's private part and immediately lowered her gaze, she did not have any lust, but only perceived lust later on, then hurmat-e-musaaharat will not be established.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)