Unknowingly touching one's step daughter with lust

Q: If a father touches the bare skin of his step daughter with lust in the dark because he thought that it was his wife, but when he finds out that it was his step daughter, he moves away immediately. Will hurmat musaaharah be established?

A: If she is around the age of 9 (mushtahaat) or more then hurmat will be established.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)