Touching Women
Touching Women

Book:

The Book of Ritual Purification (Tahara) - كتاب الطهارة من الحدث.

Chapter:

Factors Nulifying Ablution

Topic/Issue:43 - Touching Women --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam ShafiObligatory to perform ablutionThis involves touching when there is no barrier or cover between the touching skins (including the kiss, as this is included in touching)
There is disagreement about authenticity of hadith of Aisha
The verse touching in the verse 5:6 is used in its primary application to touch by hand. Its better to confine to primary meaning rather than metaphorical unless there is evidence for it.
Imam MalikObligatory when lustful pleasure is intended or felt.The word 'touching' in the verse 5:6 is used for touching with hand. This is the case of general term intended for the particular and hence stipulate pleasure. This was based on the hadith of Aisha and also hadith of Aisha which shows that the prophet (SAW) used to touch her while prostrating
Imam Abu HanifaIt is not obligatory.The word 'touching' in the verse 5:6 is allusion to intercourse as per the usage of Arabs.
Evidences :1 - Quran [5:6], Hadith of Aisha, 3 - Sahih Bukhari [# 501] [Hide/Show]
Last Updated:2011-06-18

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