A Woman Touched Him From the Back
Fatwa No: 379300

Question

AOA. Would it be a sin upon myself if a women touches me intentionally even if I have no intent to touch her. Ie. if a women comes behind and touches my shoulder, and I am unaware she is to touch me, would it be a sin upon me? JAK

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

There is no sin upon you if a woman touches you, whether she did it intentionally or unintentionally. A Muslim is only held accountable when he does it willingly and intentionally. One will not be held accountable for something he had nothing to do with; Allah Says (what means): {And there is no blame upon you for that in which you have erred but [only for] what your hearts intended. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.} [Quran 33:5]

However, you should refrain from reacting and approving of her action. Stay away from her and rebuke her for what she had done if she had done it intentionally.

Allah knows best.

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