A Turkish reader of the TT sends the following from the Turkish media:
The Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), Turkey’s top religious body, has stated today: “As long as she is older than 9, it is halal (permitted or lawful in Islam) for a father to have a sexual desire for his daughter.”
Vlad promises me that he will be getting this translated into clearer language
The Religious ‘own daughter lust’ scandal
Religious questions related to everyday life of the citizens “fatwa” to respond under the title was a big scandal in the website
The reply had briefly appeared on the “fatwa” section of the Diyanet website, where readers’ questions are answered.
One anonymous user asked whether a father having sexual desire for his daughter would result in the cancellation of his marriage from a religious perspective.
The Diyanet posted an answer stating that there is a difference of opinion on the matter among Islam’s different schools of thought.
“For some, a father kissing his daughter with lust or caressing her with desire has no effect on the man’s marriage,” the answer said, referencing various religious sources.
The Diyanet cited the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence as an exception, as it sees the daughter’s mother as “haram” (Arabic for “forbidden”) to such a man.
“Moreover, the girl would be over nine years of age,”