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  • Joining a Mixed Society Committee: Must Avoid Free Intermixing Date: 12-2-2021

    I go to a mixed university (the universities in my country are all mixed). I don't join the university Islamic society committee mainly because there is lots of free mixing. But would it be permissible for me to join if I can manage to avoid the free mixing and just focus on my own roles? .. More

  • Using Mixed Public Transportation To Go To School Date: 11-12-2019

    I use bus to go to the school I teach in. It is around 20 km away from my home. While inside the bus, I try to sit sufficiently far from women and avert my gaze from them. There is another expensive form of transport which I can use to avoid women, but using it will consume around half of my salary. I can survive using the remaining salary though. Will.. More

  • A Male Teacher Alone With a Male and Female Student Date: 3-1-2019

    Is it permissible to study in a one room, but there is also a female student in that room . There is a teacher ,myself and a female student studying in one room. I am in a necessary situation ,and I cannot go to other place other than this place for several months. .. More

  • Men Greeting Women and Vice-Versa Date: 27-11-2018

    Is it fine or permissible to greet women colleagues at work? Just to tell them salam.I used to not to talk to women and always keep my gaze down, but sometimes i feel that was rude from me ans i should have greeted them, even if they were women.And what if they start greeting me is it permissible for me to reply to them? Thanks and jazzakalallah kheira. .. More

  • Exchanging Courting Words with a Non-Mahram Young Woman Date: 18-10-2018

    Lately I saw a young Muslim woman and a young Muslim boy sitting on a bench in a park. It seems they were flirting. Is this allowed since they met in a park where everybody could see them and they did not do any haram? .. More

  • Criteria of Talking to Non-Mahram Women Date: 15-7-2018

    As salaamu alaykum. If a female is speaking to a male for a necessity, how should the male speak to her? .. More

  • Volunteer Work that Involves Mixing with Men Date: 19-4-2018

    Assalamualaykum. I have been looking into volunteering for charitable organisations and want to get experience to get a job suited to me. I don't know who I would be working with beforehand e.g. males/or if there will be khulwa and i am shy to speak to the person in charge about such things especially non- muslims. For a current role I applied for,.. More

  • Criterion of being in Seclusion with Women Date: 19-3-2018

    I am an English teacher in Egypt. I rent a small office (basement apartment) where I teach young students. The age of the students are mostly under ten years old. It is often that a mother of the student waits in another room (reception) until we finish the lesson. The student actually sits in a classroom with the teacher for the duration of the lesson,.. More

  • Eating at table where women do not observe proper hijaab Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. I am temporarily staying in a house where a maid, her husband, and their child are living along with my grandparents. When we eat, the maid refills the food, and her husband also walks past the dinner. The maid does not wear a hijab, but she wears full sleeves and wraps a cloth around her head which.. More

  • Preparing residence for wife within in-laws’ house Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please do not refer to other answers. I have three bedrooms in my home with considerable space in between. My parents and brothers live in the other rooms, and they are conscious about the basics of hijab. If I allot one of these bedrooms (which has an attached bathroom) tomy wife and buy her a small cooking station, is that sufficient.. More

  • Woman giving out food to fasting men Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it permissible for a woman to personally distribute foods, drinks, Miswaaks (tooth stick), or breakfast, etc. to men? I mean in general, so please advise; and if not, then please advise on whether this is allowed in Masjid Al-Haraam and Masjid An-Nabawi. Please, if possible, respond at your.. More

  • Greeting female cousins for 'Eed Date: 12-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatulallaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. The main focus of my question is: can my husban talk to his female cousins on the phone to wish them a blessed eid or not given that Eid Al-Fitr is on the way, Allah willing. Please, Shaykh, if you can give me advice or proof related to the Quran and the Sunnah, Allah willing, then with the.. More

  • Watching football matches / Women visiting sick men Date: 10-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding watching football matches. One of the reasons I have found scholars prohibiting watching football matches is because of the exposal of the ‘Awrah (what should be covered of the body) of the players. However, as far as I have found through research, the ‘Awrah of today's footballers is hardly exposed... More

  • Family gatherings in restaurants if women are not wearing hijaab Date: 2-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. How should three families be seated if they go out to a restaurant to eat? Traditionally, all of them sit together at one large table. However, this is not Islamically right, as many do not wear the hijab. So how should they sit? Please note that the same food needs to be served to everyone. .. More

  • Mixed family gatherings that violate Shariah Date: 24-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Many, if not the majority of women, do wear hijab. Those who do so do wear lipstick etc. In Bangladesh, when a guest comes, all males and females sit in one room, each sex sits in one sofa, and they face each other and talk. I learned that this situtaion is only halal if all the females wear a hijab.. More