Criteria of Talking to Non-Mahram Women
Fatwa No: 379204

Question

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

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.

When a man speaks to a non-Mahram woman (i.e., marriageable) then they must adhere to the following Islamic criteria: they should not speak while in seclusion and they should not speak in a tone or a manner that can lead to temptation (like joking and laughing with one another). Rather, they need to talk only about things that are necessary and are needed.

Allah knows best.

Related Fatwa